The Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club

A conference with many people sitting or standing at tables and talking

This popular and thought provoking regional meeting is held twice a year for health professionals from the fields of endocrinology and diabetes. Our next meeting will be held on 18 October 2019 at the Edgbaston Park Hotel

Organised by the Institute of Metabolism Systems Research (IMSR) and bringing together consultants, doctors, specialist nurses and trainees, our varied programme comprises debate and update lectures. Research or case abstract submissions are encouraged, particularly from those in training and clinical fellows.  Prizes are awarded for the best presentations on the day.

Below is the final programme of the next Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club event on 18 October 2019

Final programme for the next Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club on 18 October 2019
12:30-13:25 Registration and lunch
13:25-13:30

Welcome and introduction

Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

13:30-13:45

13:45-14:00 

14:00-14:15

14:15-14:30

14:30-14:45

 

 

Case presentations

Case Presentation 1: "Are pancreatic beta cells more roadkill in our quest to cure cancer?" Dr Amuta Krishnan, Specialist Registrar, Royal Stoke University Hospital

Case Presentation 2: "The house party that went wrong...with lessons for all of us!" Dr Varadarajan Baskar, Consultant Endocrinologist, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

Case Presentation 3: "Incidental finding on Retinal screening-seeing is not always believing" Miss Wentin Chen, Medical Student, University of Birmingham

Case Presentation 4: "Simulation training in endocrinology using WhatsApp® (Sim-thru-WhatsApp) improved confidence in managing cases" Dr Punith Kempegowda, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Case Presentation 5: "Modern technology aiding early recognition and management of thyrotoxicosis" Lydia Grixti, Core Medical Trainnee, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

 

Chair: Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

  14:45-15:00

Introdoction to TeaMeD and the management of thyroid eye disease, Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

Chair: Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

15:00-15:45

Tea and coffee 

15:45-16:20

Endocrine debate: "Pituitary apoplexy should always be managed with surgical intervention"

For: Mr Georgios Tsermoulas, Consultant Neurosurgeon, QEH Birmingham

Against: Dr John Ayuk, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Chair: Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

16:20-16:40

Diabetes Update Lecture: "Real world evidence of new insulin formulations: is it worth reading?Terence Pang, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dudley Group of Hospitals

Chair: Dr Jane Dale, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dudley Group of Hospitals

16:40-17:00 Prizes and meeting close: Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

 

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