16th Annual Conference of the South Asian Health Foundation

Written by Amar Puttanna on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 19:47.

Putting the Patient at the heart of diabetes care

COMPLIMENTARY registration is now open for the 16th 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: 8th-9th October 2015

Where: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

Apply now, click here!


National Training Course in Thyroid Ultrasound and FNAC

Written by Amar Puttanna on Saturday, 25 July 2015 19:39.

This popular and recommended one-day course is for clinicians who specialise in the management of thyroid disorders.  It is designed to teach how to perform thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA).It includes the essential core knowledge required for Level 1 certification and complies with the curriculum for training and certification for neck ultrasound by non-radiologists, drawn up jointly by the British Thyroid Association and the Royal College of Radiologists.

When: 11th December 2015

Where: Guy's Hospital, London

More details here and course brochure here

Apply here....but hurry as this is a very popular course!



ABCD Autumn meeting 2015

Written by Amar Puttanna on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 18:59.

The ABCD have announced their Spring Meeting to be held at the RCP in London on 5th & 6th November 2015. Accreditation by the RCP London has been sought for this meeting (6 CME points).

The programme starts on Thursday evening with registration followed by our customary opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues, and make new ones, at our reception and dinner at the Royal College. As always on the Friday the main meeting covers a broad spectrum of topics of interest to all members.

More details here

Abstract deadline 11th September 2015. Submit here


RCP Endocrinology Update - 2nd July

Written by Ali Chakera on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:41.

Designed to bring busy clinicians up-to-date in endocrinology in just one day, this conference on the 2nd July at the RCP London, will update delegates on common endocrine conditions encountered in general clinical practice, in which there have been significant advances in the past few years. The programme is designed to be applicable to every-day practice and will be presented by experts at the forefront of the field.

For more information go to:

Programme highlights will include:
•endocrinology on the psychiatric ward
•endocrinology on the oncology ward
•endocrine problems in pregnancy
•common and important queries and referrals to the endocrine team
•recent developments in endocrinology – latest research findings and hot topics.



ABCD meeting for registrars

Written by Amar Puttanna on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:03.


ABCD is pleased to announce their 13th dedicated meeting for Specialist Registrars.

This will again consist of "Meet the Expert" sessions where topical areas in diabetes and endocrinology can be discussed in a small group format. In addition research and case presentations are invited and the best four will be selected for presentation. The ABCD SpR Training Award will be given to the best of these presentations. This award of £1000 will go towards attendance at an international meeting. 

Where: Holiday Inn Regents Park, London

When: 6th and 7th November 2015

Abstract submission deadline: 2nd October 2015



NAFLD and diabetes survey

Written by Amar Puttanna on Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:40.

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

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.


Quality in Care Awards in Diabetes 2015

Written by Ali Chakera on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:49.

For the second year in a row, YOU have the chance to vote online for your favourite Outstanding Educator in Diabetes from the nominated entries. Once all nominations have been received, judges will then select a shortlist and these nominees, together with a short profile of their work, will be available for you to read and then cast your vote.

The QiC Diabetes offers you and your teams the opportunity to have your initiatives and projects recognised, rewarded and shared throughout the NHS and wider diabetes community. A QiC award means that your work can be fully acknowledged as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

You will find all you need to know on the QiC Diabetes website

Entering is simple – just complete the nomination form on the website (link above)! The closing date is the 19th August 2015.

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