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.
These are useful resources for managing patients with diabetes and at risk of diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Website can be accessed using this link: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/resources/coronavirus-clinical-guidance
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust are once again running their popular 2-day SCE course, to be held in Manchester on 27th-28th March 2020.
More information can be found in the attached file: SCEcourse2020
Click here to register. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
Please note that this is a non-commercial and not-for-profit meeting.
We would be delighted if you could join us for a clinical cases afternoon at the education centre of The Christie Hospital on Fri 13 Dec at 3 pm.
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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.
Please join us for a clinical cases presentation session on Friday 5 July at 15:00 in the Education Centre at The Christie. Please encourage trainees to present clinical cases for discussion.
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
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:
- Complete the registration form on the following website https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTKCLN9
- 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.
- PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cancellation policy:
- Registration fee is not refundable if cancellation after 14th March 2019.
- We will refund the registration fee if cancellations before 14th March 2019 (£50.00 administrative fee will be deducted).
- 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.
- Only 40 Places are available. First come, first served. Registration will close on 14th March 2019.
Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,
Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,
Dr. Moayed Alhelfi Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist