The Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club Meeting

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Our next meeting will be held on 11th May at the Beeches Conference Centre.  This popular and thought provoking regional meeting is held twice a year for health professionals from the fields of endocrinology and diabetes.

The Beeches Conference Centre, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1LS

Organised by the IMSR team 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 will be awarded for the best presentations on the day.

The programme

12.30-13.25:  Registration and lunch

13:25-13:30:  Welcome and introduction

Chair:  Dr Parth Narendran, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

 13.30-14.00: Diabetes Update Lecture: The importance of biomarkers in managing diabetes

Dr Timothy McDonald, Consultant Clinical Scientist/ Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Exeter

Case  presentations

14.00-14.15: “A challenging case of type 1 diabetes”, Amutha Krishnan, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham

14.15-14.30: “Headache for the Endocrinologist”, Sharifah Faradila Wan Muhammad Hatta, New Cross Hospital


Chair: Dr Michael O’Reilly, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

14.30-15.05:  Debate: This house believes that ‘Mild primary hyperparathyroidism should be treated with surgery’

For the motion: Dr Rachel Crowley, Consultant Endocrinologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Against the motion: Prof Neil Gittoes, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

15.05-15.50:  Coffee & tea                          

Chair:  Dr Abd Tahrani, NIHR Clinician Scientist, University of Birmingham

15.50-16.20: Obesity Update Lecture: 'Improving Weight Management Services'  Dr Jennifer Logue, University of Glasgow 

Case presentations

16.20-16.35: “Thyroid storm: ECMO and LVAD requirements resolve with rapid correction of thyrotoxicosis”,  Jonathan Hazlehurst, University of Birmingham

16.35-16.50: : “Screening for new onset diabetes following Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in a UK Hospital – 3-year data”, Hannah Moorey, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust

16.50 Prizes and meeting close:  Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham


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