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Issue 124 Summer 2017

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The Society's Jubilee Medal

The Society's Jubilee Medal

CALL FOR MEDAL NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON

Recognising excellence in endocrinology: nominations for recipients of the Society’s seven medals must be submitted by 16 June.

Full details and the nomination forms can be found in the Grants & Awards section of our website.

 

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Don’t forget! Vacancies are arising at the end of the year on the following Society committees:

  • Clinical
  • Nurse
  • Programme
  • Public Engagement Science
  • Early Career Steering Group
  • Corporate Liaison Board

Send your nomination forms to the Society office by 30 June. Full details and forms can be found on our website.

 

NEW ENDOCRINE NETWORK CONVENORS NEEDED

We are seeking applications for new convenors for two of our Endocrine Networks. Duncan Bassett is stepping down as Clinical Convenor of the Bone and Calcium Network, and Eleanor Davies is finishing her role as the Science Convenor for the Adrenal and Cardiovascular Network. We thank them both for their contributions to our work.

Nominations from Network members are sought for both posts. The roles will commence in November 2017, for a period of 4 years. The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2017. Find out more on our website.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Stafford Lightman (left) and Krishna Chatterjee (right)

Stafford Lightman (left) and Krishna Chatterjee (right)

We congratulate Society members Stafford Lightman (Bristol) and Krishna Chatterjee (Cambridge), who have recently been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for their outstanding contributions to science. Professor Lightman was elected for his work on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which has fundamentally changed our understanding of 24-hour body clock control. Professor Chatterjee was recognised for his discoveries of genetic disorders of thyroid gland formation, regulation of hormone synthesis and hormone action, which have advanced our knowledge of thyroid function.

We also congratulate Society members Jason Carroll (Cambridge) and Brian Walker (Edinburgh), who have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, in recognition of their contributions to biomedical and health research, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society.

 

WITH REGRET

Society member Stephen Jeffcoate, former Professor of Biochemical Endocrinology at Chelsea Hospital for Women, London (1975–1986), and Head of the Endocrinology Division of the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms (1986–1993), died unexpectedly on the Isle of Man on 31 March 2017 at the age of 77. A full obituary will follow in our next issue.

 

FOND FAREWELL

Debbie Willis

Debbie Willis

The Society has bid a fond farewell to Debbie Willis of our Professional Affairs Team.

Debbie began work with the Society in 2002 on a freelance basis. She joined the staff in 2009, initially as Professional Affairs Officer, before progressing to Policy and Professional Affairs Manager. As many of you will know, she has made a huge contribution to our work, in particular through her work with our Clinical Committee, and leading our research and audit projects and policy work.

Debbie left in March to take up a new position with the Medical Research Council as Board Manager. We wish her all the best.

 

SOCIETY CALENDAR

6–8 November 2017

SfE BES CONFERENCE

Harrogate

 

12 March 2018

SfE NATIONAL CLINICAL CASES MEETING

London

 

16–18 April 2018

CLINICAL UPDATE

Birmingham

 

16–17 April 2018

ENDOCRINE NURSE UPDATE

Birmingham

 

16–18 April 2018

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Birmingham

 

SOCIETY SUPPORTED EVENTS

27 August–1 September 2017

NUCLEAR RECEPTORS & EPIGENETIC CHANGES IN DISEASE & AGEING

Spetses, Greece

 

29 August–2 September 2017

22ND WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE SURGERY OF OBESITY & METABOLIC DISORDERS

London

 

SfE GRANT & PRIZE DEADLINES

15 June 2017

REGIONAL CLINICAL CASES MEETING GRANTS

 

16 June 2017

MEDAL NOMINATIONS

 

16 June 2017

ENDOCRINE NURSE AWARD

 

14 June–12 July 2017

UNDERGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

 

31 July 2017

SfE BES REGISTRATION GRANTS

 

15 August 2017

TRAVEL GRANTS

 

30 September 2017

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

 

31 October 2017

PRACTICAL SKILLS GRANTS

 

27 November 2017

EARLY CAREER GRANTS

 

27 November 2017

EQUIPMENT GRANTS

 




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