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Endocrinology update

When and where

4 July 2016
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Past event

Endocrinology update

Designed to bring busy clinicians up-to-date in endocrinology in just 1 day, this conference will update delegates on common endocrine conditions encountered in general clinical practice, in which there have been significant advances in the past few years.

Who is the course for?

The programme is designed to be applicable to everyday practice and will be presented by experts at the forefront of the field, and is aimed at:

  • consultants and trainees who undertake general medicine or the acute take as part of their clinical service
  • general physicians
  • acute medicine specialists and trainees
  • endocrinologists and endocrinology trainees looking for latest updates.

Good practical issues raised with excellent speakers. One of the most useful entries to my CPD diary as well as assisting me greatly in my clinical practice.

Dr John McCann, consultant and previous conference delegate

RCP travelling bursaries

The RCP offers travelling bursaries for trainees in endocrinology and diabetes mellitus to attend RCP conferences on these areas. The bursaries may cover conference registration fees, standard/economy class travel and 1 night’s accommodation (if necessary).

Up to five awards will be made throughout the year, funds permitting. Applications should be emailed for the attention of the academic vice president to fundingandawards@rcplondon.ac.uk. Please include a CV and give full details of the expected costs for the event. Bursaries will be awarded by reimbursement of costs following conference attendance.

RCP conferences

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.


Dr Aled Rees
Kristien Boelaert
Claire Higham
Dr Maralyn Druce
Miles Levy and Mark Gurnell

Endocrinology programme

Endocrinology Update

Monday 4 July 2016

Programme organiser: Dr Mark Gurnell, University of Cambridge

09:00 - Registration and coffee

09:25 - Welcome and opening remarks, Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

Session 1: Incidental endocrine lesions – something or nothing?

Chair: Dr Simon Aylwin, King’s College Hospital, London

09:30 - Adrenal nodules, Dr Conall Dennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway

10:00 - Pituitary incidentalomas, Dr Aled Rees, Cardiff University School of Medicine

10:30 - Thyroid nodules, Dr Kristien Boelaert, University Hospitals Birmingham

11:00 - Coffee

Session 2: Endocrine testing – yes or no?

Chair: Dr Amir Sam, Imperial College, London

11:30 - The acutely ill patient, Dr Claire Higham, Christie Hospital, Manchester

12:00 - Pregnancy, Dr Maralyn Druce, Barts and the London School of Medicine

Rank Lecture

Chair and vote of thanks: Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

12:30 - Title tbc, Professor Nick Finer, University College Hospital, London

13:15 - Lunch

Session 3: Reproductive endocrinology update

Chair: Dr Helen Simpson, Cambridge University Hospitals

14:15 - Metabolic dysfunction in polycystic ovarian syndrome, Professor Jeremy Tomlinson, University of Oxford

14:45 - Treating female and male infertility in 2016, Mr Raj Mathur, Central Manchester University Hospitals

15:15 - Tea

Session 4: Endocrine conundrums

Chair: Dr Antonia Brooke, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

15:45 - A series of short interactive cases, Dr Miles Levy, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Dr Mark Gurnell, University of Cambridge

16:25 - Closing remarks by Chair

16:30 - Close of conference