CEDAM Events

 

CEDAM Careers Crunch

Thursday 21 March 2024, 18:00-20:00, Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School. Networking in the Wolfson Common Room.

All pre-clinical and clinical medical students welcome.

Looking to get involved in research as a medical or dental student but don't know where to start? CEDAM, in association with BAMSoc, are hosting their annual Careers Crunch Event. Researchers will showcase their projects in Dragon’s Den style. This will be followed by an introduction to academic careers and networking over nibbles. From the CEDAM Careers Crunch, we want to support students to get into academic medicine and secure national presentations, prizes and publications from successful research projects! There is no better way to kick start your research journey!

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Birmingham Pituitary Academy  -  2nd Joint Pituitary Symposium with the Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists

The Birmingham Pituitary Academy continues its global work and in collaboration with the Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists is organising the 2nd Joint Pituitary Symposium on the 23rd March 2024 (13.30-15.30 UK time).

The programme includes discussions on pituitary tumours in young adults and on challenging pituitary cases. Research findings and evidence underpinning good clinical practice will be highlighted.

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1st Adrenal Tumour Public & Patient Event 

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 9:30-12:30, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Patient and Public Education and Engagement in-person half-day event organised by the Birmingham Adrenal Team. There will be presentations and interactive discussions on adrenal tumours by the team and members of the QEHB Adrenal MDT. In the Public and Patient Engagement session, research findings and unmet needs in adrenal research will be discussed.

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Past Events

CEDAM's Get Into Research Parts 1 and 2

Looking to get involved in research as a medical or dental student but don't know where to start? Keen to obtain clinical academic skills and to get your work presented at conferences, or even published as a paper and get prizes.

CEDAM in association with EndoSoc are hosting the Get Into Research series! Part 1 will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Part 2 will bring researchers to the stage to showcase their research!

Then, CEDAM will match you up with a research project and supervisor according to your preferences. There is no better way to kick start your research journey!

Get Into Research Part 1 - Thursday 29 September, 18:00-20:00, Arthur Thompson Hall

  • Inspiring talks
  • Refreshments and networking
  • Workshops focussing on academic skills

Get into Research Part 2 - Thursday 25 October, 18:00-20:00, Arthur Thompson Hall

  • Dragon's Den pitches from CEDAM researchers
  • Refreshments and networking

6th Annual Pituitary Patient Open Morning

Saturday 24th September 2022 (9:30-11:15), on line event.

This was a public engagement event organised by CEDAM and the Birmingham Pituitary Team. Experts explain pituitary disease to the public. In the Public and Patient Engagement session, unmet needs in pituitary research and pituitary service will be discussed and research we are already doing will be presented.

National Endocrinology and Diabetes Taster Sessions 2022

  • 11 - 12 October, 17:00-18:15
  • Location: virtual via Zoom

If you are looking to choose your specialty, watch Society for Endocrinology taster sessions held in collaboration with the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists' Forum (YDEF), to hear from inspiring experts as to why they chose to specialise in endocrinology and why it remains a lifelong passion.

Free to attend, you will discover why endocrinology & diabetes is a great career choice and as well as their top practical tips for all trainees who are interested or working in endocrinology and diabetes.

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Birmingham Pituitary Preceptorship International Meeting 2022

The Pituitary team from the University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham Pituitary Academy) is organising the BIRMINGHAM PITUITARY PRECEPTORSHIP INTERNATIONAL MEETING 2022 (Saturday 3rd December 2022, 9.00-16.00). The course includes lectures and case-based learning on pituitary conditions by experts in the field. The team has been running it for 7 years and it has attracted attendees from all over the world. For more information on registering, please contact Dr. Niki Karavitaki

Endocrine Dynamic Testing Workshop - West Midlands

Workshop organised by CEDAM on Thursday 8th December 2022 for Endocrine & Diabetes trainees. 

Birmingham Pituitary Academy  - 1st Joint Symposium

The Birmingham Pituitary Academy in collaboration with the Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists is organising the 1st Joint Pituitary Symposium on the 21st January 2023 (13.30-15.30 UK time). With this collaborative activity, the Pituitary team aims to enhance its global work and contribute to the dissemination of research findings and of good clinical practice. For registrations, please use the QR code or the link below.

CEDAM's Making yourself competitive for the Specialised Foundation Programme

  • Date and time - Thursday 16th March, 6-7.30pm plus refreshments and networking
  • Venue: WF15, Medical School

CEDAM warmly invites you to their research skills event. We will be sharing our top tips on getting involved in research and making a success of your projects. We will advise on how to write successful applications and how to optimise your chances to secure a Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP). We will also cover abstract writing and poster presentations for national/international conferences.

Pituitary Patients, Family and Carers Education

The Pituitary team at the IMSR and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in collaboration with the Centre for Systems Modelling & Quantitative Medicine (SMQB) are organising a Patient Morning on the 25th March 2023, 9:30-12:00 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,  Birmingham. Amongst other topics, scientists from IMSR and SMQB will discuss their research with the attendees, who will also have the opportunity to have a tour in the labs in the University.  

Attendance is free and there will be a light lunch at the end of the event.

 

Thyroid Patient and Public Education and Engagement Event

  • Date and time: Saturday 10th June 2023, 9:30-11:30
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, First floor, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TH

Attendance is free. To book your place, please contact the Endocrine Nursing Team no later than 26th May 2023.

Programme

  • 9:30-9:40: Welcome and Introduction (Endocrine CNS Professor Boelaert)
  • 9:40-10:00: Anti-thyroid drug vs Radioiodine treatment (Dr Shujar Dar)
    • Risks and benefits
    • Which treatment option is best
  • 10:00-10:10: BTF Patient Representative (Kath Bell)
  • 10:10-10:40: Coffee break
  • 10:40-11:00: Combined T3 and T4 treatment (Professor Boelaert)
    • Evidence
    • Who should be prescribed with this combination therapy
  • 11:00-11:30: Question and Answer. Evaluation and Feedback (All)

 

Birmingham Endocrine Seminars - Endocrine Emergencies

Date - 24th June 2023

This on-line event is for trainees and consultants in endocrinology and other relevant specialities and aims to enhance knowledge on the diagnosis and management of endocrine emergencies including phaeochromocytoma crisis, adrenal crisis, carcinoid crisis, pituitary apoplexy, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma.

Skills you will learn include diagnosis and management of endocrine emergencies (phaeochromocytoma crisis, adrenal crisis, carcinoid crisis, pituitary apoplexy, thyroid storm and myxoedema coma).

 

Type 1 Diabetes Research Special Interest Group meeting 

Our inaugural Type 1 Diabetes Research Special Interest Group meeting is taking place on 15th September 2023. 

It is a chance for different T1D related research groups within University of Birmingham and CEDAM network to meet, interact, share updates and network.  

We will be sharing each other research updates, sharing T1D related good news, recent research grant updates, upcoming events to look forward and hear from a particular groups research work as focus, and a research theme for discussion, for example to provide a forum to discuss any type 1 diabetes related research problems. 

 

Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass

Please join us at the Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass on Saturday 16th September 2023. The event will be held online via Zoom.

The Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass is the first event of its kind in the UK and is aimed towards consultants who want to harness skills in managing adrenal tumours as well as specialist trainees keen to supplement the training provided at their departments. The 2023 Masterclass will be a free, virtual meeting with lectures and case-based discussions about adrenal tumours by experts in the field. The meeting would be open to everyone, but we would like to focus on UK-related aspects. 

 

Birmingham Pituitary Preceptorship International Meeting 2023

The Pituitary team from the University of Birmingham and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham Pituitary Academy) is organising the Birmingham Pituitary Preceptorship International Meeting (Saturday 30th September 2023, 9.00-16.00). The course includes lectures and case-based learning on pituitary conditions by experts in the field. This is the 9th year the meeting is running, and it has attracted attendees from all over the world. Approval for 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians is pending. For more information on registering, please contact Professor Niki Karavitaki.

 

CEDAM Half Away Day

Friday 24th November 2023 at 12 – 5pm

Seminar Room 3, Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

An opportunity for clinicians and researchers to enhance networked excellence in endocrine, diabetes and metabolic disorders

Join to discuss collaborations between members of research themes and of clinical services aiming to deliver tangible outputs improving patient care 

 

SIMBA Adrenal 2024

22 and 23 February 2024, Edgbaston Park Hotel, University of Birmingham

SIMBA Adrenal 2024 is a one-of-a-kind gathering that aims to bring together medical students, junior doctors, specialists interested in endocrinology, and individuals affected by adrenal conditions. We aim to create an environment where all participants can actively teach and learn from one another. We have prepared a brief video presentation to provide more insights into the conference model.

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8th Annual Pituitary Patient Open Morning 

Saturday 24 February 2024, 9:30-12:30.

Patient and Public Engagement event organised by the Birmingham Pituitary team. There will be presentations and interactive discussions on pituitary conditions by the team. In the Public and Patient Engagement session, research findings and unmet needs in pituitary research and the pituitary service will be discussed.  

To book your place, please contact the Endocrine Team on 0121-371 6950 or e-mail EndocrineNursesQEHB@uhb.nhs.uk

Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass 2024

Please join us at the Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass on Saturday 21 September 2024. The event will be held online via Zoom.

The Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass is a unique event of its kind in the UK and is aimed towards consultants and nurses who want to harness skills in managing adrenal tumours as well as specialist trainees keen to supplement the training provided at their departments. The 2024 Masterclass will be a free, virtual meeting with lectures and case-based discussions about adrenal tumours by experts in the field. The theme of the 2024 event will be Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma. The meeting would be open to everyone, but we would like to focus on UK-related aspects.

Programme

  • Theme: Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas
  • 09.00–9.15   Welcome and Introduction (Dr Cristina Ronchi)
  • Part one: moderation by Cristina Ronchi                   
  • 09.15–9.45   Clinical presentation of PPGL (Dr Cristina Ronchi)
  • 9.45–10.15   Radiological features and nuclear medicine of PPGL (Dr Simon Hughes)
  • 10.15–10.45 PPGL: the laboratory perspective (Dr Briony Johnson)
  • 10.45–11.15 MCQs (Faculty)
  • 11.15–11.30 Short Break
  • Part two: moderation by Yasir Elhassan
  • 11.30–12.00 Perioperative management of PPGL (Dr Alessandro Prete)
  • 12.00–12.30 Surgical considerations in PPGL (Mr Robert Sutcliffe)
  • 12.30–13.00 Genetics of PPGL (Dr Rebecca Igbokwe)
  • 13.00–13.30 MCQs (Faculty)
  • 13.30–14.30 Lunch Break
  • Part three: moderation by Alessandro Prete
  • 14.30–15.00 Head-and-neck paragangliomas (Dr Paul Nankivell)
  • 15.00–15.30 Management of metastatic paragangliomas (Dr John Ayuk)
  • 15.30–16.00 Natural history and long-term follow-up of PPGL (Dr Yasir Elhassan)
  • 16.00–16.30 MCQs (Faculty)
  • 16.30-16.40  Closing remarks