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Issue 146 Winter 2022

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This event was funded by a Society meeting support grant.

The starting point was a shared vision of the need for a space for young clinicians and researchers to exhibit their work in research, clinical experience and other aspects of healthcare, among their contemporaries. From this idea was borne the Early Physicians and Investigators Conference (EPIC), which took place on 16–17 July 2022 in Birmingham. As the Local Organising Committee, we are proud to say that we may have even over-achieved, compared with our expectations when we first embarked on this project!

Supported by a Society for Endocrinology Meeting Support Grant and an Endocrine Ambassador Meeting Grant, this was a two-day event featuring young speakers who ranged from medical students to early career researchers and non-clinical personnel involved in research and development.

With talks on subjects as diverse as adrenal disease management at a molecular level, health economics and neural steroids, it was heartening to see the new generation of researchers showcasing their wares and inspiring others to do the same.

Participants at the EPIC 2022 meeting.

Participants at the EPIC 2022 meeting.

This was also an ideal environment for networking, as evidenced by the presence of members of the Society’s Early Career Committee, researchers involved in higher level management of prestigious research establishments and participants from industry.

Feedback from the attendees was positive, with many appreciating the opportunity to present in a relaxed setting. Presentations were scored by moderators in addition to an audience poll. The combined results were used to decided who should receive the award for best presentation. The winner was Manoj Upadhya (Birmingham), who received free registration for the Society for Endocrinology BES conference 2022 in Harrogate.

We hope that EPIC 2022 will be the first of many to come, and that the next meeting will be on a bigger scale with even greater participation. We believe it has the potential to become part of the calendar of essential meetings for future doctors in training and early cwlinical researchers.

Punith Kempegowda, Mark Turner, Aliya Dalila Ruslan, Muna Guma, Kalyani Nagarajah, Venkatram Subramanian, Kagabo Hirwa, Kerri Devine (now Kerri Chandler), Ashmethaa Ashokkumar, Maria L Price, Jessica Yau and Rajeev Ravi
EPIC Local Organising Committee


Funds of up to £10,000 are available to help Society members organise events. Learn more about our Meeting Support Grants and find the next application deadline. 

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