The Society for Endocrinology’s open-access journal Endocrine Connections has a new Editor-in-Chief: Professor Josef Köhrle. Professor Köhrle is the Scientific Director of the Charité Centre for Therapeutic Research at Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His research focuses on the biosynthesis, transport, uptake, binding, metabolism and action of thyroid hormones and their metabolites.
JOIN A SOCIETY COMMITTEE! DEADLINE 30 JUNE
There are vacancies on Council, the Clinical, Nurse, Programme, Public Engagement and Science Committees, Early Career Steering Group and the Corporate Liaison Board from January 2017. If you would like to stand for election to one of these groups, please complete a nomination form, which can be found on the specific Committee web pages at www.endocrinology.org/about/committee.html. Self nominations are accepted.
Many congratulations to Liz Glenister (third from left) from Hypopara UK, who has been chosen as Britain’s Best Volunteer 2016 in recognition of her work for the charity. After her own experience, Liz founded Hypopara UK 11 years ago, as a place where people with parathyroid conditions could find information and support. On winning the prestigious award, Liz said, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have won, which I see as a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about this rare condition and our small, but far-reaching, charity.’ Well done Liz!
UNDERGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2016
Do you know an outstanding undergraduate who deserves recognition? Apply now for the Society’s Undergraduate Achievement Award, which recognises and promotes excellence in the study of endocrinology. It comprises a grant of £300 per year for 3 years to your department and, upon request, certificates from the Society to the award-winning students. This flexible award may, for instance, recognise a specific endocrine-related piece of work, such as a project or essay, or may be awarded to the top-scoring student for an exam piece.
Applications open on 15 June and close on 13 July 2016. Find out more at www.endocrinology.org/grants.
STUDENT ESSAY PRIZE
Many congratulations to Alastair Macfarlane from King’s College London for winning first prize in the 2016 Student Essay Prize for ‘Homer Simpson: can personalised medicine save TV’s most famous anti-hero? The cartoon glutton and his obesity’.
NEW SOCIETY VIDEO
The Society’s new video tells you more about what we do, who our members are, and our aims in supporting you – our community – in the advancement of endocrinology. You can watch it on the Society’s YouTube channel.
FREE STUDENT PLACES AT SFE BES 2016!
Do you know a student or undifferentiated trainee who would benefit from a free place at SfE BES 2016? Nominate them today for a Society for Endocrinology BES Registration Grant. Applications close on 4 July 2016. Find out more at www.endocrinology.org/grants.
We’re sorry to report the sad news of the death of Dennis Wang. He died peacefully on 3 March 2016 after suffering long-term with Parkinson’s disease. He will be remembered for his important contributions to breast cancer epidemiology (famously called The Guernsey Study) and for his amazing wit and sense of humour. He is survived by two daughters, Liz and Rosie.
7–9 November 2016
SOCIETY SUPPORTED EVENTS
14 July 2016
REGIONAL CLINICAL CASES MEETING
15–16 September 2016
HORMONE DEPENDENT CANCERS: NEW THERAPIES AND MECHANISMS OF RESISTANCE
18–21 September 2016
12TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON RESISTANCE TO THYROID HORMONE
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
GRANT AND PRIZE DEADLINE
15 JUNE 2016
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3 MAY–4 JULY 2016
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27 NOVEMBER 2016
27 NOVEMBER 2016EQUIPMENT GRANTS