BES 2009
16-19 March 2009
Harrogate Int...
BES 2009
16-19 March 2009
Harrogate International Centre
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    We are delighted to provide you with preliminary details of the Society for Endocrinology BES 2009

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  2. 2. SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 16-19 March 2009 Harrogate International Centre The Society for Endocrinology would like to thank their Corporate Members for their generous support. PLATINUM MEMBERS BioScientifica Ltd Bayer Schering Pharma Ipsen Ltd Pfizer Ltd GOLD MEMBERS AstraZeneca plc Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd Merck Serono Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd Novo Nordisk Ltd SILVER MEMBERS CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT Almirall Ltd Society for Endocrinology Eli Lilly & Co Ltd 22 Apex Court Genzyme Therapeutics Ltd Woodlands Nycomed UK Ltd Bradley Stoke ProStrakan Bristol BS32 4JT, UK Sandoz Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1454 642210 Fax: +44 (0)1454 642222 Email: Website: The Society for Endocrinology Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England No 349408 Registered office as shown above Registered Charity No 266813 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 1
  3. 3. 2009 WELCOME We are delighted to provide you with preliminary details of the Society for Endocrinology BES 2009 meeting, taking place once again in the spa town of Harrogate on 16-19 March 2009. We are looking forward to building upon the success of our 2008 meeting and have planned an exciting scientific programme. This annual meeting brings together the best of basic science, translational research, clinical investigation and clinical practice. The meeting will encompass nine plenary lectures, six of which being Society medal lectures. There will be ten symposia including the Young Endocrinologists’ symposium. Other sessions include Clinical Management Workshops, Meet the Expert sessions, Nurse sessions and a Clinical Debate. The meeting will feature both oral communications and poster presentations. There will be many prizes available for high scoring presentations by Young Endocrinologists. Harrogate is a picturesque town located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This pretty market town is filled with boutiques, antique shops and fantastic accommodation and the best Tea Rooms in the UK, Betty’s! The conference facilities are excellent, the Harrogate International Centre being the second largest venue outside of London. The event will host a varied social programme which will include all the favourites such as the Welcome Reception at the Majestic Hotel and the Young Endocrinologists’ quiz at the HIC. An informal buffet will be held on the Tuesday evening at the Majestic Hotel. Great food and lively entertainment will help to make this an evening to remember. Abstracts can be submitted online at and the abstract deadline is 15 November 2008. Registrations can also be submitted online. All meeting information is available at We look forward to seeing you in Harrogate. David Ray Steve Ball Programme Secretary, Programme Co-ordinator, Society for Endocrinology Society for Endocrinology BES 2009 2 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009
  4. 4. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME MONDAY 16 MARCH 2009 09:00 – 10:45 REGISTRATION 15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE 10:45 – 12:15 PCOS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP 15:30 – 17:30 Symposium 2: SATELLITE Convened by: S Atkin (Hull) CALCIUM CONUNDRUMS: TOO HIGH, & H Randeva (Warwick) TOO LOW AND WHAT TO DO Chairs: J Walsh (Sheffield) & STEROIDS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP R Lindsay (New York, USA) SATELLITE Convened by: M Wallace (Glasgow) Management of severe hypercalcaemia & W Arlt (Birmingham) D Hosking (Nottingham) Diagnosis and management of PITUITARY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP post-operative hypocalcaemia SATELLITE following (para) thyroidectomy Convened by: R Murray (Leeds), N Gittoes (Birmingham) R Fowkes (London) & J Ham (Cardiff) Familial benign hypocalciuric 12:15 – 13:00 LUNCH hypercalcaemia – an update K Brixen (Odense, Denmark) 13:00 – 15:00 Symposium 1: Mild hyperparathyroidism: to treat FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE OF DIETARY or not to treat, that is the question AND METABOLIC INFLUENCES IN FETAL R Mihai (Oxford) AND ADULT LIFE Chairs: M Symonds (Nottingham) 15:30 – 17:30 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 1 & B Kola (London) 15:30 – 17:30 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 2 Glucocorticoids, chronic stress, and obesity M Dallman (San Francisco, USA) 17:30 – 17:45 TEA Transgenerational programming of the 17:45 – 18:25 YOUNG ENDOCRINOLOGISTS glucocorticoid axis and maternal stress PRIzE LECTURES A Drake (Edinburgh) Chairs: P Trainer (Manchester) Maternal undernutrition and & M Korbonits (London) endocrine development 18:25 – 18:55 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY M Hanson (Southampton) JUBILEE MEDAL LECTURE The fetal cost of maternal cafeteria diets Chair: D Ray (Manchester) N Stickland (London) Per ardua ad pituita - 13:00 – 15:00 Clinical Management Workshop 1: more than just phlegm J Wass (Oxford) MEASURING HORMONES: WHAT DOES YOUR RESULT MEAN? 19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION Chairs: S Ball (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) & E Murphy (London) 19:45 YOUNG ENDOCRINOLOGISTS’ QUIz NIGHT What service does the laboratory provide? J Barth (Leeds) Is what is normal for me normal for you? G Wieringa (Manchester) What new tests are on the horizon? G Beastall (Glasgow) Interpreting results: a clinician’s perspective S Shalet (Manchester) 13:00 – 15:00 Applied Physiology Workshop: METABOLIC PHENOTYPING IN HUMAN ENDOCRINE DISORDERS Chairs: M Gurnell (Cambridge) & TBC Assessment of calorie intake and feeding behaviour R Batterham (London) Measurement of energy expenditure and body composition TBC The hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemic clamp and stable isotope methodology for in-vivo physiological studies H Simpson (Cambridge) Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy – a window in to carbohydrate and lipid metabolism D Savage (Cambridge) SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 3
  5. 5. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2009 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 1: Genetic determinants of HPT axis set point R Peeters (Rotterdam, Netherlands) THYROID EYE DISEASE (CLINICAL EVALUATION AND Abnormalities of HPT axis – lessons CLASSIFICATION – EUGOGO) from paediatric endocrinology Chair: M Vanderpump (London) T Cheetham (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) P Perros (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Pathological consequences of altered HPT axis set-point; sub-clinical thyroid disease?... 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 2: S Pearce (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) DELAYED PUBERTY Chair: J Wales (Sheffield) 13:30 – 15:30 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 4 J Kirk (Birmingham) 13:30 – 15:30 Young Endocrinologists’ Symposium: 08:15 – 10:15 Symposium 3: THE ‘HOW-TO’ GUIDE ON SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION WHAT’S WNT? A NOVEL SIGNALLING Chairs: K Jonas (London) & PATHWAY IN ENDOCRINOLOGY K Forbes (Manchester) Chairs: M Dattani (London) & R Fowkes (London) How to write a scientific paper J Davis (Manchester) Wnt signalling and its role in adrenal cancer G Hammer (Ann Arbor, USA) Conference presentations – how to engage your audience Targeting mediators of Wnt signalling R Batterham (London) by GnRH Poster presentations – from A Pawson (Edinburgh) poster layout to data presentation Defects in Wnt signalling in G Lavery (Birmingham) hyperparathyroidism Scientific networking – how to make G Westin (Uppsala, Sweden) the most of networking opportunities Paracrine signalling in the ovary: S Hillier (Edinburgh) the role of Wnt 15:30 – 16:00 TEA D Boerboom (Québec, Canada) 16:00 – 17:00 Clinical Debate: 08:15 – 10:15 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 3 THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT RADIOACTIVE 08:15 – 10:15 Clinical Management Workshop 2: IODINE IS THE FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT IMPROVING MORTALITY AND FOR GRAVES’ DISEASE MORBIDITY IN PITUITARY DISEASE Chair: J Franklyn (Birmingham) Chairs: J Ahlquist (Southend) For: K Meeran (London) & V Moyes (London) Against: W Wiersinga Mortality in patients with pituitary disease (Amsterdam, Netherlands) J Newell-Price (Sheffield) 16:00 – 17:00 Clinical Expert 1: Repeat Does hormone replacement normalise life expectancy? THYROID EYE DISEASE W Drake (London) (CLINICAL EVALUATION AND CLASSIFICATION – EUGOGO) Why craniopharyngioma remains a condition Chair: M Vanderpump (London) with a high mortality and morbidity P Perros (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) N Karavitaki (Oxford) Adverse outcomes following 17:00 – 18:00 Clinical Expert 2: Repeat pituitary radiotherapy DELAYED PUBERTY J Ayuk (Birmingham) Chair: J Wales (Sheffield) 10:15 – 10:45 COFFEE J Kirk (Birmingham) 10:45 – 11:25 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY 16:00 – 18:00 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS 5 DALE MEDAL LECTURE Chair: J Wass (Oxford) 16:00 – 18:00 Symposium 5: Healthspan: how far can it be THE ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM extended into aging? – AN IMPORTANT LINk BETWEEN M Thorner (Charlottesville, USA) INFLAMMATION, STRESS AND DIABETES Chairs: K Chapman (Edinburgh) & 11:25 – 11:55 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY G Lavery (Birmingham) TRANSATLANTIC MEDAL LECTURE Endoplasmic reticulum: inflammation, Chair: TBC obesity and diabetes Estrogen action: two decades R Kaufman (Ann Arbor, USA) of humbling predictions Regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism: interplay L Jameson (Chicago, USA) between insulin and the endoplasmic reticulum P Ferre (Paris, France) 12:00 – 13:30 LUNCH & POSTERS The endoplasmic reticulum 13:30 – 15:30 Symposium 4: as a metabolic compartment WHAT IS THE TSH SET POINT? G Banhegyi (Budapest, Hungary) DOES IT MATTER? Glucose sensing in the endoplasmic reticulum: Chairs: G Williams (London) & maintaining the cellular environment M Gurnell (Cambridge) G Lavery (Birmingham) Physiological determination of HPT axis 19:30 CONFERENCE DINNER R Weiss (Chicago, USA) 4 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009
  6. 6. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME WEDNESDAY 18 MARCH 2009 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 3: 12:05 – 12:40 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY INTERNATIONAL MEDAL LECTURE TURNER SYNDROME – HOW TO Chair: J Buckingham (London) SMOOTH THE TRANSITION BETWEEN PAEDIATRIC AND ADULT CLINIC Hormones and behaviour: new insights from Generously supported by Ipsen Ltd GFP molecular imaging and neuroanatomy Chair: G Conway (London) M Kawata (Kyoto, Japan) M Davies (London) 12:40 – 14:15 LUNCH & POSTERS 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 4: 14:15 – 16:15 Symposium 8: VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, DIAGNOSIS NOVEL ASPECTS OF BONE PHYSIOLOGY IN AND MANAGEMENT RELATION TO OSTEOPOROSIS TREATMENT Chair: P Selby (Manchester) Chairs: P Selby (Manchester) & Z Mughal (Manchester) K Javaid (Oxford) New tools for the study of bone-active drugs 08:10 – 08:55 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY R Eastell (Sheffield) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Bone signalling pathways – their importance 09:00 – 11:00 Symposium 6: in the treatment of osteoporosis POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME G Williams (London) (PCOS): WHEN DOES IT START, Anabolic treatments in osteoporosis WHY AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT? R Lindsay (New York, USA) Chairs: C Duncan (Edinburgh) & Bisphosphanates uses and abuses (including T Barber (Oxford) young people and duration of therapy) Searching for candidate genes: what A McLellan (Glasgow) are the players? S Franks (London) 14:15 – 16:15 Symposium 9: Evolution of obesity and insulin kISSPEPTIN A NOVEL REGULATOR resistance: relevance to PCOS OF PUBERTY AND FERTILITY T Barrett (Birmingham) Chairs: L Jameson (Chicago, USA) & K Murphy (London) The teenager with polycystic ovarian syndrome C Kelnar (Edinburgh) Kisspeptin signalling and fertility W Colledge (Cambridge) Metformin – a storm with few good data R Legro (Hershey, USA) Role of kisspeptin in the metabolic regulation of fertility 09:00 – 11:00 Symposium 7: M Tena-Sempere (Cordoba, Spain) PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-kINASE (PI3k) Human kisspeptin receptor mutations and puberty SIGNALLING IN HEALTH AND DISEASE: S Seminara (Boston, USA) AN OLD SYSTEM WITH NEW POTENTIAL What does kisspeptin do in humans? Chairs: R Abayasekara (London) & TBC W Dhillo (London) Signalling from cell surface receptors: molecular mechanisms and physiological 14:15 – 16:15 Nurses’ session 2: significance of the phosphoinositide Chair: D Wright (Bradford) & TBC 3-kinase signalling system Thyroid replacement P Hawkins (Cambridge) C Dayan (Bristol) Disordered phosphoinositide signalling Thyroid case and the basis of tumour formation TBC N Leslie (Dundee) Pregnancy/paediatric/adolescence Insulin: role of PI3 kinase signalling in growth TBC and metabolism – lessons from flies and mice Case presentation M Birnbaum (Philadelphia, USA) TBC PI3 kinase inhibitors: fantasy or reality P Workman (London) 16:15 – 16:45 TEA 09:00 – 11:00 Nurses’ session 1: 16:45 – 16:55 AWARDS CEREMONY Chairs: M Carson (Edinburgh) & TBC 16:55 – 17:30 BRITISH THYROID ASSOCIATION HRT PITT-RIVERS LECTURE H Buckler (Manchester) Chair: J Franklyn (Birmingham) HRT case A 30-year perspective on radioiodine therapy TBC for nontoxic goitre. From non-acceptance to Recent advances in male hypogonadism implementation of rhTSH-augmented therapy F Wu (Manchester) L Hegedüs (Odense, Denmark) Hypogonadism case 17:30 – 18:05 CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY D Wright (Bradford) VISITING PROFESSOR LECTURE 11:00 – 11:25 COFFEE Chair: A Weetman (Sheffield) 11:25 – 11:30 EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF ENDOCRINOLOGY TALk What have we learned about the management E Nieschlag (Münster, Germany) of patients with prolactinomas? M Molitch (Chicago, USA) 11:30 – 12:05 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY EUROPEAN MEDAL LECTURE 18:05 – 19:35 ANDROLOGY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP Chair: J Wass (Oxford) SATELLITE Convened by: H Jones (Barnsley,Sheffield) Early stages of thyroid autoimmunity & F Wu (Manchester) W Wiersinga (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 18:05 – 19:35 NOVO NORDISk SATELLITE SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 5
  7. 7. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2009 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 5: 10:00 – 12:00 Clinical Management Workshop 4: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF CUSHING’S INTERFACES BETWEEN ENDOCRINOLOGY Chair: K Meeran (London) AND INTERNAL MEDICINE Chairs: J Bevan (Aberdeen) & A Grossman (London) A Brooke (London) 07:15 – 08:00 Clinical Expert 6: Amiodarone-associated hyperthyroidism, THE TIRED PATIENT a practical guide to investigation and therapy Chair: S Aylwin (London) A Weetman (Sheffield) J Miell (London) Epilepsy in women – what are the endocrine, metabolic and reproductive 08:15 – 08:50 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY health considerations? MEDAL LECTURE M Morrell (Stanford, USA) Chair: D Ray (Manchester) Iatrogenic adrenal suppression: New genes, new diabetes and diagnosis and management new treatments P Stewart (Birmingham) A Hattersley (Exeter) Hyponatraemia: investigation and management 08:55 – 09:30 CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY C Thompson (Dublin, Ireland) TRUST LECTURE Chair: L Rees (London) 12:00 – 12:45 Clinical Expert 3: Repeat The metabolic consequences of pituitary insufficiency TURNER SYNDROME – HOW TO D Johnston (London) SMOOTH THE TRANSITION BETWEEN PAEDIATRIC AND ADULT CLINIC 09:30 – 10:00 COFFEE Generously supported by Ipsen Ltd Chair: G Conway (London) 10:00 – 12:00 Clinical Management Workshop 3: M Davies (London) ENDOCRINE CONSEQUENCES OF CANCER TREATMENT 12:00 – 12:45 Clinical Expert 4: Repeat Chairs: R Ross (Sheffield) & VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, H Spoudeas (London) DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT Survivorship following cancer Chair: P Selby (Manchester) – an overview Z Mughal (Manchester) M Hawkins (Birmingham) Gonadal function and fertility potential 12:45 – 13:30 Clinical Expert 5: Repeat R Anderson (Edinburgh) DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF CUSHING’S Pituitary and thyroid dysfunction, Chair: K Meeran (London) who gets it, when to test and where? A Grossman (London) H Gleeson (Manchester) 12:45 – 13:30 Clinical Expert 6: Repeat Survivorship and models of care for the endocrinologist THE TIRED PATIENT A Toogood (Birmingham) Chair: S Aylwin (London) J Miell (London) 6 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009
  8. 8. SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: The Programme Committee reserves the right 15 NOVEMBER 2008 of final decision regarding acceptance of abstracts and the form of presentation. Notification of Please submit your abstract online at: acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors in January 2009. Detailed instructions concerning sfebes2009/abstracts.html oral presentations and poster sessions will be All abstracts should be sent as soon as possible mailed to qualifying authors with notification to arrive no later than 15 November 2008. of acceptance. Any abstracts received after this date will not Please note, abstracts that are accepted as be considered. poster presentations will need to be displayed The abstract must be no longer than 300 words on 2x1 metre LANDSCAPE poster boards. (including numbers and symbols). A category must All abstracts must be submitted online. be selected for your abstract. Please select one Full details can be found at the web address below: from the following list and indicate this category clearly on your submission: sfebes2009/abstracts.html Bone Clinical practice/governance and case reports PRIzES FOR YOUNG ENDOCRINOLOGISTS* Cytokines and growth factors A number of prizes will be available for Young Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular Endocrinologists* who submit a high-scoring Endocrine tumours and neoplasia accepted abstract. There will be prizes for Growth and development the two highest scoring oral communication Neuroendocrinology and behaviour presentations and the two overall highest Pituitary scoring poster presentations. Also available Reproduction will be up to two prizes for poster presentations Steroids in each submitted category. Thyroid *Not yet achieved a PhD/less than 6 years post doc/not yet Accepted abstracts will be published in Endocrine completed medical training Abstracts, both in print and on the web, and are accepted on the understanding that the work CLINICAL CASE POSTERS has not been published or presented elsewhere Posters in the ‘Clinical practice/governance and in substantially the same form. Submission of case reports’ category will be reviewed by a panel an abstract assumes approval in advance of of established endocrinologists in order to provide the meeting in both the web and print versions constructive feedback to authors. Those of high of Endocrine Abstracts. Copyright of accepted quality will be endorsed by the panel. abstracts will automatically be assigned to BioScientifica Ltd – submission indicates your agreement to this. Abstracts are also accepted on the understanding that they will be presented at the meeting either as a poster or as an oral presentation. Any author failing to present an accepted abstract at this meeting will automatically be excluded from submitting any future abstracts. SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 7
  9. 9. THE EXPERT’S VIEW & REGISTRATION THE EXPERT’S VIEW There is no deadline for the receipt of registration Invitation for Clinical Cases forms, but please note that a surcharge will be Delegates attending the Society for Endocrinology made for registrations received after Monday 19 BES 2009 in Harrogate are invited to submit January 2009. No refunds will be made after this clinical cases for discussion in the ‘Clinical Expert’ date – refund requests received before will be sessions. Three interesting or controversial cases subject to an administrative charge of £15. will be selected for each of the topics, which are Registration fees for participants include access as follows: to all sessions, tea and coffee, lunches on Monday, Tuesday 17 March Tuesday and Wednesday, access to the commercial Thyroid eye disease (clinical evaluation exhibition and Welcome Reception, programme and and classification – EUGOGO) abstract books. P Perros (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Reduced registration fees are available for Delayed puberty members of the Society for Endocrinology. J Kirk (Birmingham) If you are not a member of the Society for Endocrinology and would like to apply please Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 March go to: Turner Syndrome – how to smooth the transition between paediatric and adult clinic You may register at the members’ rate if we M Davies (London) receive an application to join from you at the same time. Vitamin D deficiency, diagnosis and management Z Mughal (Manchester) Members of the Society for Endocrinology £270 (£310 after 19 January 2009) Thursday 19 March Differential diagnosis of Cushing’s Non-members of the Society for Endocrinology A Grossman (London) £350 (£390 after 19 January 2009) The tired patient Concessionaries* J Miell (London) £160 (£200 after 19 January 2009) *Non-clinically qualified research students, postdoctoral fellows The authors of the selected cases will be asked and nurses who have no access to funding. to present their case for 5 minutes, after which the expert will comment and open the discussion. Please note: day delegate rates are not may The case should not be rare or exotic but, rather, sometimes be made. There will be a limited should focus on practical aspects of research, number of these places available, if you wish clinical diagnosis and/or management. Please to be considered please email your request note cases selected will also be required to be to presented in the repeat sessions. Online registration is available at: The synopsis of your case should be sent in a Word document, as an attachment to an email to: sfebes2009/registration.aspx Your synopsis Early bird deadline: 19 January 2009 should be no more than 300 words. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT: 23 January 2009 FREE REGISTRATIONS Senior and Honorary Members REGISTRATION All Senior and Honorary Members of the Society Please register online at: for Endocrinology are entitled to free registration meetings/2009/sfebes2009/registration.aspx. at this meeting. A confirmation of receipt will be sent via Free Places! email upon registration and a detailed booking The Society is pleased to announce a limited confirmation will be sent by post. Registration for number of free places for trainee scientists, social events must be booked in advance at the clinicians and nurses. Successful applicants will time of registration in order to secure a place. receive a complimentary meeting package, which 8 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009
  10. 10. GENERAL INFORMATION includes registration fees, accommodation for the Book early to ensure the hotel of your choice. duration of the meeting, and reimbursement of Please contact Reservation Highway direct for economy-class travel expenses upon submission any other accommodation queries. of receipts after the event. Successful applicants will each receive a prize certificate. A fantastic Tel: +44 (0)1423 525577 Fax: +44 (0)1423 525599 package worth up to a maximum of £750! Email: Applications will only be accepted from Full PROGRAMME BOOkS / Ordinary Members of the Society on behalf of promising young trainees who have not Programme books can be collected upon yet chosen their specialty. In order to apply, registration at the meeting. please complete the application form available at: ABSTRACT BOOkS Please note, there are a limited number of free Abstracts from the meeting will be published in places available, and will be awarded on a first the journal Endocrine Abstracts, which will be in come first served basis. Current members of the the conference wallets distributed at the meeting. Society are not eligible for this prize, as they are The journal is available to those not registering deemed to have already chosen endocrinology for the meeting at a cost of £35 plus postage. as their specialty. However, members may apply Abstracts will also be displayed electronically for a conference grant, please see details at: before the meeting on the conference website. Applications will be welcome from 3 November CPD APPROVAL 2008, with a strict deadline of 1 December 2008. This event has been approved by the Royal Applications received before the opening date will College of Physicians for 23 external credits, not be accepted. activity code 42366. Please submit applications to: TRAVEL GRANTS In addition to any travel grants offered by CATERING other societies, funding for travel is available Complimentary tea and coffee will be available from the Society for Endocrinology/Clinical during scheduled breaks throughout the meeting. Endocrinology Trust for members of the Society Lunch is included in the cost of registration for for Endocrinology. The deadline for receipt of Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March completed forms is 15 December 2008. 2009. Delegates are requested to indicate any Full details and application forms are available special dietary requirements in advance using at: or from the online registration form. the Society for Endocrinology, 22 Apex Court, Woodlands, Bradley Stoke, Bristol BS32 4JT, UK ACCOMMODATION (Tel: +44 (0) 1454 642200; Fax: +44 (0) 1454 There is a wide variety of accommodation in 642205; Email: Harrogate, ranging from comfortable budget- conscious options through to luxury hotels. COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION The conference headquarters hotel is the Majestic. The exhibition will be open from Monday 16 A full list of accommodation is available online. March through to Thursday 19 March. Delegates Please book your accommodation through will have the opportunity to meet representatives Reservation Highway online at: from a number of publishers and pharmaceutical, diagnostic and equipment companies at their sfebes2009/accommodation.html stands to discuss new developments and receive up-to-date product information. SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 9
  11. 11. GENERAL INFORMATION & AWARDS YOUNG ENDOCRINOLOGISTS* The winning abstract author will be required Prizes to present their work at the AMEND AGM. This A number of prizes will be available for Young will be held on Saturday 9 May 2009 in Exeter. Endocrinologists. Prizes will be awarded to the Travel expenses will be reimbursed by AMEND two top-scoring oral communications and two top- in accordance with the AMEND expenses policy. scoring poster presentations, one basic science Clinical Case Posters and the other clinical. Prizes will also be awarded Posters in the ‘Clinical practice/governance and by category of submission. There will be up to two case reports’ category will be reviewed by a panel prizes for poster presentations in each category. of established endocrinologists in order to provide If you would like to be considered for these prizes constructive feedback to authors. Those of high please tick the Young Endocrinologist box on the quality will be endorsed by the panel. abstract submission form. Quiz Evening NURSES’ POSTER SESSION Join your fellow trainees and established All posters displayed at the meeting where one of endocrinologists on Monday 16 March for an the authors is a nurse will be displayed in a separate evening of fun and trivia. A light-hearted evening, session on Wednesday 18 March at 16:15 – 16:45. where you can enjoy a drink and test your general Please indicate that it is a Nurse submission when knowledge. A great way to socialise and wind uploading your abstract. Further details will be sent down from the day’s activities. upon acceptance of your abstract. *Not yet achieved a PhD/less than 6 years post doc/not yet AWARDS completed medical training If you would like to be considered for the awards listed below, please indicate your interest on the online abstract submission form at: abstracts.html British Thyroid Association Award The British Thyroid Association will offer an award to a young researcher who submits a high-scoring abstract in the ‘Thyroid’ category, where the first author is under the age of 35. Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND) Young Investigators’ Award This award is run in association with the Society for Endocrinology. The first author of the highest scoring abstract in the ‘Endocrine tumours and neoplasia’ category will receive a £300 honorarium, certificate and medal. Criteria for eligibility is as follows: • Applicants must be 35 years of age or less • Must be studying for a higher degree, e.g. PhD/MD or within three years of completing a higher degree • Must be a UK citizen or the research must have primarily taken place in the UK • Abstracts must be on the subject of the combined or individual conditions associated with MEN1, MEN2a, MEN2b or FMTC 10 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009
  12. 12. GENERAL INFORMATION & SOCIAL PROGRAMME DEADLINES SOCIAL PROGRAMME Submission of abstracts: Monday 16 March Saturday 15 November 2008 Welcome Reception Free trainee applications: 19:00, Majestic Hotel Monday 1 December 2008 Join your fellow conference attendees for drinks and canapés in the North/South Lounge at the Society for Endocrinology/Clinical Majestic Hotel. A great introduction to the meeting Endocrinology Trust travel grant applications: and Harrogate town. Monday 15 December 2008 Young Endocrinologists’* Quiz Night Registration cancellations: 19:45, Harrogate International Centre Monday 19 January 2009 Join your fellow Young Endocrinologists* for an The Expert’s view call for clinical cases: evening of fun and trivia. A light-hearted evening Friday 23 January 2009 where you can enjoy a drink and test your general knowledge. A great way to socialise and wind THE TOWN down from the day’s activities. Harrogate is a pleasant spa town to the south-east *Not yet achieved a PhD/less than 6 years post doc/not yet of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops, completed medical training flower shows, Turkish baths and antique shops. Tuesday 17 March The town is also famous for its associations with Conference dinner the great English crime novelist Agatha Christie, 19.30, The Majestic Hotel who disappeared here for a few days in the 1930s! Tickets £25.00 A great way to socialise and network in relaxed THE CONFERENCE VENUE surroundings. Help yourself to an array of hot and Within walking distance of the town centre, cold food followed by a little dancing for those who the Harrogate International Centre is a versatile desire. A bar will be available, a great opportunity conference and exhibition space and is the second to let your hair down and mingle with your friends largest venue outside London. The conference and peers. auditorium seats 2000 and has many breakout rooms and exhibition areas. TRANSPORT LINkS TO HARROGATE By train: Mainline services are to Leeds and York, then regional railways to Harrogate. The Conference Centre is 10–15 minute walk from the station. A taxi fare is approximately £4.00. By car: From London: M1 and then A1 (M), exit at Wetherby. Harrogate is 9 miles from this exit. From the North: A1, exit at Wetherby or Knares- borough. Harrogate is 8 miles from this exit. From the East: M621 and A1 (M), exit at Wetherby. From the West: M56, M62 and A1 (M), exit at Wetherby. By air: Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 20 minute drive from Harrogate. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is a 75 minute drive. SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2009 11
  13. 13. MAP OF HARROGATE 1 OAKDALE Jenny Field Drive GOLF COURSE Hollins Rd A61 to Ripon & A1(M) North Grove Road d ive oa Coppice Dr Ripon Road Kings R Fra 23 nk Road lin Sk Kent Stu ipt Mt nue dle on ield Ave N Car Park Springf yR ad Ro 15 19 4 17 Ro a d Road d Duchy Rd n nue 3 Alex andra a go Ave One Way Traffic 2 Dr Dragon ad Clarence 21 Ro 25 n ade kli ad 20 Par Disabled Toilets ad an ad gon tree t Ro o Fr Road 8 s Ro Dra nR York King nd S ro rela Cla Reg Swa 26 tmo Ch 33 Wes Toilets e e Che lte nt P 13 esent Road 5 ltenh nh am M am t Pedestrian Area arad Cornwall Road Cr Pa 14 ra d Par ade Parliament Street e 16 32 7 e Harcourt Road 28 East Oxford Street Park View Driv e Mo nt 6 31 pe Cambridge Street lley Esp llie Va 30 lana de r 9 Woodside 27 Jam Harcourt Drive Station Parade es S 22 de tree t 10 34 ara lk A59 to Wa 11 Knaresborough Park P rys & A1(M) South ad 12 Ro Ma Albert Street 18 th St oad ugh R Ba North Park Road Raglan Street sboro West Park ld 29 Knare Co Victoria Avenue 24 Harrogate d d District Roa Roa Hospital rk toria Pa eet lace ter r Str P as Vic Towe York nc ve Oatlands Drive La We Beech Gro th erb yR 0 A604 oad 2 A6 B616 Road 61 Otley A1(M) South Harlow Carr A61 to Leeds Botanical Gardens & M1 South 1. The Hydra Swimming/ 12. Police Station 24. Cedar Court Hotel Leisure Centre 13. Mercer Art Gallery 25. Grants Hotel 2. Royal Hall 14. Royal Pump Room Museum 26. Studley Hotel 3. Exhibition Centre 15. Cairn Hotel 27. White Hart Hotel 4. Conference Centre 16. Crown Hotel 28. Sun Pavilion 5. Tourist Information Centre 17. Holiday Inn 29. Public Library 6. Post Office 18. Hotel du Vin 30. Cenotaph 7. Harrogate Theatre 19. Majestic Hotel 31. Bus Station 8. Council Offices 20. St. George Swallow Hotel 32. Turkish Baths 9. Victoria Shopping Centre 21. Old Swan Hotel 33. Coach Park 10. Rail Station 22. The Yorkshire 34. Harrogate Registrar Office 11. Odeon Cinema 23. Kimberley Hotel 12 SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY BES 2008