Research from the NW: Vitamin D Status After Bariatric Surgery

Fox A, Slater C, Ahmed B, Ammori BJ, Senapati S, Akhtar K, Ellison J, Summers LKM, Robinson A, New JP, Soran H, Adam S, Syed AA. Vitamin D status after gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy over 4 years of follow-up. Obes Surg 2019 | doi:10.1007/s11695-019-04318-0

Vitamin D levels are low in 4 in 5 people with obesity prior to bariatric surgery. Routine supplementation following bariatric surgery reduces rates of deficiency/insufficiency.

It’s all in your skinny genes

In the largest genome-wide association study of its kind, catchily called STILTS (Study Into Lean and Thin Subjects), Sadaf Farooqi’s team in Cambridge have reported that slim people have a favourable genetic profile compared to those at the obese end of the spectrum.

Genetic architecture of human thinness compared to severe obesity
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007603

Speciality Certificate Examination Course – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  

Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course

29th and 30th of March 2018

This is a two day intensive Endocrine and Diabetes SCE exam course delivered by expert consultants specialised in the field they cover. 14 sessions aiming at covering the curriculum. More than 250 new questions will be discussed. Mock exam will be on day 2 of the course.

Dates: 29th –30th of March 2019

Venue: Seminar Room A and B, 5th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, , Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford road, Manchester, M13 9WL

 

Who should attend?

1-    SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology,

2-    CMTs who plan a career in this speciality,

3-    Chemical pathology and metabolic medicine trainees,

4-    Any other trainee or HCP who is planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in diabetes and endocrinology.

5-    Primary care physicians/trainees and overseas doctors are welcome.

To reserve your place:

Who should attend?

SpRs in Endocrinology and Diabetes, CMTs who plan a career in Endocrinology and Diabetes,  Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine trainees, any other UK based or overseas trainee or HCP who is intending to have a career in Diabetes and Endocrinology and/or planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in Endocrinology and Diabetes. Primary care physicians/trainees and overseas doctors are welcome. The course provides an extensive review and update of all the Endocrinology and Diabetes curriculum.

To reserve your place:

  1. Complete the registration form on the following website  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTKCLN9
  2. Payment £300.00 before 1st March 2019 (£400 after 1st March 2019): payable via below PayPal account. Please make sure you send your payment once you finish the registration to receive the confirmation. NO confirmation will be sent without receiving the payment.
  3. PayPal account:  sce201903@gmail.com
  4. Cancellation policy:
  5. Registration fee is not refundable if cancellation after 14th March 2019.
  6. We will refund the registration fee if cancellations before 14th March 2019 (£50.00 administrative fee will be deducted).
  7. The registration fee includes catering and course booklet (including the questions) but does not cover accommodation or travel. Delegates should arrange their own accommodation and travel.
  8. Only 40 Places are available. First come, first served. Registration will close on 14th March 2019.

Organisers:

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Dr. Moayed Alhelfi Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist

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