About YDEF

Written by Jyothis George on 18 February 2012. Modified on 21 March 2015. Hits: 53901

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Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists' Forum is the trainee and young consultants wing of Diabetes UK and serves three core functions - education, communication and representation. Our work is also supported by the ABCD and the SfE. Our mission is to enable high quality care for people with diabetes by delivering excellence in diabetes specialist education and providing an effective voice for young diabetologists and endocrinologists.

YDEF is run by a committee of registrars/newly appointed consultants. Current members are:

  • Ali Chakera (Exeter) - current chair
  • Kelly Cheer (Manchester)
  • Stuart Little (Newcastle) 
  • Myuri Moorthy (London
  • Adam Nicholls (Southampton)
  • Muna Nwokolo (London)
  • Milan Piya (Warwick)
  • Amar Puttanna (Birmingham)
  • Suchitra Raj (Kent/Surrey/Sussex)
  • Laura Rich (Severn)

Becoming a Committee Member:

Please refer to the YDEF Constitution pages which outline the structure of the YDEF committee and process for applicatiojn to the YDEF committee. Each committee member will have a specified agreed role within the committee to ensure that the business of YDEF occurs effectively. If you would like further details about being a YDEF committee member or would like to would like to nominate yourself/colleague to become a YDEF committee member please express your interest to any of the current committee members who will be pleased to have any help possible! 

Previous Committee Chairs and current positions

  • Peter Senior. Director of the Islet Cell Transplant Program, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Dipesh Patel. Consultant Physician, Imperial College, London.
  • Partha Kar. Consultant Physician, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
  • Pratik Choudhary. Senior Lecturer, King's College, London.
  • Marc Atkin. Consultant Physician, Bath, Wiltshire and North Somerset Diabetes Service
  • Emma Wilmot. Specialist Registrar, Derby Foundation Hospitals.
  • Hermione Price. Consultant Diabetologist, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Jyothis George. Senior Clinical Researcher/Honorary Diabetologist, University of Oxford Diabetes Trials Unit.

YDEF Constitution

Please find a pdf copy of the constitution here

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