The Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club

Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club (MEDC) autumn meeting 2022 banner

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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Programme for the day

Programme for the Midlands Endocrine and Diabetes Club (MEDC) event on the 4 November 2022
 Time and item Chair and further information
13:00-13:25 - Registration Delegates are encouraged to view posters and sponsor stands
13:25-13:30 - Welcome and introductions

Professor Kristien Boelaert, University of Birmingham

13:30-14:05 - Endocrine Debate: 'This house believes late effects should be managed entirely by endocrinologists'


For: Dr Andrew Toogood, UHB Hospitals, Birmingham

Against Dr Helen Simpson, Debaters: Helen Simpson, UCLH, London

Dr Helena Gleeson, Consultant Endocrinologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

14:05-14:20 - Oc1: ‘Health outcomes following engagement with a digital health tool GroHealth app amongst people with type 2 diabetes’. Dr Petra Hanson

14:20-14:35 - Oc2: 'A systematic review of lived experiences of people with polycystic ovary syndrome highlights the need for holistic care and co-creation of educational and clinical resources'. Mirna Elgobashy

14:35-14:50 - Oc3: 'A Quality Improvement Project On Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Management At Queen Elizabeth Hospital, After Updated Local And National Guidelines'. Francesca Pang

14:50-15:05 - Oc4: 'An interesting case of thyrotoxicosis'. Dr Tristan Page



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

15:05-15:50 - Refreshment break

 Poster viewing and visit sponsor stands

15:50-16:20 - Obesity Update Lecture: 'Weight Management Pharmacotherapy: Current and future Perspectives'. Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Professor Kristien Boelaert, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

16:20-16:50 - Diabetes Update Lecture: ‘Type 2 diabetes in youth – causes and consequences’


Dr Srikanth Bellary,  Consultant Physician - Diabetes and Endocrinology, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust; Senior Lecturer- Metabolic Medicine, Aston University, Birmingham

Dr Jane Dale
16:50 -17:00 Prizes and closing remarks Professor Kristien Boelaert, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Birmingham

 Sponsorship of this event is for stand space. No exhibitor has had input into the agenda. We are grateful to the following pharmaceutical companies, listed alphabetically, for supporting our meeting by purchasing stand space. Without them this meeting could not happen. They did not contribute to the structure or content of this meeting. Please take time to visit their stands during the lunch and coffee breaks.

Abbott logo
Consilient Health Logo
Daiichi Sankyo logo


Novo Nordisk logo
Pfizer logo
Sanofi logo
 MPS logo

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