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Archive for February, 2015

Turner Syndrome symposium: 24 Feb 2015

Posted by Guest Author on 21 February, 2015

Manchester Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes

Institute of Human Development

Manchester Clinical Endocrinology Symposium Series

Turner Syndrome: Aspects of Management

Tuesday 24th February

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1445 Transition in Turner Syndrome, Professor Peter Clayton (Paediatric Endocrinologist CMFT)

1445-1530 Fertility options and success in Turner syndrome, Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald (Consultant Obstetrician CMFT)

1530-1545 Coffee

1545-1630 Cardiological complications and Cardiac MRI in Turner syndrome, Dr Matthias Schmitt (Consultant Cardiologist SMHT)

Organiser: Dr Claire Higham, Consultant Endocrinologist, Christie Hospital

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Manchester University SCE in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course: 6 – 7 Mar 2015

Posted by Guest Author on 21 February, 2015

Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course

Dates: 6th and 7th March 2015

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


Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, University Hospital South Manchester Foundation Trust

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 400 new questions will be discussed. Mock exam will be e-mailed pre-course and answers will be provided and discussed.

To reserve your place please send a refundable cheque for £100 (payable to University of Manchester-Lipid Research Fund AA09891 1831/Handrean Soran) with the registration form to: Debra Eccles (Secretary to Dr Handrean Soran) University Department of Medicine, 5th Floor St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL), e-mail: Debra.Eccles{AT}cmft.nhs.uk

The course is free of charge. The cheques will be available for the delegates to collect on the first day of the meeting. Registration does not include accommodation.

Provisional agenda

Day-1 Friday 6th March

08.30-09.10 Registration, tea/coffee
0.910-09.20 Welcome
09:20-10.20 Why endocrinology SCE exam and how to prepare for it. Dr Naveed Younis
10.20-11.20 Pituitary, Growth hormone, MEN, ectopic hormones. Professor Stephen Shalet
11.20-11.40 Coffee break
11.40-12.40 National and international endocrine guidelines, endocrine consequences of cancer, MEN. Professor Stephen Shalet

12.40-13.20 Lunch

13.20-14.30 General Endocrinology.
14.30-15.30 Lipoprotein disorders, cardiovascular risk management, severe insulin resistance, lypodystrophy. Dr Handrean Soran
15.30-15.50 Coffee break
15.50-16.50 Adrenal, endocrine investigations and dynamic tests. Dr Kelly Cheer
16.50-17.50 Diagnosis, general diabetes management, insulin therapy, pumps, DAFNE, DESMOND, pre-diabetes, data interpretation and relevant guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
18.00 End of Day-1

Day-2 Saturday 7th March

9.00-10.00 Diabetic foot, type 1 diabetes, diabetes neuropathy (relevant national and NICE guidelines). Professor Satyan RajBhandari
10.00-11.00 Obesity, disorders of appetite & weight, bariatric surgery, related guidelines, weight and diabetes treatment. Dr Akheel Sayed
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-12.20 Parathyroid, Vitamin D, bone disorders, calcium and electrolytes, miscellaneous endocrine and lessons from previous exams. Dr Handrean Soran
12.20-13.20 Andrology and gonads, related rare conditions and syndromes, erectile dysfunction, PCOS, Hormone replacement. Dr U Srinivas-Shankar

13.20-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Diabetic emergencies, in-patient diabetes, National diabetes Guidelines, Diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Dr Prasanna Rao-BalaKrishan.
15.00-16.00 Diabetes Microvascular complications (renal and eye), screening and management, legal issues, Diabetes and driving, miscellaneous and guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
16.00-16.20 Coffee break
16.20-17.20 Thyroid, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid Nodules general endocrinology and relevant guidelines. Dr Salman Razvi
17.20 End of Day-2

Feedback from previous courses

We e-mailed all the delegates of our previous course and asked them to write to us with their exam results. Everyone who e-mailed us back has passed the exam.

“Your course was very good, though I think your questions were harder. Though the exam did not cover the epidemiology, screening I thought they were excellent sessions.
It was a well run course and excelllnet value for money.I would recommend it highly for anyone doing the exam.”

“The course had been extremely helpful for the exam and I am really thankful to you all.
It would have been even more useful if it was held a bit earlier as I realised I needed to do a lot to get there but did not have enough time left.
Any way I will let you know ones results are back as I feel I may have done a lot of silly mistakes.”

“I felt your course was good preparation and would recommend it to others. I’d suggest some questions on treating hyperparathyroidism in renal impairment.”

“I passed, big thanks to you !!!!”

“I am a … based in … (got special interest in diabetes) attended your course and just now received the pass result -I have passed (1st attempt) . Many thanks for all you help and advice. It really helped.”

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SCE Revision Weekend 7 – 8 Feb 2015

Posted by Guest Author on 6 February, 2015

Specialty Certificate Examination Diabetes & Endocrine Revision Weekend

Cheshire Suite, Airport Marriott Hotel, Hale Road, Hale Barns, Manchester,WA15 8XW

Programme details

Day 1: 07/02/2015

08.30 – Coffee and registration

08.55 – Introduction: Dr.M.Banerjee

9.00 – 10.00 Session E1
Adrenal disorders & Pregnancy with Endocrine disorders: Dr. Basil Issa

10.00 – 11.00 Session E2
Reproductive endocrinology: Dr.J.T.Krishnamurthy

11.00- 11.15 Coffee

11.15 – 12.15 Session D1
Diabetes – General: Dr.S.Rajbhandari

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 Session E3
Thyroid disorders (except thyroid cancers): Dr. C Higham

14.00 – 15.00 E4
Thyroid cancers and nodules: Dr. A. Paisley

15.00- 15.15 Coffee

15.15 – 16.15 Session M1
Calcium & bone metabolism: Dr.M.Davies

16.15 – 17.15 Session D2
Diabetes – complications: Dr.N.Younis

17.15 – 17.30 Closing remarks for the day
Day 2: 08/02/2015

8.30 am Coffee and registration

8.45 -9.45 Session E6
Pituitary, MEN & miscellaneous endocrinopathies: Dr.D.Cuthbertson

9.45 – 10.45 Session D3
Diabetes – special circumstances: Dr.M.Banerjee

10.45-11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Session E5
Paediatric & Transitional Endocrinology: Dr. Helena Gleeson

12.00- 13.00 Session M2
Lipid metabolism and cardiovascular risk: Dr M Banerjee

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Session M3
Obesity: Dr.A.Syed

14.30 – 16.00 Session T1
Mock exam (90 minutes – 60 questions)

16.00 – 16.45 Session T2
Coffee + Discussion of Mock exam questions: Dr.M.Banerjee

16.45 – 17.00 Feedback & Conclusion

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