Register for the Royal Society of Medicine's webinar series on genetics and endocrinology
The Royal Society of Medicine, in association with the Society for Endocrinology, are holding a three-part webinar series on genetics and endocrinology. This series will take place online on 4-6 May 2021. It will feature experts across both of these fields and provide an overview on a number of topics, including testing for genetic disorders, thyroid disorders, delayed puberty, pituitary tumours and Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia. Find out more and register for all 3 webinars by emailingevents@rsm.ac.uk. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 20, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society Media Ambassador shares his views on vitamin D and COVID-19
The role of vitamin D in treating and preventing COVID-19 has caused some controversy amongst experts, following a review by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence which suggests there is no evidence vitamin D supplements can help fight off the virus.Society for Endocrinology Member and Media Ambassador, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Richard Quinton, speaks to BBC World News about the importance of vitamin D in fighting off COVID-19. Watch his video interview to hear his views and recommended dosage. Watch video (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Join FameLab UK to improve your science communication and public engagement skills
Register to join FameLab UK, a free public engagement training event for anyone over 21, currently working in STEM. Learn how to improve your communication skills, engage a public audience with your current research, and join a global network of researchers who enjoy talking about science. You will need to prepare a 3-minute talk on your research and attend the training and heat session in yourchosen UK location. Participants can take part in FameLab as many times as they like, and keep improving each year until they become a UK finalist! Winners will participate in the FameLab UK final at Cheltenham Science Festi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Join the International Society of Endocrinology ’s expert webinar
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).Register to join the ISE webinar taking place on Tuesday 26 January, at 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET, to take part in an interactive discussion with top experts. The webinar will explore the role of GLP-1 RAs in the current landscape of incretin therapies for type 2 diabetes. After the session, you will be invited to solve a CME-accredited case study on the ISE Global Education Hub, to apply what you learned. The webinar will consist of the following interactive parts:• Part 1: Have diabetes goals changed...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Join the Edinburgh University Endocrinology Society annual conference
The Edinburgh University Endocrinology Society (EUES) are holding their annual conferenc online on Saturday 20 February.  This year’s theme is“A Career in Endocrinology and Diabetes.” There will be a variety of talks from renowned endocrinologists, ranging from new research in the field to talks on the different possibilities of a career in endocrinology.They are welcoming submissions of research, audits or systematic reviews of undergraduate level.  This is not limited to“Careers in Endocrinology” and can be related to any aspec...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Association between obesity and severe illness from COVID-19 greater in young people
The association between obesity and hospitalisation in patients with COVID-19 is more prominent in people under the age of 70, according to an Italian study published inNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A diet high in fish may reduce diabetes risk
According to a European study, published inDiabetes Care, eating a fish-rich diet may reduce the risk of adult-onset diabetes in people positive for GAD65 antibodies.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency
A Belgian study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Host a Specialised Endocrinology Network for Bone and Mineral
The Society’s Clinical Committee, working with our Bone and Calcium Endocrine Network, and in association with the NHSEI Clinical Reference Group, propose setting up a network of bone and mineral hubs across the UK.  It has become clear from the GIRFT process, and other available data, that significant variance is present in the outcomes and quality of clinical endocrinology services across the UK. The specialised endocrinology networks for bone and mineral aim to more standardise care in this area. It is envisaged that there would be a number of specific objectives for this sy...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society endorses CoMICs (Concise Medical Information Cines)
CoMICs is a unique initiative, aimed at engaging medical students with specific conditions or diseases. Supported by the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham, CoMICs compiles illustrations and infographics into short videos that provide bite-sized information on various topics. Each CoMIC provides the most up-to-date scientific information on a specific condition or a disease. As they are created by medical students and junior doctors they are pitched at the optimum level for understanding. Each video is critically reviewed for accuracy by leading experts in that specific fi...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 11, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Get Society support for the 2021 Clinical Excellence Awards
As a nominating body of the Government’sAdvisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) your Society can provide support to Full Members’ applications for the Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs).The CEAs recognise and reward the exceptional contribution of NHS consultants, over and above what is normally expected in their job, to the values and goals of the NHS and to patient care.We can support applications at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels by providing a citation. All new applications are ranked using a Society panel of primarily Gold and Platinum Award holders and citations are provided fo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 7, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updates from the International Society of Endocrinology
Society for Endocrinology members are also members of the International Society of Endocrinology (ISE).ISE is committed to federating the endocrine community across the world as the“united nations of endocrinology”. They represent many large and smaller endocrine societies around the world with very different interests and levels of development.  They implement the initiatives outlined in the general assembly:   - to promote endocrine science and education internationally- to be a global advocate for endocrine prevention, diagnosis and management aro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 6, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reduced registration fees for BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience
The Society for Endocrinology is a partner organisation for theBNA2021Festival of Neuroscience on 12−15 April 2021. This British Neuroscience Association online event includes our convened and supported session,‘Brain energy sensing, adaptations and alterations to network outputs'. Don’t miss theabstract submission andearly bird registration deadlines on15 January 2021. Plus, our Society members get a further discount on registration. See the programme and register. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Your Society's greatest achievements in 2020
A massive thank you to all our members who have supported us through this extraordinary and challenging year of 2020. By all pulling together and tirelessly working, we have managed to achieve some great things to preserve the future of the discipline and the care of endocrine patients. View yourSociety’s achievements in 2020. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Guidance to support implementation of NHS Steroid Emergency Card coming soon
Recently published guidance on the prevention and emergency management of adult patients with adrenal insufficiency outlined the general management issues relating to adrenal crisis. This was subsequently supported by an NHS England and NHS Improvement national patient safety alert (NatPSA) promoting the use of a new Steroid Emergency Card. The NatPSA specified a number of actions that organisations need to implement, to operationalise the introduction of the new Steroid Emergency Card. The NHS has been asked to implement this alert by May 2021. However, it has become clear that many groups need support o...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 23, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic dogs associated with diabetic owners
According to research published in theBritish Medical Journal, dogs with diabetes may increase their owner’s risk for the disease by up to 38%, potentially due to shared dietary and physical behaviour.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heavy metal exposure during pregnancy associated with birth complications
According to a study in the journalEnvironmental International, exposure to heavy metals during pregnancy may alter hormonal balances and lead to preterm births, low birth weight and preeclampsia in women.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New oral hormone drug for prostate cancer
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a new oral hormone therapy drug, Relugolix, for treating advanced prostate cancer in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Glucocorticoid management approaches vary for patients with adrenal insufficiency taking COVID-19 vaccine
The Pituitary Society present results from a survey on the COVID-19 vaccine and approaches to glucocorticoid management in patients with adrenal insufficiency.European Society of Endocrinology (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic dogs may increase owner ’s risk for diabetes
According to research published in theBritish Medical Journal, dogs with diabetes may increase their owner’s risk for the disease by up to 38%, potentially due to shared dietary and physical behaviour.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Recent report reveals the health threats from endocrine-disrupting chemicals
A report from the Endocrine Society and the International Pollutants Elimination Network provides the latest information about different endocrine-disrupting chemicals, where they come from, and the effects they are having.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency common in Asians and Black Africans living in the UK
According to a large-scale population study published inClinical Nutrition, over 50% of Asians and more than a third of Black Africans living in the UK are deficient in vitamin D and at risk of developing respiratory and musculoskeletal problems.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Experts believe vitamin D may not protect from COVID-19
Experts from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) believe there is not enough evidence to suggest that taking vitamin D supplements protects or improves recovery from COVID-19.Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines information for patients with endocrine conditions and diabetes mellitus
We have released astatement containing information on COVID-19 vaccines for patients with endocrine conditions and diabetes mellitus.The statement advises patients on where to find relevant information and addresses concerns about taking the vaccine with these conditions.Read the full statement (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity increases cancer cell growth
According to a mouse study published inCell, high-fat diets provide more fat molecules to allow cancer cells to outcompete immune cells for energy to grow, accelerating tumour growth.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tavistock study reveals new insights about puberty blockers
A study that began in 2011, run by the Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service, reveals that 98% of children treated for gender dysphoria with puberty-blockers at the Tavistock Centre, also went on to take cross-sex hormones.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender women retain athletic advantages after hormone therapy
Transgender women retain athletic advantages over cisgender women for 1-2 years after starting gender-affirming hormone therapy, according to a study published in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sucrose associated with lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism, sugary drinks that contain sucrose rather than glucose may lower levels of appetite regulating hormones and increase feelings of hunger.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Richard Ross receives Outstanding Innovation Award from Endocrine Society
Congratulations to Professor Richard Ross (University of Sheffield) on receiving theEndocrine Society's Outstanding Innovation Award!The award recognises endocrinologists who have demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship to further endocrine research or practice in support of the field of endocrinology, patients, and society at large. The award was made in honour of the many advances he has contributed to in cortisol replacement therapy and treatment of adrenal disorders.Learn more about Prof Ross and the other awardees at theEndocrine Society.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Join the Society's National Obesity Database Steering Committee
Applications are open for the Society for EndocrinologyNational Obesity Database Steering Committee. The Society, in partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation trust has been awarded a Novo Nordisk Healthcare Organisation Grant to develop, set up and rollout a Tier 3 National Obesity Database. The steering committee Chaired by Professor John Wass will meet up to 3 times a year (initially for a 3 year period) to:Oversee the database study management group to ensure that the database is developed, set up and rolled out to Tier 3 NHS services on time.Sign off on the yearly annual report.Deter...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Update on Endocrine Academy 2021
After careful consideration, Endocrine Academy 2021, consisting of Clinical Update, Nurse Update and the Career Development Workshop has been cancelled for 2021. Although disappointing, we believe this decision is in the best interests of our community, as we consider the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we may not be able to meet in person, we are in the midst of planning a schedule of online training and career development opportunities for members to run throughout 2021, building on the various successful webinar series we have delivered this year, for scientists, clinicians and nurses....
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Welcome to the new Editor-in-Chief of Endocrine Connections
Professor Adrian Clark will be joining the Editorial Board ofEndocrine Connectionsas the new Editor-in-Chief on the 4 January 2021. He is Professor of Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at St George’s University of London. His research centres around the molecular and genetic basis of hormone resistance syndromes and the action of ACTH. He will work alongside the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Josef Köhrle until his term finishes at the end of January 2021. Professor Clark commented,"I...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Paediatric Steroid Treatment Card for adrenal insufficiency
The newBSPED Paediatric Steroid Treatment Card provides a succinct steroid management plan for illnesses, emergency injections and blood sugar& electrolyte correction.Please encourage your patients todownload and use this card.BSPED is keen to encourage uniform practice and improve the care of children and young people with adrenal insufficiency.If you have any queries regarding the card please contact theBSPED Clinical Committee. Learn more about managingadrenal crisis. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 4, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Children under 16 may not be able to consent to use of puberty blockers
The UK high court has ruled that children under the age of 16 will not be able to give consent to the use of puberty-blocking drugs unless they are competent to understand the nature of the treatment.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of diabetes
Mediterranean diets may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 30% and improve insulin resistance in overweight women, according to a study published inJAMA Network Open.Diabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Microbiome diversity linked to vitamin D levels
According to a study published inNature Communications, microbiome composition is linked to levels of active vitamin D, and altering microbiome diversity may help the body to metabolise it.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal contraceptives may reduce risk of severe asthma attacks
According to a study published inThorax, use of hormonal contraceptives may be associated with a reduced risk of severe asthma attacks in women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Have your say: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2020 Workforce Survey now open
The annual census of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology is now open. There has never been a more important time to gather information about how we’re all working and the impact our jobs have on our lives!The data from this census is used to plan the future workforce of our specialty, identify current gaps, help colleagues in making justification of expanding their departments, show how hard we work outside our specialty both in General Internal Medicine and related activities such as education and management.The survey is sent on behalf of the Society for Endocrinology, ABCD, Diabetes UK and The Royal Coll...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society for Endocrinology podcast series reveals the truth about hormones
A new podcast from the Society for Endocrinology called“Hormones: The Inside Story” reveals the truth about hormones and health in a fun, expert-led and myth busting series.Scienmag (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appetite-suppressing hormone may be used for treating obesity
According to a study published ineLife, a hormone called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) suppresses appetite and food intake in humans and mice and has potential to be used as a treatment for people with obesity.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

10% of transgender Americans may be using non-prescribed hormones
1 in 10 transgender Americans may be using non-prescribed hormones that may cause serious health risks, as they aren’t insured or their insurance won’t cover costs of gender-affirming hormone therapy. CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early menopause linked to multiple sclerosis
According to research published inBrain Communications, early menopause and fewer pregnancies may be linked to early onset progressive multiple sclerosis in women, due to a reduction in sex hormones.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appetite suppressing hormone may be used for treating obesity
According to a study published ineLife, a hormone called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) suppresses appetite and food intake in humans and mice and has potential to be used as a treatment for people with obesity.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender Americans use dangerous non-prescribed hormones
1 in 10 Transgender Americans may be using non-prescribed hormones that may cause serious health risks, as they aren’t insured or their insurance won’t cover costs of gender-affirming hormone therapy. CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk significantly reduced by losing just 3 kilograms
According to a study published inJAMA Internal Medicine, losing just two to three kilograms of weight can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 47%.Diabetes.co.uk (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing now available in French and German
TheSociety for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing was first developed in 2013 by our amazing dedicated nurse members. The Framework is designed to enhance the clinical care received by adults with an endocrine disorder and the professional development of the endocrine nurses helping them. In 2015, the 2nd Edition of this Competency Framework was published incorporating four new competencies: benign adrenal tumours, hypo- and hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.The European Society for Endocrinology has now translated this 2nd Edition in to French and German which are ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bioscientifica wins silver award for SfE BES 2019 conference
We are thrilled to announce that Bioscientifica has won a silver award for the organisation and development ofSfE BES 2019 in the Best Development of an Existing Conference - over 1,000 attendees category at theConference Awards 2020.A huge congratulations to all involved in the organisation and running of last year's event, which was a huge success.Bioscientifica is our wholly-owned, not-for-profit trading subsidiary, which publishes our journals, manages our events and provides membership services. All Bioscientifica profits go back to the Society to support all o...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce advanced cancer risk
Vitamin D supplements may reduce the risk of developing advanced cancer by up to 17% and by 38% for those who are a healthy weight, according to a study published inJama Network Open.The Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Computers may be able to identify congential adrenal hyperplasia
According to a study published inJama Network Open, computers may be able to identify congential adrenal hyperplasia by analysing facial features and could help improve diagnosis and care of patients.News Medical  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news