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Manchester University SCE in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course 24–25 March 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 15 February, 2017

Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course

When: 24th – 25th of March 2017

Where: Seminar Room A & B, 5th floor, St Marys Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, M13 9WL

Provisional Agenda

Friday 24th  March

08.30-09.00 Registration, tea/coffee

09.00-09.20 Why endocrinology SCE exam, how to prepare for it. Dr Naveed Younis
09:20-10.20 Diabetic foot, type 1 diabetes, diabetes neuropathy (relevant national and NICE  Guidelines). Professor Satyan Raj Bhandari
10.20-11.20 General Endocrinology.  Professor Stephen Shalet
11.20-11.40 Coffee break

11.40-12.40 Pituitary, Growth hormone, ectopic hormones, general endocrinology. Professor Stephen Shalet
12.40-13.20 Lunch

13.20-14.30 Diabetes Microvascular complications (renal and eye), screening and management, legal issues, Diabetes and driving, miscellaneous and guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
14.30-15.30
15.30-115.50 Coffee break

15.50-16.50 Andrology and gonads, related rare conditions and syndromes, erectile dysfunction, PCOS, Hormone replacement. Dr U Srinivas-Shankar
16.50-17.50 Adrenal, endocrine investigations and dynamic tests. Dr Kelly Cheer
17.50-18.00 End of day 1

Saturday 25th  March

09.00-10.00 Lipoprotein disorders, cardiovascular risk management, severe insulin resistance, lipid guidelines, monogenic diabetes, monogenic diabetes and lipodystrophy. Dr Handrean Soran
10.00-11.00 Diabetic emergencies, in-patient diabetes, National diabetes Guidelines, Diabetes and Endocrine disorders in pregnancy. Dr Rahul Yadav
11.00-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-12.20 Parathyroid, Vitamin D, bone disorders, calcium and electrolytes, miscellaneous Endocrinology and lessons from previous exams. Dr Handrean Soran
12.20-13.20 Diagnosis, general diabetes management, insulin therapy, pumps, DAFNE, DESMOND, pre-diabetes, data interpretation and relevant guidelines. Dr Naveed Younis
13.20-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 National and international endocrine guidelines, endocrine consequences of cancer, MEN. Dr Salman Razvi
15.00-16.00 Obesity, disorders of appetite & weight, bariatric surgery, related guidelines, weight and diabetes treatment. Dr Akheel Syed
16.00-16.20 Coffee break

16.20-17.20 Thyroid, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid Nodules general endocrinology and relevant guidelines. Dr Salman Razvi
17.20-18.20 Mock exam 50 Questions. Dr. Mo Alhelfi, Dr Handrean Soran, Dr.Naveed Younis
18.20-18.30 End of day 2

Organisers:

Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust;
Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, University Hospital South Manchester Foundation Trust
Co-ordinator: Dr. Moayed Alhelfi (ST7 Diabetes &Endo/NMGH)

Who should attend?

SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology, CMTs who plan a carer in this speciality, chemical pathology and metabolic medicine trainees, any other trainee or HCP who is planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in diabetes and endocrinology. Primary care physicians/trainees and over sea doctors are welcome.

How to reserve your place:

1-Fill the registration form enclosed then  email it to  Dr M Alhelfi

2-Payment £75.00: by cheque (for details see the registration form below). The registration fee covers catering but does not cover accommodation or travel. Delegates should arrange their own accommodation and travel.

Registration Form

To register for this course:

1.Email this registration form to Dr M Alhelfi

2.Payment £75.00 (cheque payable  to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Lipid Disease Fund 9172

To be posted to :

Debra Eccles, Secretary to Dr Handrean Soran, Department of Medicine, 5th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL.

Name:
Address for correspondence
E-mail
Telephone
Work address
When do you plan to take the exam?
Job title (GP, ST, SHO…) if speciality trainee, please state which Deanery?
Dietary requirement
How did you hear about this course?       E-mail | YDF | Deanery | Other
I have enclosed a cheque for £75.00 payable  to Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- Lipid Research Fund 9172
Notes1-Please write your name on the back of the cheque.

2-Registration does not include accommodation.

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Screening for GDM after bariatric surgery

Posted by Guest Author on 9 February, 2017

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Adam Safwaan, Ammori Basil, Soran HandreanSyed Akheel A. Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: screening for gestational diabetes

Safer alternatives are needed to traditional oral glucose tolerance test

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SCE D&E Revision Weekend: 25-26 Feb 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 23 January, 2017

Specialty Certificate Examination in Diabetes & Endocrinology Revision Weekend

Dates: 25-26 February 2017

Venue: Hilton Manchester Airport Hotel, Hale Barns, Manchester

Programme

Day 1: 25th February 2017
08:30 – 08:55 Coffee and registration
08:55 – 09:00 Introduction Dr M Banerjee
09:00 – 10:00 Session D1 Diabetes – General: Professor S Rajbhandari
10:00 – 11:00 Session E1 Pituitary, MEN & miscellaneous endocrinopathies: Dr D Cuthbertson
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee  
11:15 – 12:15 Session E2 Adrenal disorders & Pregnancy with Endocrine disorders: Dr B Issa
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 14:00 Session M1 Calcium & bone metabolism: Dr A Basu
14:00 – 15:00 Session E3 Paediatric & Transitional Endocrinology: Dr Helena Gleeson
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee  
15:15 – 16:15 Session E4 Thyroid cancers and nodules: Dr A Mukherjee
16:15 – 17:15 Session E5 Thyroid disorders (except thyroid cancers): Dr C Higham
17:15 – 18:15 Session E6 Pituitary disorders: Dr C Higham
18:15 – 18:30 Close
Day 2: 26th February 2016
08:00 – 08:15 Coffee and registration
08:15 – 09:15 Session E7 Reproductive endocrinology: Dr J T Krishnamurthy
09:15 – 10:15 Session D2 Diabetes – complications: Dr N Younis
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee  
10:30 – 11:30 Session D3 Diabetes – special circumstances: Dr M Banerjee
11:30 – 12:30 Session M2 Electrolyte disorders: Dr P Praveen
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch  
13:15 – 14:15 Session M3 Lipid metabolism & cardiovascular risk: Dr H Bharaj
14:15 – 15:15 Session M4 Obesity: Dr A Syed
15:15 – 16:45 Session T1 Mock exam (90 minutes – 60 questions)
16:45 – 17:30 Session T2 Coffee + Discussion of Mock exam questions: Dr M Banerjee
17:30 Close Feedback and Conclusion

Organiser: Dr. Moulinath Banerjee, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust | Email

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Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer

Posted by Akheel Syed on 21 January, 2017

BMJ 2016;355:i631

The increasing incidence (of thyroid cancer) is most likely due to overdiagnosis—the detection of subclinical cancers never destined to cause harm

https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6312

 

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Testosterone in the spotlight

Posted by Akheel Syed on 16 October, 2016

A couple of recent articles in The BMJ that cast the spotlight on prescribed and illicit use of testosterone

Testosterone supplementation for “low T” is not supported by evidence, review concludes

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5166 (Published 22 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5166

Anabolic steroid use

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5023 (Published 13 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5023

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Endocrinology & Diabetes GIM Day – 9th May 2016

Posted by Louise Hunter on 24 March, 2016

The next North West General Internal Medicine SpR teaching day will be held on Monday 9th May 2016 at CMFT.

Organised by Dr Mo Alhelfi and Dr Louise Hunter, the theme is Endocrinology & Diabetes, and aims to provide medical registrars with practical tips on the management of important topics in the field.

We have what we think is a fantastic programme lined up:

Diabetes emergencies – Angela Paisley                             Steroid safety – Christine Gibson

New diabetes therapies – Naveed Younis                           Hyponatraemia – Steve Ball

Management of the obese patient – Akheel Syed                Thyroid emergencies – James Tymms

Diabetes in pregnancy – Jenny Myers                                Acute hypercalcaemia – Jonathan Schofield

The day is aimed at GIM SpRs, but others who are interested are welcome to get in touch via the Endodiabesity contact form.

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Thyroid nodules – NEJM

Posted by Akheel Syed on 10 December, 2015

Thyroid nodules are common. Read all about how best to manage them.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMcp1415786

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Impact of Obesity on Health

Posted by Guest Author on 16 October, 2015

RCP CPD approved for 5 credits. Code 100727

http://doctorsacademy.org/Course/Obesity/Home.htm

Date: 14th November 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 0900 – 1630

Venue : Mayo Building, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Fee: Free to all healthcare professionals. Places are limited and will be offered on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

Aimed at: General Practitioners, Physicians, Surgeons, Specialist Nurses and Dieticians with interest in obesity and bariatric surgery.

Description: Currently we are amidst an epidemic of obesity that is likely to worsen over the years as predicted by the ‘Foresight report for tackling obesity’. The crux of the problem is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

The physical and psychological drivers inherent in human biology mean that the vast majority of us are predisposed to gaining weight.

Obesity not only leads to multiple comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnoea, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk, stroke, arthritis and increased risk of cancer but also results in poor quality of life and impacts longevity.

Hence there is an urgent need for awareness and action at every level and not least the medical fraternity.

The purpose of this study day is to increase awareness and to review the current evidence and practice in the management of obesity. The day will also feature the establishment of a voluntary organisation “Greater Manchester Obesity Awareness and Support” with a view to share our knowledge and to develop strategies to tackle the obesity epidemic.

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Early Steps into Research as a Qualified Doctor

Posted by Louise Hunter on 12 October, 2015

This event on Friday 6th November is being run by the Fellowship Academy (an initiative of the University of Manchester Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences), and is aimed at early career clinicians interested in pursuing a research career pathway. Please let all your trainees know!

More details can be found here, and you can download the programme here.

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Research & Leadership Training Day 28/09/15

Posted by Louise Hunter on 18 September, 2015

This event was created for trainees in General Medicine, but all interested are welcome to attend:

 

SpR GIM / ACUTE MEDICINE TRAINING DAY

Wythenshawe Education & Research Centre (ERC)

Monday 28th September 2015

 

GIM SpR Teaching Organiser: Dr Philip S Lewis, Stepping Hill Hospital

Co-chairs and programme organisers: Louise Hunter, ST4 Endocrinology & Diabetes, Dr Ags Odudu, NIHR Lecturer in Nephrology

 

Programme theme: Research & Leadership

 

09:00 Registration & Coffee

 

09:10-09:20 Welcome

Louise Hunter and Ags Odudu

09:20-10:00 Statistics for Clinicians

Dr James Ritchie, Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal

10:00-10:30 Setting up a leadership, mentoring and coaching organization for women in medicine

Claire Macdermott and Jenna Fielding, Leadership Fellows, Sheffield Women in Medicine

10:30-10:55 Rapid-Fire Trainee Showcase 1

 

10:55–11:15 Coffee

 

11:15-11:45 Measuring and reducing hospital mortality and practice variation

Dr James Fotheringham, Post-CCT fellow, Sheffield Kidney Institute

11:45-12:15 Getting published

Dr Darren Green, NIHR lecturer and SpR in nephrology

12:15-13:15 Lunch

 

13:15-13:30 Rapid-Fire Trainee Showcase 2

 

13.30-14.00 Research Is Not Just For Full Time Academics

Dr Akheel Syed, Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer, SRFT/University of Manchester

14:00-14:30 Clinical Academic Training in Manchester

Professor Neil Hanley, Director of the Faculty Fellowship Academy,

University of Manchester

14:30-14:45 Coffee

 

14.45–15.15 How do I balance work/life/training/on-call? Discussion forum

Tracy Briggs, Neil Hanley, Claire Macdermott, Jenna Fielding, Jacky Hayden

15.15-15.45 The Role of A Deanery In Academic Training

Professor Jacky Hayden CBE, Dean of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Health Education North West

15.45-16.15 Women in research

Dr Tracy Briggs, NIHR Lecturer and SpR in Clinical Genetics

16.15-16.30 Feedback & Close

Philip Lewis, Louise Hunter and Ags Odudu

 

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