Society for Endocrinology BES 2012

Prizes and awards

Young Endocrinologists’ prizes*

*Young Endocrinologists: those who have not yet awarded a PhD, are less than 6 years post-doctorate or have not yet been awarded a certificate of completion of training (CCT).

Oral Communications 1: Young Endocrinologists’ Prize Session

The winners of the two highest-scoring oral communication presentations and the eight highly commended in the YE Prize session are:

Top-scoring basic: F Hannan (Oxford) for ‘Structure-function analysis of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) mutations reveal clustering at calcium binding sites of the extracellular bilobed venus flytrap domain’.

Top-scoring clinical: N Schoenmakers (Cambridge) for ‘Growth Retardation and Severe Constipation due to the first human, dominant negative thyroid hormone receptor alpha mutation’.

Highly commended:  J George (Edinburgh) for ‘Functional characterisation and translational clinical applications of kisspeptin-10’.

Highly commended: A Gogakos (London) for ‘Effect of selenium status on the skeleton in post-menopausal women: the OPUS study’

Highly commended:C Moran (Cambridge) for ‘The thyroid hormone receptor-coactivator interface mediates negative feedback regulation of the human pituitary-thyroid axis’.

Highly commended:M Jangani (Macnhester) for ‘Metastasis related methyltransferase 1 (Merm1) /WBSCR22 regulates glucocorticoid receptor (GR) function’.

Highly commended:J Kowalczyk (London) for ‘A homozygous glutathione peroxidase 1 mutation, p. Arg130-Leu133del, in a patient with Familial Glucocorticoid Deficiency’.

Highly commended: S Parajes-Castro (Birmingham) for ‘Progressive adrenal insufficiency and 46,XY DSD caused by two novel mutations in the cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage (<i>CYP11A1</i>) gene’.

Poster presentations

The winners of the three highest-scoring poster presentations that have been judged onsite at SfE BES, and seven highly commended are:

Top-scoring basic: V Smith (Birmingham) for ‘PBF is a novel regulator of the thyroid hormone transporter MCT8’ (presented as poster P334)

Top-scoring basic: E Rog-Zielinska (Edinburgh) for ‘Maturational effects of glucocorticoids on fetal cardiomyocytes are direct and mediated by glucocorticoid receptor’ (presented as poster P136)

Top-scoring clinical: H Asha (Vellore, India) ‘Osteoporosis in healthy South Indian males: the influence of life style factors and vitamin D status’ (presented as poster P13)

Highly commended: F Begum (London) for ‘Sleep apnoea in acromegaly: a meta-analysis’ (presented as poster P253)

Highly commended: J Andrew (Leeds) for ‘Adequacy of Documented Evidence of Education in Glucocorticoid Deficient Patients and Subsequent Nurse-Led Initiatives (presented as poster P158)

Highly commended: C Jagger (Manchester) for ‘Changing the nursing practice regarding the administration of Zoledronic acid’ (presented as poster P161)

Highly commended: C West (London) for ‘Urine steroid profiling for diagnosis of 5α-reductase type 2 deficiency (presented as poster P24)

Highly commended: N Sharma (Birmingham) for ‘PBF interacts with cortactin and thyroglobulin in thyroid cells’ (presented as poster P338)

Highly commended: N Burrows (Manchester) for ‘The PI3K and HIF pathways promote radio-resistance in thyroid-carcinoma’ (presented as poster P339)

Highly commended: G Papacleovoulou (London) for ‘Cholestatic pregnancy has a gender-specific programming effect in mouse adult offspring’ (presented as poster P168)

Postgraduate Essay prize winner

The Society for Endocrinology’s Postgraduate Essay prize winner is M Travers (Oxford).

Clinical Endocrinology Trust prizes

The Clinical Endocrinology Trust is an independent body that utilises profits from the publication of Clinical Endocrinology to support the development of endocrinology and the education of students and specialists. The winners of the Clinical Endocrinology Trust prizes are as follows:

Top-scoring clinical abstract: J George (Edinburgh) for ‘Functional characterisation and translational clinical applications of kisspeptin-10’.
This was presented as OC1.1 in Oral Communications 1: Young Endocrinologists’ Prize Session, on Monday 19 March.

Top-scoring basic science abstract: F Hannan (Oxford) for ‘Structure-function analysis of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) mutations reveal clustering at calcium binding sites of the extracellular bilobed venus flytrap domain’.
This was be presented as OC1.2 in Oral Communications 1: Young Endocrinologists’ Prize Session, on Monday 19 March.

Top-scoring nurse abstract: V Fazal-Sanderson (Oxford) for ‘Outcome of patients with Graves’ Disease after long-term follow-up: data from a nurse-led thyroid clinic’ (presented as poster P157).

Top-scoring abstract in the category ‘Clinical practice/governance and case reports’: L Magee (Manchester) for ‘The relationship between vitamin D and HbA1C in a type 1 diabetic paediatric population’ (presented as poster P38).

British Thyroid Association Award

The British Thyroid Association awards this prize to a young researcher who has submitted a high quality abstract in the ‘Thyroid’ category. This year’s winner is C Moran (Cambridge) for ‘The thyroid hormone receptor-coactivator interface mediates negative feedback regulation of the human pituitary-thyroid axis’.
This was presented OC1.4 in Oral Communications 1: Young Endocrinologists’ Prize Session, on Monday 19 March.

AMEND Young Investigator Award

The Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND) Young Investigator Award is run in association with the Society for Endocrinology and is presented to an author of a high-scoring abstract in the ‘Neoplasia, cancer and late effects’ category. This year’s winner is C Sze (London) for ‘Long term experience of 131I-MIBG therapy in the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours: has it improved survival and what are the long term sequelae?’. This was presented OC5.3 in Oral Communications 5: Growth, tumour and pituitary, on Tuesday 20 March.

Addison’s Disease Self Help Group Award

The Annette Louise Seal Memorial Award is awarded to the nursing abstract which best advances the clinical management of adrenal insufficiency. This year’s winner is J Andrew (Leeds) for ‘Adequacy of Documented Evidence of Education in Glucocorticoid Deficient Patients and Subsequent Nurse-Led Initiative’(presented as poster P158).