CEDAM Events


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. 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 


Birmingham Adrenal Tumour Masterclass. Logos of CEDAM, the Society for Endocrinology, IMSR, ENSAT and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

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. 

The theme of the 2023 Masterclass is Benign Functional Adrenocortical Tumours.


Please see the event attendee privacy notice about how the University uses your personal information when you attend an event organised by the University of Birmingham.


Theme: Benign Adrenocortical Tumours

Part one: moderation by Cristina Ronchi

  • 9:15-9:45: Assessment of the patient with incidental adrenal mass (Dr Cristina Ronchi)
  • 9:45-10:15: Differentiating benign and malignant adrenal masses: the radiology perspective (Dr Ben Miller)
  • 10:15-10:30: The Adrenal incidentaloma nurse-led pathway (Miriam Asia)
  • 10:30-11:00: Laboratory pitfalls in the workup of andrenocortical tumours (Dr Briony Johnson)
  • 11:00-11:15:  Short Break

Part two: moderation by Yasir Elhassan

  • 11:15-11:45: Diagnosis and management of mild autonomous cortisol secretion (Dr Alessandro Prete)
  • 11:45-12:15: Adrenal vein sampling and functional imaging in primary hyperaldosteronism (Dr Naveen Condati/Dr Yasir Elhassan)
  • 12:15-12:45: Urinary steroid metabolomics for the differential diagnosis of adrenal mass (Dr Angela Taylor)
  • 12:45-13:15: Classification and genetics of adrenal Cushing's syndrome (Dr Cristina Ronchi/ Dr Rebecca Igbokwe)
  • 13:15-14:15: Lunch Break

Part three: moderation by Alessandro Prete

  • 14:15-14:45: Insights into adrenal surgery (Mr Robert Sutcliffe)
  • 14:45-15:15: Natural history of adrenocortical tumours: who and how to follow up (Dr Yasir Elhassan)
  • 15:15-16:00: Challenging adrenal tumour cases from the clinic (Dr Alessandro Prete and Faculty)
  • 16:00-16:15: Closing remarks (Dr Cristina Ronchi)


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.


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.

Find out more

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.


  • 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).