The Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club - Spring Meeting 11 June 2021

Midlands Endocrine & Diabetes Club | Spring Meeting 11 June 2021

Organised by the Institute of Metabolism Systems Research (IMSR), MEDC brings together all healthcare and allied professionals twice a year for a vibrant meeting. Our varied programme comprises debates, update lectures, research and interesting case presentations, particularly from those in training and clinical fellows. Prizes are awarded for the best presentations on the day.

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Please register by Monday 7th June 2021

Please note that abstract submissions for this event are now closed. The abstract deadline was Friday 14 May 2021.

Programme for the day

Programme for the day for the Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club (MEDC) online event
 Time and item Chair and further information
13:00-13:25 - Online networking Delegates are encouraged to view e-posters
13:25-13:30 - Welcome and introduction


Professor Kristien Boelaert, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

13:30-14:15 - Endocrine Update Lecture: "Management of pheochromocytoma" Professor John Newell Price, University of Sheffield
14:15-14:30 - Diabetes Update: “Insulin Centenary; which date should be celebrated?”, Dr Alex Wright, Honorary Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

14:30-15:00 - Obesity Debate: "This house believes that all patients with type 2 diabetes should receive VLED as first-line treatment to achieve remission”.

For the motion: Dr Barbara McGowan, Guy and St Thomas NHS Trust, London

Against the motion: Dr Alex Miras, Imperial College, London


Dr Abd Tahrani, Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Endocrinology and Obesity Medicine

15:00-15:15 - Refreshment break


15:15-15:30 - Online Presentation 1: “A Case of Familial Hyperparathyroidism with an Uncommon Mutation” Dr Monzoor Quader, New Cross Hospital

15:30-15:45 - Online Presentation 2: “Rarest of them all: A case of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia mimicking pituitary adenoma” Dr Amutha Krishnan, Royal Stoke University Hospital

15:45-16:00 - Online Presentation 3: “Glycaemic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes following bariatric surgery: a population-based real-world UK cohort study” Dr Pushpa Singh, University Hospital Birmingham

16:00-16:15 - Online Presentation 4: “Establishing a common DKA Registry in the West Midlands: Initial results” Dr Amy Birchenough, Sandwell and West Birmingham General Hospitals




Dr Jane Dale, Consultant, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

16:15-16:45 - Endocrine  Genetics Update Lecture: "Calcium-sensing receptor disorders" Professor Fadil Hannan, University of Oxford

Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

16:45-17:00 - Prizes and closing remarks Professor Kristien Boelaert, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Birmingham


We are very grateful to Novo Nordisk and AstraZeneca for sponsoring this event with unrestricted educational grants

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