It has never been more important for us to connect to our community. We hope to be able to see each other in person in Harrogate, but we are currently exploring virtual alternatives, to enable us to bring you the latest in endocrinology, in the safest possible way. We hope to come together, in some form, to share the latest developments in endocrinology and learn from our experiences over the last year. We have created a programme which bridges the gap between research and clinical practice, whilst providing an update on current best practice and cutting-edge science.
‘WHAT IS NEW?’ SESSION
Start the Conference off with a review of the latest developments in clinical and basic endocrine research. This session will give you a valuable update on cutting-edge science, providing a useful context for the next three days.
PLENARIES AND MEDAL LECTURES
Hear from world-leading researchers as they discuss their work and how it has transformed our understanding of endocrinology.
Our symposia cover the whole spectrum of endocrinology and this year include lifestyle and metabolic disease, nuclear and G-protein receptor physiology, NET immunotherapy, and cutting-edge single cell transcriptomics.
ENDOCRINE NETWORK SESSIONS
2020 will see the return of the Endocrine Network sessions. These interactive sessions will give you the chance to discuss the recent developments in your subspecialty.
Attend an Endocrine Network session to interact with your colleagues, build collaborations and start new projects.
There will be one session for each of the Society’s Endocrine Networks:
- Adrenal and Cardiovascular
- Bone and Calcium
- Endocrine Consequences of Living with and Beyond Cancer
- Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes
- Metabolic and Obesity
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology
BASIC PHYSIOLOGY WORKSHOP
Learn about the latest research techniques and model systems. Hear from pioneering scientists as they explain how to use these new tools to further your research.
BASIC SKILLS SESSION
Expand your skill set outside the laboratory with our Basic Skills session. This year’s session focuses on writing successful funding applications and effectively managing teaching commitments.
MEET THE EXPERT SESSIONS
Learn from experts working in endocrine clinics every day as they explain the solutions to both common and complex problems. These highly informative sessions also include a question and answer section, meaning you can get the specific advice you need. Meet the experts and return to your clinic with the knowledge to face new challenges.
‘HOW DO I?’ SESSIONS
These talks are on focused clinical problems. ‘How Do I?’ sessions help you to investigate and manage challenging endocrine cases, providing you with the information you need to better care for your patients.
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
This year focusing specifically on pituitary disease and reproductive health, these workshops offer solutions to clinical challenges and help to widen your perspective on disease. Join these sessions to enhance your knowledge and further your understanding of our field.
These sessions are chaired and led by nurses and focus on a specific theme or topic using case presentations. These sessions feature experts in the field and are designed to give you the knowledge you need to improve patient outcomes. We have designed the programme to avoid clashes with other valuable clinical content such as How do I? sessions, Meet the Expert sessions and Clinical Workshops.
THE NURSES’ LOUNGE
The Nurses’ Lounge offers a nurse-only space where you can network with colleagues from across the UK. Members of the Society’s Nurse Committee will be on hand during breaks on Tuesday to introduce you to our endocrine nursing community. Whether you are joining us for the first time or looking to reconnect with old friends, you are welcome to join us.
FOR EARLY CAREER ENDOCRINOLOGISTS
THE EARLY CAREER SESSION
Attend the Early Career session for guidance and advice on how to advance your career in endocrinology. Together we will explore the options available to you, whether you are interested in research, teaching, leadership roles or clinical practice.
THE EARLY CAREER LOUNGE
Located at the heart of the exhibition, the Lounge is a friendly and open space where you can meet with your peers. Members of the Early Career Steering Group will be available during breaks on Monday to help you connect with colleagues; this makes the Lounge especially useful if you are travelling on your own or are attending for the first time.
EARLY CAREER CURRY AND QUIZ
Don’t forget to sign up for our famous Curry and Quiz. This event gives you a chance get to know your colleagues in a fun, informal setting. Each team is captained by a senior endocrinologist, giving you the chance to get acquainted with leading figures. The quiz is great for first-time attendees as there is always somebody to chat to. This free event is very popular and places are limited, so don’t forget to add the quiz to your booking whilst registering.
MAKE CONNECTIONS WHICH WILL FURTHER YOUR CAREER
No other UK meeting gives you as many opportunities to connect with endocrinologists who share your research interests. SfE BES brings together the endocrine community in an open and friendly forum where the latest developments in the field can inform and inspire your work.
“In the early years of my SfE BES attendances, I was privileged to be granted a wealth of opportunities to meet colleagues from across the country with similar research interests to me. The networking led to collaborations which would not have readily materialised without this forum. The fact that the meeting is relatively small compared to some other specialty meetings definitely creates a friendlier environment and facilitates collaboration and partnership. Attending SfE BES for me is like coming home, it has given me such pleasure over the years and I leave each meeting with a wealth of new knowledge and experiences, and a warm glow!"
Dr Annice Mukherjee, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust & University of Manchester
“Being at the conference gave me the chance to meet and set up a partnership with Bijay Vaidya, which improved my data and led to a good paper. This paper improved by this collaboration was key to me getting an MRC Fellowship to study for an MSc in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This led to further papers and a Young Investigator Award at SfE BES 2 years later. Looking forward to where SfE BES leads me next!"
Dr Peter Taylor, Cardiff University
REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION ARE NOW OPEN!
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 24 August 2020 (11:59pm BST)
TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday 16 September 2020 (11:59pm BST)
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday 15 October 2020 (11:59pm BST)
Visit www.endocrinology.org/sfebes2020 to learn more