Take this opportunity to shape our curriculum!
Exercising our dedication to represent our members, we would like to ask you for your help in an upcoming consultation. YDEF have been invited to discuss the curriculum specifically for our transition and young adult experience. We ask you to spend 5 minutes answering a few questions to help us give a true voice for all trainees!
The module aims to provide health care practitioners working in the field of diabetes with comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for effective management of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy.
When: 23rd and 24th September 2016
Where: Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Course fee: £300 (refreshments, lunch, course material)
COMPLIMENTARY registration is now open for the 17th Annual Conference of the SAHF
This high-quality educational event offers a 2-day programme designed for healthcare professionals delivering diabetes and cardiovascular disease care to the South Asian community.
When: 13th-14th October 2016
Where: National Conference Centre, Birmingham
Below are links to various guidelines freely available on the internet. This is by no means complete and links may become broken from time to time. This is mainly for use as a resource for easy access to those revising or for a quick update between clinic patients!
The clinical teaching and research fellowship at Barts and the London School of Medicine is now advertised with a closing date for applications of 17th July.
Candidates invited for interview will be notified by email or telephone immediately after shortlisting.
Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held in London on the morning of 22nd July (with the option of the afternoon of 28th July for anyone unable to make the 22nd) Skype interviews may be arranged during these sessions for candidates who are based outside the UK.
The results of the referendum on the proposed junior doctor contract are in:
Junior doctors (and final year medical students) voted against the implementation of the proposed contract leading to JDC committee chair Dr. Johann Malawana's resignation from his role.
Diabetes UK want to give healthcare professionals a louder voice in research, and ensure that the research that we and others fund takes into account your invaluable experiences.
They are searching for the research priorities of people with Type 2 diabetes, their carers and healthcare professionals
It's so important that the responses received reflect the broad remit and experience of healthcare professionals that work across diabetes, so please take part.
They want to hear about your experiences of treating people with Type 2 diabetes: please tell them the questions about Type 2 diabetes you most want answered by research.
YDEF recently represented diabetes and endocrinology trainees at the JDC meeting in London. Johann Malwana discussed the outcome of the meetings with ACAS and the principles of the contract. Subsequently NHS Employers have released the contract in full as well as details on pay breakdown.
We urge our members to read this contract thoroughly and assess for themselves whether they find this acceptable or not. We at YDEF are still unclear about certain aspects of the contract and readily admit that it can be confusing at times. We look forward to more details and sample rotas. There is an FAQ page by the BMA and an FAQ from NHS employers to help answer some questions you may have. In addition, we also encourage you to attend the regional roadshows which will explain the contract in more detail.
All BMA members will subsequently be asked to vote on whether they accept the contract or not. Therefore it is imperative that you understand the contract itself, impact on both current and future trainees and the implications of a yes or no vote.
As we continue to stress, YDEF represents and promotes the needs of our members and will continue to update you on progress.
New BMA contract (tailored toward palliative care trainees but relevant to us too)
A free to attend lecture from the Royal Society being delivered by Professor Andrew Hattersley where he discusses the use of genetics to improve treatment of diabetes.
When: 18:30-19:30 8th September 2016
Where: Royal Society, London
Colleagues are invited to submit entries to this competition to find the best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital.
The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be awarded the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson insulin safety award at the ABCD Spring meeting.
Closing date: 31st January 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!
An update on lipidology and cardiovascular risk management and President's Prize
Friday 9 September 2016
Time: 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London
Receive an update and perform a critical appraisal of recent lipid modification guidelines, plus review the PCSK9 function and physiology with expert international speakers.
View the full programme and register online today: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/lig03
This high quality educational event features renowned speakers and content and has a theme: 'Therapies: Today and Tomorrow'
Take advantage of another exceptional educational event!
When: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2016 Where: Keble College Oxford
Applications are invited for the part time post of a Consultant specialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology/General Internal Medicine to join the existing Metabolic Team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
This is a busy team delivering a range of specialist serves to the local population. The post holder should have a specialist interest in thyroid disease, thyroid cancer and general endocrinology and will also support the General Medical on-call and General Internal Medicine inpatients. The Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (BDEC) has a long history of research and innovation and has allied services such as a consultant psychologist and consultant podiatry service.
Interviews anticipated: 9th September 2016 Application closing: 11th July 2016
The YDEF-Lilly scholarship is in it's 3rd year! This extremely popular initiative provides sponsorship for UK Diabetes and Endocrinology specialist trainees to attend the EASD.
This year EASD is in Munich 12th - 16th September 2016 www.easd.org. Thanks to Lilly we have up to 20 scholarships of £1000 for UK SpRs to attend this great international meeting.
Many thanks for all your applications! We'll be in touch with the results soon.
We at the YDEF will anonymously choose the top applicants based on a written submission. Successful SpR's will be able to claim £1000 for expenses and travel to Munich. Deadline 31st July 2016, good luck!
Applications are now open for the popular Postgraduate Diploma / MSc programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes taught by distance-learning at Barts and the London School of Medicine, QMUL. For more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.
There is an exciting campus-based one year MSc course in Clinical Endocrinology and again please see www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk for more information.