11th North West Lipid & Atherosclerosis Forum: 18 Sep 2018

What: 11th North West Lipid & Atherosclerosis Forum

When: Tuesday, 18th September 2018

Where: Radisson BLU Hotel, Chicago Avenue, Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 3RA


0830 – 0900 Registration & Coffee  
0900 Welcome Dr Handrean Soran
0905 First Session Chairs: Dr Michael France & TBC
0910–0940 Managing hypertension: clinical guidelines and how to individualise treatment? Professor Anthony Heagerty, University of Manchester, UK
0940-1010 A systematic evaluation of glucose lowering therapy and cardiovascular risk: past and present. TBC
1010-1040 Optimizing treatment of Hyperlipidaemia: quantitative evaluation of UK, USA and European guidelines Professor Paul Durrington, University of Manchester, UK
1040-1105 Case presentation

Moderated Panel discussion

Dr Handrean Soran
1105 – 1135 Coffee  and Networking  
1135 Second session          Chairs: Professor Sean Carroll and Dr Basil Iissa
1135-1205 FCS: the disease burden, diagnosis and data from gene therapy. Prof Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Berlin, Germany
1205-1335 Recent advances in lipid modification therapy: PCSK9i trials and new therapies for severe hypertriglyceridaemia Dr Handrean Soran, Manchester University Hospital, Manchester, UK
1235-1305 PCSK9, LDL-R and diabetes: from molecular mechanisms to clinical implications. Professor Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Milan, Italy
1305-1315 Panel discussion  
1315 – 1400 Lunch and Networking  
1400 Third session Chairs: Dr Rachelle Donn and Dr Lance Sandle
1400-1430 HDL cholesterol as a therapeutic target: A critical appraisal of previous clinical trials and how can we do better? TBC
 1430-1500 Autoimmunity against HDL/apoA-1: an emergent marker and mediator of cardiovascular risk. Prof Nicolas Vuilleumier, Geneva Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland
1500 – 1515 Coffee  and Networking  
1400 Fourth session Chairs: Dr Dermot Neely, Newcastle, UK & TBC
1510-1540 Lipid lowering nutraceuticals in clinical practice and recent advances Prof Maceij Banach, Warsaw, Poland
1540-1610 Lipoprotein (a) as a cardiovascular risk factor: what HEART UK says? Dr Jaimini  Cegla

Imperial College, London

1420–1440 Coffee and Networking


1550 END

NWES Annual Meeting: 26 June 2018

What: North West Endocrine Society Annual Meeting

When: 26 June 2018, 13:00 – 17:00

Where: Frank Rifkin Lecture Theatre, Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital


13:00 – 13:30 Welcome and lunch

SESSION 1 CHAIR: Professor David Ray, Manchester Royal Infirmary

13:30 – 13:45 A difficult case of Cushing’s; NW Trainee presentation

13.45 – 14:30 Methionine PET, Dotatate PET, IPSS; Dr Mark Gurnell, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

14:30 – 14:45 Panel discussion: Interpretation of investigations

14:45 – 15:15 Coffee break

SESSION 2 CHAIR: Dr Simon Howell, Royal Preston Hospital

15:15 – 16:00 Endocrine Clinical Case Presentations: Three 15min presentations (will be selected from abstracts submitted)

SESSION 3 CHAIR: Dr Basil Issa, Wythenshawe Hospital

16:00 – 16:40 Debate: This house believes T3 / T4 supplementation has a role

 For: Professor Colin Dayan, University Hospital Wales, Cardiff

 Against: Dr Amit Allahabadia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

16:40 – 17:00 Award Ceremony Dr Tara Kearney / Dr Annice Mukherjee

17:00 Close of meeting

Federation of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) CPD credits applied for

Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Study Day 10 July at Salford Royal

What: Tackling Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Study Day

When: 10 July 2018

Where: The Mayo Building, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Please find attached details of a study day being held in the Mayo Building at Salford Royal Hospital. The growing obesity and its epidemic are proving increasingly challenging and this day allows for discussion with and presentations from experts in the field. Details of how to register are included in the attached file.


Tackling Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Study Day

For Physicians, Surgeons, GPs and AHPs

10th July 2018, The Mayo Building, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Time Topic Speaker
8:45-9:00 Welcome




Mr Chris Brooks

Group Medical Director Northern Alliance


Prof Siba Senapati

Chairman of Obesity Awareness  & Support  OASIS-GB

First session Chair: Prof. Martin Gibson
9:00-9:25 Current obesity epidemic and its effects on health and well- being Dr Akheel Syed

Consultant Endocrinologist Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

9:25- 9:50 Obesity and Sleep Disorders: is there a relationship? Dr Victoria Cooper

Principal Sleep Physiologist

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

9:50- 10:15 Obesity and kidneys Dr Smeeta Sinha

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester

10:15-10:40  Is obesity a Psychiatric Disorder? Dr J S Bamrah

Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Reader University of Manchester

10:40-11:00 Coffee  
Second session Chair: Dr Biswamohan Misra
11:00-11:20 Ethnicity, Culture and Diabetes Dr Naveed Younis

Consultant in Diabetes/Endocrinology Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

11:20-11:40 Obesity, Lipoproteins, Microangiopathy and the effect of Bariatric Surgery Dr Handrean Soran

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

11:40-12:00 Current innovative medical management of Obesity Prof John New

Professor of Medicine

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

12:00-12:20 Role of surgery in tackling obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome Prof Siba Senapati

Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Salford Royal Hospital



12:20-12:40 Panel Discussion / Q&A Panel of 2nd Session Lecturers
12:40-13:40 Lunch  
Afternoon session Chair: Dr Akheel Syed
13:40-14:05 Tackling Diabesity – Role of General practitioner  and Commissioner Dr Naresh Kanumilli

Diabetes Network Lead for Greater Manchester and East Cheshire

14:05-14:30 A Patient’s experience of Bariatric and Metabolic  Surgery TBC
14:30-14:55 Role of gut microbiota in diabesity: can we alter it? Prof Andrew McBain

Professor of Microbiology University of Manchester

14:55-15:20 Public Health Interventions in the Management of Obesity TBC
15:20-15:30 Discussions


Prof Siba Senapati


Chairman of Obesity Awareness & Support  OASIS-GB

16:30-16:40 Vote of thanks Mr Jack Carney

Co-chair, OASIS-GB


Travel Information

Find programme and registration info from this downloadable link:

Obesity and MS Study Day Programme 999