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SfE BES is the most valuable opportunity for early career endocrinologists




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Why is the programme valuable for early career endocrinologists?


The Early Career Symposium will to further your skillset and help you advance your career.

This year's title is: 'Engaging with the public - Why stepping out of the ivory tower widens more than just your world

Session talks include:

  • How your Society can help you engage the public – Maralyn Druce (Chair of Public Engagement Committee)

  • Making the best of what you’re given and public engagement grants – Speaker TBC

  • How to reach out across social media – Helen Simpson

  • Meaningful engagement with patients: the importance of recognising common humanity in patients is key to improving relationships’ – Speaker TBC

  • Endocrinology in the public eye – Giles Yeo 

The focus of this symposia is how to engage with the public around topics in endocrinology. You'll learn why you should do it, how best to do it and how the Society can support this.

The Society's Public Engagement Grant is available to support the organisation and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children and/or the general public.

Our Symposia bring you closer to internationally recognised experts in endocrinology, who are leading the way within your specialty. Covering advances in clinical practice, the latest research and new techniques, these sessions provide you with an crucial updates in your specialty. By attending you'll gain a deeper understanding of endocrinology unrivalled elsewhere in the UK.
These sessions bring you closer to leading experts in their specialty. Covering important aspects of clinical endocrinology, you stand to learn from the challenges faced by others, and the appropriate solutions to common problems. These talks are highly informative, allowing for questions and answers, leaving you ready to return to your clinic confident in approaching new challenges.
These talks are led by clinicians and nurses with a focus on one key clinical method or group of therapies. By attending you will gain insight into new or innovative procedures leading to better clinical outcomes for your patients.
The new innovation sessions in 2019 provide all attendees of SfE BES 2019, opportunities for learning not discussed anywhere else. The clinical innovation session and industry innovations, in particular, are especially valuable to all early career endocrinologists. These sessions raise discussions around new therapeutics and procedures in endocrinology, as well as highlighting new opportunities for funding that the pharmaceutical industry are spearheading themselves These new sessions will immerse you in deeper discussions with fellow clinicians and nurses from across the UK, providing you with unique insights and knowledge that your peers can provide.
The Endocrine Network sessions on Wednesday offer a chance for clinicians, nurses and researchers of one specialty to come together for a dedicated symposium. This session provides expert discussions around your chosen specialty and updates to research and clinical practice. By attending you'll further your understanding while meeting peers in your specialism.

Networking opportunities

Along with the varied programme, the conference will give you ample opportunity to network with other early career attendees and senior clinicians, nurses and scientists. Monday, the networking day for Early Career attendees, includes two fun and engaging sessions:

Join your peers and the Early Careers Steering Group for an informal networking session on Monday 11 November. Taking place at the networking lounge in the center of the Exhibition Hall, this is your opportunity to make new friends and meet peers from across the country. This is an incredibly popular session at SfE BES so make sure you don’t miss out.
Our early careers curry and quiz on Monday night is always a popular event. It's free to attend and gives you the chance to network with your peers and new faces in a fun and informal setting. Teams are captained by established endocrinologists offering you the opportunity to build relationships with leading figures. The quiz is especially beneficial when you are travelling alone, or are a first-time attendee, as there is always somebody to chat to.


Early Career Steering Group

The Early Career Steering Group act as the voice for early career endocrinologists and help to organise education sessions for you at SfE BES 2019. You can join them and other early-career attendees at the lunchtime networking session in the SfE BES networking lounge on Monday 11 November.

Hear which sessions the committee members are most looking forward to at SfE BES 2019.

Kate Lines - Early Career Steering Group - Chair - Oxford


Kate Lines (Chair) - Oxford 

"I am looking forward to the new sessions being included in the SfE BES programme this year. I am particularly looking forward to the Basic Skills session that will cover scientific techniques."

Rowan Hardy  

Rowan Hardy - Birmingham

"I’m very much looking forward to Professor Walker’s talk on cortisol regulation in cardiometabolic disease (11 November: 14:00 - 14:30). He has led fascinating work into the roles and regulation of cortisol in the pathophysiology of cardiometabolic disease and his findings will likely impact other areas of increased cardiovascular risk, such as chronic inflammatory diseases."




Yasir Elhassan - Birmingham

"I am looking forward to Professor Constantine Stratakis’s Dale Medal lecture. His research has significant clinical implications having identified and characterised several genetic adrenal and pituitary conditions encountered in our daily endocrine practice. It will be interesting to see his latest work. He also writes poetry and has published poems - I wouldn’t mind a taste of that either in his talk!"


Shazia Hussain 

"It’s difficult for me to pick one aspect of the 2019 BES Conference that I’m looking forward to because there’s always so much for me as an early career trainee to learn. That said, I’m particularly excited about the ‘Meet the Expert’, ‘Clinical Management Workshops’ and the ‘How do I…’ sessions. I’m also especially keen to hear Dr Carla Moran’s talk on thyroid disease after immune reconstitution as she has a wealth of experience in thyroid disease and I’m guaranteed to leave the talk with multiple learning points that I can apply to my clinical practice."




Kerri Devine

"I'm interested to see the changes at BES this year - particularly the focus on network development and specialism. And of course, as a junior clinician the "How Do I" sessions are always enormously helpful."




Jessica Piasecki

"Whilst unfortunately I cannot attend the Annual conference this year I am particularly interested in hearing about the session on ‘advances in understanding skeletal disease’. I have been involved in bone research for a number of years now but only ever using healthy participants. I would like to understand the further implications of bone disease and how interventions such as exercise could possibly link in with these areas to help alleviate symptoms and disease progression."


Grants and Awards

 The Society has multiple Grants and Awards aimed at enriching and rewarding exceptional work of Early Career endocrinologists. In doing so we ensure that leading voices in our community get the recognition they deserve at such an early point in their careers.

The Society's Travel Grant enabled those with limits to budgets to attend endocrinology meetings that they have submitted an abstract to.

It's an important grant in supporting early careers in being able to present their research while raising their profile in our connected community.

The grant deadline for SfE BES 2019 has now passed but make sure to submit an application for a grant next year.

You can learn more about the grant here


Early Career Prize Lectures and Plenary Orals

Taking place at 09:35 on Tuesday, this session hosts the presentation of both the Translational and Basic Science Early Career Prize Lectures. 

These awards are given to Early Career members whose work in the past year has been recognised for leading the way in endocrine research within their respective discipline.

As well as these awards, the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Best Clinical and Basic Science Abstract will also provide you with the perfect opportunity to see the most influential endocrine research presented at the conference.


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