The Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club

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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 a sample programme of what was covered at the last event on 21 June 2019.

Programme of Midlands Endocrine & Diabetes Club 21 June 2019
12:30-13:25 Registration and lunch
13:25-13:30

Welcome and introduction

Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

13:30-14:00

Diabetes Lecture: "DIY artificial pancreas" Mr Alasdair McLay, Patient Representative for the OpenAPS Movement

Chair: Dr Parth Narendran, Reader in Diabetes Medicine, University of Birmingham

14:00-14:15

 

14:15-14:30

Case presentations

"Impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular outcomes and mortality: A population-based matched controlled cohort study in the UK” –  Dr Pushpa Singh, Clinical Research Fellow, Heartlands Hospital

"When adrenals over-rule gonads – 46XX DSD due to complex adrenal disease” – Dr Vasileios Chortis,  Clinical Lecturer in Endocrinology,  University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Chair: Dr Parth Narendran, Reader in Diabetes Medicine, University of Birmingham

14:30-15:05

Genetics debate: "All NHS Clinicians should be able to take genomic consent"

For: Dr Trevor Cole,  Consultant in Clinical and Cancer Genetics and Honorary Reader in Medical Genetics,  West Midlands Regional Genetics Service

Against: Dr Rachel Hart, Consultant Clinical Genetics, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Chair: Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

15:05-15:50 Tea, coffee and networking
15:50-16:20

Endocrine Update Lecture: "Overview of the new NICE guidelines on Thyroid Diseases," Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

Chair: Dr Michael O'Reilly, Hoffenberg Clinician Scientist in Metabolic Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

16:20-16:35

 

16:35-16:50

Case presentations

"Experiences with microvascular complications in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes from a large cohort in the United Kingdom” – Dr Punith Kempegowda, Clinical Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

"The Impact of Bariatric surgery on Cardiovascular disease, mortality and weight in older patients in the UK: A population-based matched controlled cohort study” – Dr Pushpa Singh, Clinical Research Fellow, Heartlands Hospital

Chair: Dr Michael O'Reilly, Hoffenberg Clinician Scientist in Metabolic Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

16:50-17:00 Prizes and meeting close: Dr Kristien Boelaert, Reader in Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

 

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