The North European Young Diabetologists meeting was a resounding success and continued the tradition of high calibre events organised by YDEF. Here we have two attendees giving their unique perspectives on the meeting this year...
The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new resource for physicians that decodes the often complex world of commissioning, contracting, and payment systems in the NHS in England.
The new resource is the first in a series of practical tools to support physicians to influence the commissioning system that governs the way their services are designed and delivered.
Professor Jeremy Tomlinson and his team are looking in to the day to day management of NAFLD in our clinics.
Help them out by taking a minute or two to fill in this very short survey questionnaire on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXKH9MX
This can be filled out by anyone who sees patients with diabetes on a regular basis (GPs, consultants, registrars, DSNs) so please forward it on if possible.
Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship
This fellowship enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research. Applications are invited from individuals working in a patient-facing role including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists and dietitians.
More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/alberti-fellowship
RD Lawrence Fellowship
This is a prestigious career development fellowship which enable exceptional candidates with three to six years postdoctoral research experience to undertake outstanding diabetes research.
More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/rd-lawrence-fellowship
Deadline for applications: 31st October 2015
EXTOD (Exercise for T1DM Education) Survey
Rob Andrews and his research team are conducting a survey of the current management of exercise in T1DM, specifically looking at the education patients receive and the resources that healthcare professionals offer them.
Please take 5 mins and follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EXTOD1 to help them out.
The NDCMP is a national initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. The purpose of the NDCMP is to support the development of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology for the future benefit of themselves and, thereby, our speciality and our patients.
ABCD are continuing to collect data for the nationwide dapagliflozin audit, the more reponses they get the more detailed the analysis of use in clinical practice can be assessed.
This is another great opportunity for trainees to become involved in a national audit and contribute to developing practice nationwide!
For more details read here
The National DAFNE Programme is offering 10 annual YDEF fellowships for SpRs to train as DAFNE doctors and the Fellowship will cover the training costs of the DAFNE Doctors Programme. The YDEF is committed to supporting SpRs wishing to become DAFNE doctors. Click here to find out more
HEART UK 29TH Annual Conference
The conference for medical, scientific, student and patient attendees with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions and nutrition.
‘Lipids in the Community’
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th September 2014
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust seeks to appoint 2 substantive consultant physicians in Diabetes and Endocrinology to join a team totalling 9 consultants with a broad and balanced job plan and opportunities in clinical and academic medicine.
The Trust has a reputation for delivering a high level of clinical care and is the second largest Undergraduate Teaching Hospital in the region.
Patient Education in Chronic Conditions: An example from Diabetes – Evidence and Implementation in practice
Update: Please note the change in date and ammended schedule for this course.
This is a free course for specialist registrars and new consultants. It is aimed at evaluating various group education and self management interventions in order to further develop these areas in your practice. Places are limited so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
When: 9th and 10th October 2015
Where: Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester General Hospital
Places are limited so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please note travel and accomodation is not covered by this meeting.
For details including how to apply click here
The YDEF represent D&E trainees on the British Medical Association Multi-Speciality Working Group. In 2012 Sir David Greenaway, Professor of Economics, was appointed chair of the independent Shape of Training Review. This expert advisory group were tasked with reforming the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the UK .
Best Practice in Diabetology is a one-day symposium reviewing the latest advances and best practice guidance for the management of diabetes in secondary care. Evidence-based sessions will give you the opportunity to hear an internationally respected speaking faculty cover the many aspects of diabetes management while discussing new and emerging treatment options.
We have 2 locations for the talks
Royal College of Physicians, London on 24th June 2015 and Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester on 2nd July 2015
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. Next entry is September 2015 and for more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.
New for September 2015 is an exciting campus-based one year MSc course in Clinical Endocrinology and again please see www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk for more information.
YDEF are pleased to report that former committee member Paul Grant's paper on the YDEF Training Survey 2014 has been published in the British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease.