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.
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.
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
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
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
We are currently applying for CPD accreditation.