We wish all our readers a very merry Christmas and happy new year
WELCOMING YOUR NEW PRESIDENT
Professor Raj Thakker took over as President of the Society at the AGM during the Society for Endocrinology BES conference 2019. Raj is the May Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford and a former Endocrine Network convenor for the Society. We look forward to learning about his plans and aspirations for the Society, which you will be able to read about in the next issue.
WITH GRATEFUL THANKS
Our thanks are due to Graham Williams (London) for all his hard work and dedication as Society President from 2016 to 2019. Among his main priorities as President were to ensure that the Society caters for every member and is prepared for the future. This led to the introduction of the Leadership and Development Awards Programme, to support and develop upcoming leaders. This exciting initiative will shape the Society for many years to come.
We also thank our retiring Council members, Ruth Andrew (Edinburgh), Mark Gurnell (Cambridge) and Martin Hewison (Birmingham), for their contributions and input to the Society.
We welcome new Council members Shareen Forbes (Edinburgh), Marie Freel (Glasgow) and Tara Kearney (Manchester), as well as all our new committee chairs and members who will start their roles in January 2020.
SHARE AND ENHANCE YOUR CLINICAL EXPERTISE
National Clinical Cases 2020 is taking place on Thursday 12 March at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. It will showcase ten oral communications from the highest-scoring submitted cases, and provide an ideal forum for trainees to present clinical cases to peers and established endocrinologists. Find out more and register at www.endocrinology.org/events/clinical-cases/national-clinical-cases-2020.
HELP IMPROVE MEDIA REPORTING
Become a Society Media Ambassador and share your expertise to help improve science and health reporting in the media. Media Ambassadors work alongside the Society’s Press Office to provide accurate and responsible media reporting of endocrinology-related topics. Find out more in our free guide at www.endocrinology.org/outreach/public-engagement/opportunities/engaging-with-the-media.
DON’T MISS THE SOCIETY’S LATEST BLOG POSTS
Visit The Endocrine Post at www.endocrinologyblog.org for interviews with leading endocrinologists, who presented at SfE BES 2019.
SOCIETY JOURNAL UPDATE
Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology are pleased to announce that Professor Martin Haluzík (Prague, Czech Republic) will be joining Colin Farquharson (Edinburgh) as the journals’ latest co-Editor-in-Chief at the start of 2020.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to Sof Andrikopoulos (Melbourne, Australia) as he ends his term of office. Dr Andrikopoulos has done fantastic work for both journals over the years and we wish him all the best in the future.
ATTRACT THE BEST TALENT
We can highlight your job vacancies to members, and help you attract the best candidates from the endocrine community. Email your job adverts to firstname.lastname@example.org and view current vacancies at www.endocrinology.org/careers/jobs.
We are sorry to announce the death of Nurse Member, Nikki (Veronica) Kieffer.
Nikki was a key part of the Society in so many ways. She had been Chair of the Nurse Committee, led the development and publication of the Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing, championed the creation of the Society for Endocrinology–Oxford Brookes Masters-level module in Endocrine Nursing and was the inaugural winner of our Endocrine Nurse Award. A full obituary will appear in the next issue of The Endocrinologist.