Oxford Endocrinology Masterclass

Written by Omar Mustafa on Sunday, 16 June 2013 20:20.

The Oxford Endocrinology Masterclass will take place on 29th and 30th September 2014, at St Anne’s College, Oxford.


FDA evaluating pancreatitis risk with incretin drugs

Written by Jyothis George on Sunday, 17 March 2013 17:50.

The FDA is evaluating unpublished new findings suggesting an increased risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with  incretin mimetics.


Generic management course

Written by Roselle Herring on Sunday, 27 January 2013 09:08.

Management and leadership experience is becoming an essential requirement to all trainees. 

I have attached below a generic management course that has been recommended to the YDF by YDF members




YDEF Annual Day 13th March 2018

Written by Myuri Moorthy on Sunday, 25 September 2011 13:13.

YDEF Annual Day brings over a hundred specialist registrars and young consultants from across the UK on the eve of Diabetes UK Annual Processional Conference to attend an excellent, free day of lectures and workshops. This years YDEF Day is at Excel, London 13th March 2018


Programme here

Apply here

Full details below


Excellence in Diabetes - Istanbul FREE PLACES!

Written by Ali Chakera on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:55.

The YDF is pleased to announce that we have a number of bursaries available for the excellent, clinically-focussed Excellence in Diabetes meeting in Istanbul, 6-9 February.

The organisers will cover a travel allowance, bed and breakfast accomodation and registration fees. Please note, this article applies to UK trainees only.


YDEF DAFNE Fellowships

Written by Jyothis George on Monday, 15 October 2012 19:24.

The National DAFNE Programme is offering 10 annual YDEF fellowships for SpRs to train as DAFNE doctors and the Fellowship will cover the training costs of the DAFNE Doctors Programme. The YDEF is committed to supporting SpRs wishing to become DAFNE doctors. Click here to find out more


Young Endocrinologist Prize Lecture

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 07 October 2012 21:54.

Are you studying for a PhD or are less than 10 years post-PhD – do you want to win a £2,500 personal honorarium? Then don’t forget the deadline for abstracts for the YE Basic Science Prize Lecture is the 15th October.


Cardiff Diabetes Diploma

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 07 October 2012 21:37.

Established in 2007, the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes (PGDD) is a part-time, distance learning course, based on the International Diabetes Federation curriculum. More details can be found at


British Thyroid Association Meetings

Written by Ali Chakera on Sunday, 07 October 2012 21:25.


The British Thyroid Association Clinical SpR Meeting will be held in the afternoon of 3rd December, at the Royal College of Pathologists in London.

This will be followed by the Main BTA meeting on the 4th and the National Training Course for Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC on the 5th - who said Diab/Endo was a procedure-less specialty!


3rd Edinburgh Research Methods Course

Written by Paul Grant on Thursday, 04 October 2012 19:46.

The objective of this exciting two-day course to be held in the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd February 2013 is to provide a comprehensive overview of the methods and frameworks currently required to perform cutting-edge clinical research.


Community Diabetes Consultants meeting 2012

Written by Jyothis George on Sunday, 16 September 2012 15:27.

The next Community Diabetes Consultants meeting will be held at Scarman House, Warwick University, on the evening of Friday 12th and the morning of Saturday 13th October 2012. As usual, we are grateful to support from Eli Lilly for this meeting so accommodation, meals and the educational content will be provided at no cost to delegates.

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