BSPED 2014

Written by Ali Chakera on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:31.

The British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is holding its 42nd meeting on the 12-14th November 2014 at the Guildhall, Winchester. You can submit your abstract online at; deadline is the 15th July.

Registration and programme details can be found via the Society's website:


YDEF-Lilly EASD scholarship 2017

Written by Ali Chakera on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 20:55.

The YDEF-Lilly scholarship is in it's 4th year! This extremely popular initiative provides sponsorship for UK Diabetes and Endocrinology specialist trainees to attend the EASD.

This year EASD is in Lisbon from 11th - 15th September 2017 www.easd.orgThanks to Lilly we have up to 20 scholarships of £1000 for UK SpRs to attend this great international meeting. Click here to apply.

We at the YDEF will anonymously choose the top applicants based on a written submission. Successful SpR's will be able to claim £1000 for expenses and travel to Lisbon. Deadline 26th JUNE, good luck!


Oxford Diabetes Symposium

Written by Ali Chakera on Thursday, 03 July 2014 09:25.

In 2014, Oxford once again hosts the 21st Diabetes Symposium. Professor Stephen Gough and Dr Jonathan Levy are delighted to be part of Oxford’s 21st Diabetes Symposium and will be playing a strategic part in the invitation process. This exciting Symposium will be taking place at Keble College, Oxford from Thursday 24 July to Friday 25 July 2014.

For more information please click here to review the meeting agenda.


Middlesbrough Insulin Infusion Pump Course

Written by Ali Chakera on Thursday, 22 May 2014 20:18.

The team at the James Cook Univeristy Hospital, Middlesbrough are running a two day Insulin Infusion Pump Course on 27 & 28 November 2014 for more details have a look at this flyer/application form.

The course offers the opportunity of a ‘practical hands on approach’ to using Insulin Infusion Pumps and includes a conference dinner which will form part of the learning about estimation of carbohydrate intake, all delegates are encourage to attend and this is included in the delegate fee of £225. Delegates will also have the opportunity to talk to patient users of insulin infusion pumps.


Free Presentation Skills Course

Written by Ali Chakera on Thursday, 22 May 2014 20:07.

Would you like to improve your presentation skills and engage your audience? Why not attend a FREE presentation skills afternoon workshop?

This is being held twice, on the 26th June and 15th July at Horizon Place in Luton. To attend, complete this registration form.



European Interchange on Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes – a balancing act

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 11 May 2014 22:02.

We would like to invite you to this European Interchange on Diabetes meeting, entitled ‘Type 2 Diabetes – a balancing act’. We would be delighted if you would join us, and a multi-disciplinary group of international experts, for our innovative programme. We will utilize discussion, presentations and interactive case studies, and there will also be an opportunity to meet the various experts in smaller, more intimate groups.

The meeting is on the 16–17 May 2014 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow Airport, UK

The programme information is here


Integrating Primary Care and Commercial Providers into Obesity Management

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 11 May 2014 21:25.

This intensive two day course (27-28 October 2014) covers the many features and varieties of obesity management that professionals are encountering today and will provide a greater knowledge of effective patient management and the vital role of professionals in tackling obesity.

The event is targeted at professionals working in clinical practice, including: nurses, diabetes specialist, endocrinologists, general practitioners, nutritionists, physiotherapists and anybody who works directly with obese patients as well as students training in the area of obesity.

For more information go to:


Making involvement happen: Free Diabetes UK workshops

Written by Ali Chakera on Monday, 24 February 2014 16:57.

Do you want to understand the experiences and views of people who use your services?
Diabetes UK are offering free workshops that will build your skills and knowledge of effective user engagement.

The Making Involvement Happen workshops are FREE for all NHS staff and will cover practical steps from recruiting people for events to facilitation of discussions. We will provide you with a toolkit of templates and examples to help you plan and deliver effective involvement activities.

·         Thursday 18th September 2014 – CastleGate, Newcastle (9.30am – 1.30pm)
·         Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – Euston, London (9.30am – 1.30pm)


'Ectopic fat: Causes, consequences, sequelae and treatment

Written by Ali Chakera on Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:04.

Professor Chris Byrne and SpR Shivani Misra have organised this meeting for the lipid section at the RSM on Thursday 22nd May.

This meeting has an excellent line up of internationally renowned speakers talking about fat - the problems it causes and potential treatments.

You can see the programme and register for the meeting at the RSM website:


Healthcare Professional Volunteering

Written by Ali Chakera on Monday, 14 April 2014 21:45.

Volunteering at a children's or young person Diabetes UK camps is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a SpR in Diabetes and Endocrinology. These events offer an invaluable, all expenses paid opportunity to gain experience of diabetes outside a clinical setting.

You can find out more information at


BHS Hypertension Masterclass

Written by Ali Chakera on Monday, 14 April 2014 21:27.

The British Hypertension Society is pleased to invite you to attend the 16th in its series of Hypertension Masterclasses in Manchester. This CPD-accredited educational programme is designed to cover specialist topics in the field of hypertension. It is the intention of the Society that the Masterclasses will support future hypertension specialist accreditation by providing continual professional development, and for this reason the Masterclasses are particularly relevant for SpRs.

The programme and registration form is available here

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