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Strands and Convenors

The national curriculum in endocrinology and diabetes issued by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board is divided into eight strands covered over the three-year cycle of Clinical Update events. 

Professor Will Drake (Programme Coordinator 2016 to 2018) and the Society are grateful to the following senior endocrinologists for agreeing to convene the strands. Each convenor will be joined by up to two leaders in the field who will give a short seminar on a topic before helping to facilitate discussions around the case presentations.



Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary

Professor Will Drake (London)

Disorders of growth, development and transition

Dr Neil Wright (Sheffield)

Disorders of the thyroid gland

Dr Bijay Vaidya (Exeter)

Disorders of the adrenal glands

Dr Mark Sherlock (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Disorders of the gonads

Dr Richard Quinton (Newcastle)

Disorders of parathyroid glands, calcium metabolism and bone

Prof Neil Gittoes (Birmingham)

Disorders appetite and weight

Dr Jeremy Tomlinson (Oxford)

Miscellaneous endocrine and metabolic disorders

Dr Aled Rees (Cardiff)