The North West of England Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity Newsletter

SCE Course – Manchester 2020

Posted by Louise Hunter on 8 January, 2020

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.

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Clinical Cases Meeting 13 December 2019 – The Christie Hospital

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 11 December, 2019

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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Research from the NW: Vitamin D Status After Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Guest Author on 10 December, 2019

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.

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Christie Clinical Cases 5 July 2019

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 3 July, 2019

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.

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It’s all in your skinny genes

Posted by Akheel Syed on 25 January, 2019

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

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Speciality Certificate Examination Course – Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 17 January, 2019

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.


Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Dr. Moayed Alhelfi Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist

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Arnold Bloom Lecture 2018: The National Diabetes Audit

Posted by Akheel Syed on 17 December, 2018

Getting the measure of diabetes: the evolution of the National Diabetes Audit

Bob Young presented this paper as the 2018 Arnold Bloom lecture at the 2018 Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference held in London




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15th Northwest Diabetes, Endocrinology and Cardiovascular Update: 8 Dec 2018

Posted by Guest Author on 1 November, 2018

What: 15th Northwest Diabetes, Endocrinology and Cardiovascular Update

When: Saturday, 8th Dec 2018

Where: Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB                                                                                                   http://www.manchesterconferencecentre.co.uk

The nearest carpark is situated on Charles street http://www.estates.manchester.ac.uk/services/operationalservices/carparking

To register, please complete the registration form on the following website:


For queries: northwest.cpd@gmail.com

Applied for 5 CPD points

Organised by Dr Handrean Soran and Dr Naveed Younis

The sponsors have had no involvement in developing the content of the meeting.

The meeting is free for Health Care professionals, scientists and students.

Limited places available, please book your place as soon as possible.

Provisional Programme

0830–0900 Registration & coffee
0855 Welcome Dr Handrean Soran
  First session
0900–0945 Managing hypertension for general practitioners and physicians

i.        When to treat?

ii.        How to treat?

iii.        What treatment target?

iv.        Should we manage hypertension in patients with diabetes differently?

v.        When to refer to secondary care?

Professor Anthony Heagerty,

University of Manchester, UK

0945-1030 Chronic kidney disease

i.        The impact of chronic kidney disease

ii.        Initial assessment of CKD in primary care

iii.        When to refer patients with CKD to secondary care

iv.        Diabetes nephropathy

When to think beyond diabetes nephropathy?

Initial assessment in primary care

Should we combine ACEIs and ARBs?

Professor Philip Kalra,

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1030-1115 An update on management of hyperlipidaemia

i.        What is new with LDL cholesterol lowering: PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies

ii.        Hypertriglyceridaemia: how to manage and what is new?

iii.        Diabetes Dyslipidaemia

iv.        Statin intolerance

Dr Handrean Soran,

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

1115-1135 Moderated Panel discussion
1135–1215 Sandwich lunch & networking
  Second session
1215-1300 Making sense of clinical guidelines for diabetes in a world of obesity

i.        Treatment options

ii.        Managing diabesity

iii.        When to consider metabolic surgery

Dr Akheel Syed,

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1300-1345 Managing cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes: Is there a role for glucose lowering agents?


Dr Naveed Younis,

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

1345-1400 Nutraceuticals in clinical practice and recent advances TBC
1410-1430  Moderated panel discussion
1430 End


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

Posted by Guest Author on 29 June, 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

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NWES Annual Meeting: 26 June 2018

Posted by Guest Author on 18 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

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