Imagine your first day as a diabetes consultant when your senior podiatrist asks your opinion a foot that looked a bit like Charcot’s and a bit infected but you were not sure what to do with it; what would you do?
Do you think you have what it takes to lead a world class diabetes foot service or how to develop one?
We attempt to answer these questions and prepare the diabetes consultants of tomorrow by organising this practical course with hands-on workshops and dedicated lectures to address the common themes not necessarily covered in day-to-day StR training.
When: 6th December 2016, Conference Centre Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
A new website launched last week providing resources for people affected by type 1 diabetes. The website, www.t1resources.uk, has been set up by a YDEF's own Sophie Harris, who is currently doing a PhD investigating barriers to uptake of structured education. The website is based on findings that people find it hard to know what to trust online and less than 10% of people have a peer that they can ask for advice.
The website brings many resources under one roof, where they are reviewed and rated to ensure they are safe and useful. With over 80 resources, and more added daily, it is a great place to sign-post your patients to to learn more about social media and the online support available.
Access the website now and let your patients know!
Discounted rates for YDEF members! Email for discount code - click here
King’s Hospital in partnership with Sheffield University Hospitals and Ipswich Hospital are presenting the 1st British Diabetic Neuropathy Symposium. This is a novel event, aimed at discussing the challenges and approaches to diabetic neuropathy and pain management. The event has received endorsement from Lancet Diabetes as well as the British Peripheral Nerve society and Diabetes UK.
When: 25th November 2016 Where: Fetal Medicine Research Institute, London
You are warmly invited to the European Health Innovation Collaborative Conference at Imperial College London on 22nd September 2016 which has now been accredited with 7 CPD points by the RCP.
This not-for-profit, non-promotional educational event will focus on real world advances in disease management and health technologies. There will be 60 expert speakers from UK and Europe presenting across 16 sessions. Some of you may wish to present your own research or encourage your trainees to do so. There are also great pre and post-conference events included in the price.
The aim is to offer a broad CPD programme providing compressed updates across interconnecting clinical topics including cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology/hepatology, nursing research, oncology and. primary care.
Supported by a grant from the Society for Endocrinology, the North West Endocrine Society is holding a free to attend Regional Clinical Cases Day on Thursday 1st December 2016 in Manchester.
The first aim of the event is to bring together the Endocrinology community throughout the North West, and further afield, for a day of education, debate and discussion. Secondly, we want to inspire students and junior trainees to consider a career in this rewarding field.
The module aims to provide health care practitioners working in the field of diabetes with comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for effective management of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy.
When: 23rd and 24th September 2016
Where: Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Course fee: £300 (refreshments, lunch, course material)
COMPLIMENTARY registration is now open for the 17th Annual Conference of the SAHF
This high-quality educational event offers a 2-day programme designed for healthcare professionals delivering diabetes and cardiovascular disease care to the South Asian community.
When: 13th-14th October 2016
Where: National Conference Centre, Birmingham
Below are links to various guidelines freely available on the internet. This is by no means complete and links may become broken from time to time. This is mainly for use as a resource for easy access to those revising or for a quick update between clinic patients!
Struggling with retinal photograph interpretation? Informed you need a greater awareness of retinal screening services at your ARCP?
If you’ve been told to keep an eye on your retinal screening skills, then look no further than the YDEF’s annual retinopathy course at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Thursday 8th- Friday 9th December 2016.
Registration is open and the full programme here!! Don't forget to send the £50 cheque deposit (see below)!
Note - This course is not scheduled to run in 2017 therefore apply early to ensure you do not miss out this year!
As a part of Black Country Diabetes Club initiative (in association with YDEF) and to impart high quality skills and training to diabetes registrars and future consultants, we have organized a Workshop on Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Diabetes Consultation. This course will allow trainees to excel in their counselling skills and empower patients to change their behaviours to gain better control and self-management of their diabetes.
When: 1st November 2016, Crowne Plaza NEC Birmingham **Applications closing shortly- Only last few places remain**
You can apply for the course through the Survey Monkey by clicking here
PCM Scientific in association with Novartis are organising a live symposium on the first day of the EASD Annual Meeting in Munich (European Association for the Study of Diabetes; 12-16 September 2016. The aim of the symposium is to help healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes to improve their clinical practice.
The symposium will be followed by a number of online ‘case study clinics’ (expert-led webinars where complex cases can be submitted for discussion).
Both the symposium and the case study clinics will be hosted by world-renowned experts in diabetes, and attendees will receive CME credits.
Take this opportunity to shape our curriculum!
Exercising our dedication to represent our members, we would like to ask you for your help in an upcoming consultation. YDEF have been invited to discuss the curriculum specifically for our transition and young adult experience. We ask you to spend 5 minutes answering a few questions to help us give a true voice for all trainees!
A free to attend lecture from the Royal Society being delivered by Professor Andrew Hattersley where he discusses the use of genetics to improve treatment of diabetes.
When: 18:30-19:30 8th September 2016
Where: Royal Society, London
Colleagues are invited to submit entries to this competition to find the best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital.
The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be awarded the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson insulin safety award at the ABCD Spring meeting.
Closing date: 31st January 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!
An update on lipidology and cardiovascular risk management and President's Prize
Friday 9 September 2016
Time: 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London
Receive an update and perform a critical appraisal of recent lipid modification guidelines, plus review the PCSK9 function and physiology with expert international speakers.
View the full programme and register online today: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/lig03