Give it your best shot!

Written by Paul Grant on Saturday, 09 February 2013 00:31.

New Forum and Recommendations for Diabetes Injection Technique

Promoting best practice in diabetes injection technique

Dublin, Ireland -- 07 February 2013 The Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) announce the launch of FIT in Ireland, and the First Irish Injection Technique Recommendations in diabetes. The Forum, which comprises experienced specialist diabetes nurses, is dedicated to establishing and promoting best practice in injection technique for all involved in diabetes care, and aims to raise awareness of emerging and existing research relating to injection technique and the impact this may have on health outcomes.


Emerging Experts in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Written by Jyothis George on Sunday, 27 January 2013 21:04.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new forum for young academic endocrinologists and diabetologists aiming to develop into the experts of tomorrow. This platform will provide unparalleled networking opportunities and niche advanced training in scientific and soft skills (funding, ethics, careers) from accomplished researchers as well as specialist advisers from leading funding bodies.


YDF Paper triggers debate in 'The Endocrinologist'

Written by Ali Chakera on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 20:43.

The YDF represents and advocates for trainees on a number of national bodies: Our work on the lack of consultant places for trainees finishing their rotation has created a stir. You can find out more about it in the latest issue of the Endocrinologist

The article hightlighting the details we trainees face can be seen in the latest issue of the Practical Diabetes. Click here for a read


Emma Wilmot on BBC: Sitting's not good for you!

Written by Jyothis George on Monday, 15 October 2012 12:23.

Emma Wilmot (YDF Committee member) has been on the BBC today. Emma's doctoral work showed that sedentary time is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.


Shared Decision Making in Diabetes

Written by Paul Grant on Monday, 24 September 2012 15:13.

Tuesday 23rd October

Come and hear about the experiences of GPs and practices beginning to reap the benefits of patients accessing their own medical records online.


Change to workplace based assessments

Written by Jyothis George on Friday, 17 August 2012 07:23.

The General Medical Council and JRCPTB are piloting an evaluation of a new system for workplace-based assessment (WPBA)


YDEF committee members needed

Written by Roselle Herring on Saturday, 15 December 2012 10:54.

Do you hold a National Training Number and have at least 2 years before CCT completion? Do you love our specialty? Are you interested in improving education and communication amongst specialist trainees?

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people to join the YDEF committee and help develop YDEF even more!

Applications here



Exchange in Endocrinology Expertise

Written by Jyothis George on Thursday, 01 November 2012 16:37.

In order to facilitate within Europe the exchange of trainees specialising in adult Endocrinology and to harmonise and improve the training of the new endocrinologists, the Section/Board of Endocrinology of the UEMS and Novo Nordisk A/S and Novartis have set up a fellowship program called ‘3E’, the Exchange in Endocrinology Expertise.


The Future of the Medical Registrar

Written by Ali Chakera on Friday, 12 October 2012 20:09.

Would you like a say in the future of the role of the medical registrar?  The Royal College of Physicians is looking for input and has developed a poll for you to nominate the top ten issues that you think ought to be addressed. To access the poll, please click here.


ADA and EASD:Patient-centered approach

Written by Jyothis George on Monday, 23 April 2012 12:25.

The ADA and the EASD have issued a position statement on a patient-centered approach to the management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.


RIP: Niru Goenka, a true friend of YDF

Written by Jyothis George on Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:55.

We are saddened by the premature death of Niru Goenka, Consultant at Chester and a true friend of YDF. Please send us your tributes to add to this page.

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