Welcome to YDEF.

Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum is the trainee and young consultants wing of Diabetes UK.

Our work is also supported by the ABCD and the SfE. Our mission is to enable high-quality care for people with diabetes by delivering excellence in diabetes specialist education and providing an effective voice for young diabetologists and endocrinologists.

Upcoming Events

YDEF Courses in 2022

At YDEF we have been very excited to return to delivering our favourite courses starting with the YDEF Technology Course in November 2021.

In 2022 we have lots of exciting courses planned, helping to address topics that are frequently missed in many regions. We are developing pathways that map these courses to the stage of training and to the wider D&E curriculum. Planned courses include the early in training Taster day and ABC of D&E as well as favourites including the YDEF day, YDEF Technology course, Obesity and Retinopathy courses together with new offerings. We will continue to support trainees to attend national and international meetings such as the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, NEYD and EASD.

YDEF, ABCD and Lilly Diabetes Masterclasses

In 2021 YDEF and ABCD ran a series of masterclass in conjunction with Lilly to provide virtual education to trainees in Diabetes and Endocrinology. The 2021 Masterclasses are available via the link below.

The 2022 series is starting to take shape with:

8th Feb – Reza Zaidi – Diabetes in the Young

15th March – Anna Stears – Severe Insulin Resistance Syndromes

5th April – Prash Vas – Foot disease & Osteomyelitis

14th June – Tahseen Chowdhury – Managing Diabetes and Cancer

EASD Learning

EASD is a non-profit making, medical scientific association founded in 1965, which aims to educate, inform and engage healthcare professionals around the world. Their e-Learning platform was launched in 2018 to expand the reach of EASD’s educational goal to disseminate knowledge and proficiency in diabetes research and care worldwide. Registration is free of charge.

From technology to treatment – access EASD e-learning modules and develop your knowledge of the latest clinical and research evidence underpinning best practice in diabetes care. There are more than 70 modules currently available and a new module is launched each month. To help learners keep abreast of new developments, the e-Learning site also includes a dedicated section called ‘Horizons’, offering users weekly updates on the latest innovations in diabetes treatment and research, with news from leading diabetes journals and conferences, diary dates, clips, debates and opinion pieces.

Nine e-Learning modules have now been accredited as educational resources for continuing professional development by the UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and will carry the college’s quality mark. More are expected to follow in the coming weeks and months and an application for RCP accreditation in 2022 is planned.

About YDEF

Young Diabetologists & Endocrinologists’ Forum is the trainee and young consultants’ wing of Diabetes UK and is supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and Society for Endocrinology. We serve three core functions for our members – education, advocacy and support.

Our mission is to enable high quality care for people with diabetes and endocrine conditions by delivering excellence in specialist education and providing an effective voice for our members. We organise a wide variety of national training events each year, the details of which are enclosed in this brochure. These courses are unique and held in high regard; they continue to attract some of the most influential figures in UK Diabetes. Recent speakers have included Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England National Clinical Director for Obesity & Diabetes and Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England. The YDEF also represent the interests of specialist trainees at a number of national organisations including specialist training bodies.

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YDEF is regularly involved in contributing to professional care and guidance. Click here to learn more about our recent contribution ‘Language matters: Language and Diabetes

Did you know?

YDEF is regularly involved in contributing to professional care and guidance. Click here to learn more about our recent contribution ‘Language matters: Language and Diabetes

Answers to Your Questions

Answers to Your Questions

How old is YDEF?

YDEF has been supporting D&E registrars for more than 20 years.

Is YDEF free to join?

Yes, completely free as are many of the courses that we organise. You do need to be a member of Diabetes UK to join though.

Can I attend these meetings with or on behalf of a YDEF representative?

Yes absolutely, we are always looking for more people to get involved! Please get in touch.

What meetings or committees do YDEF sit on to represent D&E trainees?

Speciality advisory committee for D&E at the Royal college of Physicians, Diabetes UK, Diabetes UK Professional conference organising committee, Society for Endocrinology, BMA, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

How is YDEF funded?

Being part of the YDEF committee is voluntary and not paid. YDEF gets free administrative support from Diabetes UK which we are very grateful for! Pharmaceutical companies financially support our courses and conferences but do not have any involvement in setting the agendas of these meetings – we are also very grateful for their support as the courses would not be possible without them.

How can I get more involved with YDEF?

We would love to hear from you so please just drop any of the committee members an email! We advertise for new committee members each January and interviews take place at the DUK conference which is normally in March.

Do we support trainees going to international conferences?

Speciality advisory committee for D&E at the Royal college of Physicians, Diabetes UK, Diabetes UK Professional conference organising committee, Society for Endocrinology, BMA, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

Answers to Your Questions

Answers to Your Questions

How old is YDEF?

YDEF has been supporting D&E registrars for more than 20 years.

Is YDEF free to join?

Yes, completely free as are many of the courses that we organise. You do need to be a member of Diabetes UK to join though.

Can I attend these meetings with or on behalf of a YDEF representative?

Yes absolutely, we are always looking for more people to get involved! Please get in touch.

What meetings or committees do YDEF sit on to represent D&E trainees?

Speciality advisory committee for D&E at the Royal college of Physicians, Diabetes UK, Diabetes UK Professional conference organising committee, Society for Endocrinology, BMA, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

How is YDEF funded?

Being part of the YDEF committee is voluntary and not paid. YDEF gets free administrative support from Diabetes UK which we are very grateful for! Pharmaceutical companies financially support our courses and conferences but do not have any involvement in setting the agendas of these meetings – we are also very grateful for their support as the courses would not be possible without them.

How can I get more involved with YDEF?

We would love to hear from you so please just drop any of the committee members an email! We advertise for new committee members each January and interviews take place at the DUK conference which is normally in March.

Do we support trainees going to international conferences?

Speciality advisory committee for D&E at the Royal college of Physicians, Diabetes UK, Diabetes UK Professional conference organising committee, Society for Endocrinology, BMA, Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

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“Love your work guys, keep it up! You reminded me why I wanted to do endocrine since I was a med student. I desperately needed that boost between GIM frustrations”
Attendee at ABC of D&E (June 2018)

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We are organizing ‘ABC of D&E ‘ course at Birmingham on 21 – 22 November 2019! 

This course if now FULLY BOOKED.

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