A viewpoint published in the BMJ today which briefly reviews the hidden risks that obesity poses in relation to COVID-19.
New publication from the region in Atherosclerosis which covers a commonly encountered conundrum in clinical practice. The article can be accessed via this link.
Following on from the discussion after the case presentation by Dr Bashir at the clinical cases meeting on Wednesday, please find a useful article published in 2017 by Chin et al. – the full article (PDF) is available from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a fellowship to visit an endocrinology centre or research institution to learn new techniques or experience different clinical or research settings. Funding of up to £8000 is available and the deadline for submitting a proposal is 1 August 2020. Application should be made using the form on the Royal College of Physicians website and can be accessed from this link.
The Society for Endocrinology’s online clinical skill webinar series will commence on 15th July 2020 and will deliver a series of accesible lectures until 7th October 2020. Topics covered include Cushing’s syndrome, thyroid eye disease, amiodarone induced thyroid disease, infertility, adrenocortical tumours, the geenetics of pituitary tumours, the management of transgender patients and metabolic bone disease. Click here for details and registration.
Review article published in Current Opinion in Lipidology summarising evidence about metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk reduction and outcomes after bariatric surgery. The article can be accessed from here.
The endocrinology team at the Christie Hospital are hosting an endocrine clinical cases discussion every 2 weeks (started 24th June 2020 and continuing on a 2-weekly basis) using Zoom. This is a great opportunity for trainees and other colleagues to present cases and allows for a nice endocrine virtual catch-up in these difficult times!
We are encouraging endocrine case presentations from all hospitals in the region. They do not have to be rare and indeed the cases in which there are valuable lessons are the ones that have been enjoyed most. Feedback from previous meetings has been positive especially because there have been some very interesting and enjoyable discussions.
The case meeting starts at 15:30 and ends at 17:00 – please join using this link.
A recent interesting analysis of serum cortisol levels in COVID-19 from London published in the Lancet D&E shows that severe COVID-19 is associated with marked rises in serum cortisol (and probably signifies a significant stress response). The article can be accessed here.
There are opportunities to undertake clinical observerships in endocrinology centres in Europe which are endorsed by the ESE. Further information can be accessed here.
Useful resources for managing endocrine conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.