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Issue 151 Spring 2024

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We’re moving the Society for Endocrinology BES conference back to spring in 2025, which means the event is taking a break this year. This has opened up an exciting opportunity to run a joint meeting with the Irish Endocrine Society in 2024!

Historically, the SfE BES conference always took place in the early part of each year. However, when ENDO began to run every March, we rescheduled SfE BES, so that our members could more easily attend both meetings. Since 2015, our annual conference has taken place every November, rotating the around the country (apart from in 2020, when it took place virtually as a result of the pandemic). We were actually very lucky to be able to run a physical SfE BES conference between lockdowns in Edinburgh in 2021. That turned out to be a very special three days, as members could reconnect with colleagues after a tough 20 months.

However, running the event in November has had added challenges since 2020, with the normal NHS winter pressures now exacerbated by the addition of COVID 19 cases, which rise in the winter months. This has meant that some of our clinical members have not been able to arrange the necessary time away from work to attend.

Additionally, in 2024, we were aware that the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology’s Annual Meeting was moving to November, which would cause challenges for those who wanted to attend both events. This, plus the news that ENDO has decided to move to the June of each year, gave us an opportunity to reclaim our spring slot!

SfE BES 2025 will now take place on 10–12 March 2025 in our spiritual home of Harrogate, at the Harrogate Convention Centre, where we will stay for at least three years. The Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting 2024 will take place over two days in Belfast on 14–15 October 2024, the lack of an SfE BES conference this year providing a perfect opportunity. This meeting will feature a different mixture of content from both societies and will celebrate the best of UK and Irish endocrinology.

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