Impact of Obesity on Health

RCP CPD approved for 5 credits. Code 100727

Date: 14th November 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 0900 – 1630

Venue : Mayo Building, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Fee: Free to all healthcare professionals. Places are limited and will be offered on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

Aimed at: General Practitioners, Physicians, Surgeons, Specialist Nurses and Dieticians with interest in obesity and bariatric surgery.

Description: Currently we are amidst an epidemic of obesity that is likely to worsen over the years as predicted by the ‘Foresight report for tackling obesity’. The crux of the problem is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

The physical and psychological drivers inherent in human biology mean that the vast majority of us are predisposed to gaining weight.

Obesity not only leads to multiple comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnoea, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk, stroke, arthritis and increased risk of cancer but also results in poor quality of life and impacts longevity.

Hence there is an urgent need for awareness and action at every level and not least the medical fraternity.

The purpose of this study day is to increase awareness and to review the current evidence and practice in the management of obesity. The day will also feature the establishment of a voluntary organisation “Greater Manchester Obesity Awareness and Support” with a view to share our knowledge and to develop strategies to tackle the obesity epidemic.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia talk

On behalf of Professor Neil Hanley:

Dear All

Professor Rich Auchus is visiting from the University of Michigan as the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Lecturer prior to the BES meeting in Edinburgh.

His visit is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 28th October and there is a booking for the afternoon in the Core Technology Facility Building at the University of Manchester on Grafton St (


1330:                    Assemble at the CTF building

1400-1500:         Lecture: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia in the new millennium, beyond 17- hydroxyprogestone and glucocorticoids

1500-1530:         Tea/Coffee

1530-1700:         Case-based presentations and discussion from Paediatric endocrinology & Adult endocrinology

1700:                    Wrap-up

If you would like to attend please email Judith.toon AT

Car parking is available across Grafton St in the multi-storey car park of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary/Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital) or further north on Upper Brook St at the Aquatics Centre car park.




Professor Neil Hanley

Chair of Medicine & Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow | Head, Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes | Director, Fellowship Academy; Institute of Human Development, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, AV Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT.

Preston Pituitary Day 2015

This annual event is scheduled for Wednesday 25th November, 1345-1700, in the Education Centre at Royal Preston Hospital. This year’s external guest speaker is Dr Craig Stiles, Wellcome Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology working with Professor Marta Korbonits at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London who will be speaking on the genetics of pituitary tumours. There will also be a talk from Dr Raj Kumar, consultant clinical oncologist at Royal Preston on the role of radiotherapy in pituitary tumours. In addition, Dr Uazman Allam, SpR in Endocrinology, will be talking on the relatively rare condition of inflammatory pseudotumour of the pituitary.

For further information and to register please contact

Alison Jones/Louise Mummberson on 01772 522811

e-mail – alison.jones AT

If you are interested in presenting a case, please contact Dr Simon Howell to discuss (simon.howell AT

Early Steps into Research as a Qualified Doctor

This event on Friday 6th November is being run by the Fellowship Academy (an initiative of the University of Manchester Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences), and is aimed at early career clinicians interested in pursuing a research career pathway. Please let all your trainees know!

More details can be found here, and you can download the programme here.