RSM Event: Obesity: 9 Dec 2014

This event has been cancelled; a new date in Spring 2015 will be announced shortly

obesity: epidemiology, complications and management

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2014

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street

Organised by: Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section

Accreditation: CPD – Applied for


9.00 am
Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am
Welcome and introduction

Professor Christopher Byrne, Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Morning Session

9.30 am
Obesity epidemic and diabesity

Dr Akheel Syed, Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

10.10 am
Obesity and the dyslipidaemia of diabetes

Professor Paul Durrington, Cardiovascular Research Group, University of Manchester

10.50 am
Tea and coffee break

11.30 am
Adipose tissue depots; are they all the same? Characteristics, Expandability, Lipotoxicity and the Metabolic Syndrome

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig, Professor in Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism, Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge

12.10 pm
Medical management of obesity: Current and future therapies

Speaker to be confirmed

12.50 pm
Afternoon Session

1.40 pm
Surgical management of obesity: What procedure and when?

Professor Basil Amorri, Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

2.20 pm
Obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea: Implications for lipoproteins, vascular risk, adipose tissue characteristics and the effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Central Manchester NHS foundation Trust

3.00 pm
Obesity: Lessons from genetic studies

Prof Sadaf Farooqi, Welcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, Professor of Metabolism and Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry

3.40 pm
Completion of evaluation forms

3.45 pm
Close of meeting

Further information and to register: Royal Society of Medicine

11th North West Diabetes & Cardiovascular Update: 26 Nov 2014

11th North West Diabetes & Cardiovascular Update: 26 Nov 2014

Wednesday 26th November 2014
De Vere Whites, Reebok Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF

CPD accreditation (5 points) applied for.

To reserve your place email: Lipid Clinic or fax: 0161 276 3630


08.45 – 09.15 Registration

09.15 – 09.20 Welcome
Session 1 Chair: Dr Naveed Younis

09.20 – 10.00 Managing obesity in diabetes and how to deploy our therapeutic options. Dr Akheel Syed, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford.
Q&A session

10.00 – 10.40 Bariatric surgery: indications, choice, guidelines and it’s role in managing type 2 diabetes. Professor Basil Ammori, Professor in Surgery, University of Manchester, Manchester.
Q&A session

10.40 – 11.10 Tea & Coffee
Session 2 Chair: Dr Handrean Soran

11.10 – 11.50 Diabetes in the elderly, institutionalised patients and end of life care. Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester.
Q&A session

11.50 – 12.30 X-PERT diabetes programme – A South Manchester Perspective. Helen Tyrer, Podiatrist, University Hospital South Manchester & Amy Griffiths, Community Dietician for Long Term Conditions, University Hospital of South Manchester.
Q&A session

12.30 – 13.30  Lunch & Networking
Session 3  Dr Naveed Younis

13.30 – 14.15 Glucose lowering and cardiovascular events: interpretation of the DPP4 trials. Professor Kausik Ray, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, St George’s University Hospital, London.
Q&A session

14.15 – 14.55 New national and international lipid modification guidelines and their clinical impact illustrated by case presentations. Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, Manchester.
Q&A session

14.55 – 15.35 Insulin pump: Indications, guidelines and evidence. Dr Lalantha Leelarathna, Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Diabetes Centre, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester.

15.45 Close


Organised by Dr Handrean Soran & Dr Naveed Younis
The organisers will not receive speaker honorarium or any other fee for chairing the sessions and organising the meeting

8th NORTH WEST LIPID FORUM: 3rd December 2014

I am delighted to invite you to attend the 8th North West Lipid Forum. I attached the agenda and registration form. To reserve your place, please complete the form and return at your earliest convenience to Lipid Clinic or Fax to 0161 276 4684.



Dr Handrean Soran MSc, MD, FRCP

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist & Clinical Lead Department of Medicine, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

8th NORTH WEST LIPID FORUM Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 0900-1600


0850-0915 Registration and Tea

0915-0920 Welcome. Dr Handrean Soran

Session 1 Chair TBC

0920-1000 NICE guidelines, their development and the international context. Professor Anthony S. Wierzbicki, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine & Chemical Pathology. Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK.

1000-1040 Why do we have British guidelines on hypertension, but not hyperlipidaemia? A disservice to people with hyperlipidaemia. Professor Paul Durrington, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

1040-1100 Coffee

Session 2 Chair Professor Paul Durrington

1100-1140 An overview and what we learned from Simon Broom registry data? Professor Andrew Neild, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK.

1140-1220 Familial Hypercholesterolaemia cascade testing in Wales and the experience so far. Dr Dev Datta Consultant in Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine University Hospital Llandough, Wales, UK.

1220-1300 Genetics of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Professor Steve Humphries, University College London, London, UK.

1300-1415 Lunch and networking

Session 3 Chair Dr Mary Seed

1415-1450 PCSK9: natural history and targeted treatment of GoF Mutations with PCSK9 Monoclonal Antibody and its effect in Homozygous Familial Hypercholestrolaemia. Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

1450-1510 Liver transplantation as a therapeutic option in Homozygous Familial Hypercholestrolaemia: Overview of the Literature and a case presentation. Dr Anne-Marie Kelly, Consultant Chemical Pathologist & Hospital Dean, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

1510-1530 Homozygous Familial Hypercholestrolaemia and pregnancy. Sister Ruth Eatough, Cardiovascular Trials Unit, Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.

1530-1550 A review of paradoxical HDL-C responses to fenofibrate, illustrated by a case report. Dr Jonathan Schofield, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

1550-1600 Close and feedback

Preston Pituitary Meeting: 15 Oct 2014

Preston Pituitary Meeting

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Education Centre Royal Preston Hospital


12.45-13.45  Lunch

13.45-14.45 11C-Methionine PET-CT/MRI: a novel adjunctive imaging modality for pituitary adenomas

Dr Mark Gurnell, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Endocrinology Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

14.45-15.15 ENT aspects of pituitary surgery

Mr John De Carpentier, Consultant ENT surgeon, Royal Preston Hospital

15.15-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-16.15 Growth Hormone deficiency in adults – diagnosis and management

Dr Rob Murray, Consultant Endocrinologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

16.15-17.00 Pituitary case presentations

Chair Dr Simon Howell, Consultant Endocrinologist, Royal Preston Hospital

17.00 Close

For Further Information and to register please contact Alison Jones or Louise Mummberson

3 CPD points: Approval sought from the Royal College of Physicians

Dr Simon Howell


SfE Clinical Update: 3-5 Nov 2014

Registration and case submission now open!

The Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical Update draws a wide delegation of endocrine professionals from across the UK, providing an ideal forum to present your work and share professional experiences with peers and experts within the field.

Covering all eight strands of the curriculum, the interactive three day course provides you with a comprehensive clinical practice update, alongside indispensable training in preparation for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Full Clinical Update 2014 programme

Call for cases now open

Delegates are asked to submit an abstract of a representative, routine clinical case that will be of core interest. Cases do not have to be unusual or ground-breaking, simply representative of what you would see day-to-day in your clinic.

Why submit your case for Clinical Update 2014?

  • Have the opportunity to present your research and share professional experiences
  • Gain recognition for your work and receive feedback from peers and senior endocrinologists
  • All submitted accepted cases will be published in the final programme book
  • All cases chosen for presentation will be awarded a certificate and will be considered for a CET Case Presentation prize.

Information on how to plan and prepare your abstract and using the simple online submission process is available on the Clinical Update website.

Ensure that your work is part of Clinical Update 2014, submit your case online by 23.59 (GMT) 14 September 2014. 

Find out more

98% of attendees in 2013 would recommend Clinical Update to a colleague

3 – 5 November 2014

The Palace Hotel, Manchester

Submit a case
Register your place
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The Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update 2014 has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 16 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s)
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Endocrine Nurse Update: 15-16 Sep 2014

Endocrine Nurse Update 2014

Endocrine Nurse Update, 15 – 16 September 2014, Conference Aston, Aston University, Birmingham

Share the latest advances in endocrine nursing expertise, discover the most recent developments and meet colleagues from around the UK

Providing dedicated training for established and new-to-post specialist endocrine nurses, this renowned course offers an indispensable update on best practice and the latest developments in the endocrine nursing field.

Designed by nurses for nurses, Endocrine Nurse Update follows a comprehensive 3-year rolling educational programme which explores a wide range of endocrine topics relevant to nurses specialising in the endocrine field. This year an exciting range of topics include: Growth hormone deficiency, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis and cranial tumours.

Over two days, the Endocrine Nurse Update features various interactive sessions, workshops and discussions opportunities. This year the workshops will be of a particularly interactive nature, where delegates will be asked to participate in discussions and bring their own local protocols, patient information leaflets, examples of interesting cases and materials they use in the education of patients, in order to share and discuss.

Places are limited and are available on a firstcome, first served basis.

The Endocrine Nurse Update has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation for a total of 14 hours.

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Endocrine Nurse Update

NWES 2014: Friday 27 June

announces its next meeting
FRIDAY 27th June 2014, 13:00 – 17:40

Seminar rooms 5&6
Mayo Building
Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford


NWES 2014 meeting flyer


Please note there is a SpR teaching half-day in the morning:

Final Programme SpR teaching day 27th June 2014

09:00 – 09:20         Registrations/coffee

09:20 – 10:00         Fertility issues in endocrinology –David Polson, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Salford Royal Hospital

10:00 – 10:40         Transitional endocrinology A to Z of puberty induction – Indie Banerjee, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

10:40 – 11:00         Coffee break

11:00 – 11:40         CFS diagnostics, what lies beneath – Annice Mukherjee, Consultant Endocrinologist, Salford Royal Hospital

11:40 – 12:40         Cases (3 case presentations of 20 minutes each)

12:40 – 13:30         Lunch

13:30 – 17:40         NWES (see separate programme above)

British Hypertension Society Masterclass – Manchester

British Hypertension Society 16th Masterclass in Hypertension

Date: Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

Venue: Core Technology Facility at the University of Manchester

CPD: RCP 5 external credits (Activity code: 87759)


09.00 Registration, Coffee & Welcome
10.00 Management of mixed dyslipidaemia in obesity: Dr Mike France, Consultant in Chemical Pathology, Manchester Royal Infirmary
10.30 Introduction to obesity related hypertension: Dr Adam Greenstein, Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester & Honorary Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Assessment of target organ damage in the eye and the nerves in obesity and hypertension: Professor Rayaz Malik, Professor of Medicine & Consultant Physician, Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes, The University of Manchester
12.00 Management of resistant hypertension: Professor Tony Heagerty, Professor of Medicine and Cardiac Centre Lead, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, The University of Manchester
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Pathophysiological mechanisms leading to obesity related hypertension: Dr S Withers, Research Associate, The University of Manchester
14.00 Overview of obesity, underlying mechanisms and obstructive sleep apnoea: Professor John Wilding, Head of Department of Obesity and Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool & Honorary Consultant, University Hospital Aintree
14.30 Tea Break
15.00 Medical Management of obesity/drug related therapy for obesity: Dr Akheel Syed, Honorary Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester and Consultant Physician & Clinical Lead, Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
15.30 Surgical interventions for obesity and effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease: Professor Basil Ammori, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospital (NHS), Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, North Manchester General Hospital (NHS) & Honorary Professor of  Hepatobiliary & Bariatric Surgery, The University of Manchester
16.00 Close of meeting

Registration and further details: BHS Masterclass Manchester 2014 Announcement

Consultant Nephrologist Study Group 16th Anniversary Meeting: 13-14 Mar 2014

Consultant Nephrologist Study Group 16th Anniversary Meeting

Venue: Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge, Windermere, Lake District
Date: March 13th-14th 2014


Thursday 13th March

18.00 – 19.30 Arrival and Refreshments

19.30 – 19.40 Welcome – Dr Ajay Dhaygude, Consultant Neprologist, Royal Preston Hospital

19.40 – 20.30 “Treatment options in SHPT – an update”  – Dr Geoffrey Block, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

20.30 Dinner

Friday 14th March 2014

0900 – 0925 Registration – Tea and Coffee
Opening Welcome – Dr Ajay Dhaygude

Session 2
0930 – 1030 Understanding the Cardio-Renal syndrome: simplistic classification, complex pathophysiology – Professor Philip Kalra, Salford Royal Hospital

Session 3
1030 -1130 The puzzle of Nephrotic Syndrome – putting together the pieces  – Professor Moin Saleem, Bristol Royal Hospital

1130 – 1145 COFFEE BREAK

Session 4
1145 – 1245 Issues in weight management and bariatric surgery in renal patients – Dr Akheel Syed, Department of Obesity Medicine and Endocrinology, Salford Royal Hospital

1245 – 1345 LUNCH

Session 5
1345 – 1445 What is best dialysis modality for my patients? – Dr Sandip Mitra, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Session 6
1445 – 1545 ANCA associated vasculitis, epidemiology and unusual cases – Dr Ajay Dhaygude, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston

1550 – 1600 Closing Remarks – Dr Ajay Dhaygude

Amgen Nephrology has provided unrestricted funding to enable this conference to take place. Amgen have had no input into the programme other than supporting Dr Block to present