Interactive Online Training Course

Manchester Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Course Agenda
Thursday, 7th April 2022
(Day 1: Updates in Endocrinology and Diabetes and interactive short sessions)
18.00 Registration  
18.15 Welcome and introduction Professor Handrean Soran
18.30-19.10 What is new in Endocrinology?
Dr Safwaan Adam
19.15-19.55 Lipid modifying drugs and cardiovascular risk management: what is new?
Professor Handrean Soran
20.00-20.40 New therapies for type 2 diabetes, their place in patient management and related NICE TAs, national and international guidelines.
Dr Naveed Younis
20.45 End of day 1  

Friday, 8th April 2022
(Day 2)
08.30-09.00 Welcome and introduction Professor Handrean Soran
09.00-10.30 Prolactinoma, prolactin, growth hormone disorders. Transitional endocrinology, delayed and precocious puberty. Professor Stephen Shalet
5 minute comfort break
10.35-11.35 Lipoprotein disorders, cardiovascular risk management, severe insulin resistance, lipodystrophies. Examples from previous exams. Professor Handrean Soran
11.35-11.55 Coffee
11.55-13.15 Managing diabetes and endocrinology disorders in pregnancy Dr Clare Mumby
13.15-13.50 Lunch
13.50-14.50 Diabetes nephropathy and diabetic foot, Diabetes and driving (DVLA), type 2 diabetes NICE guidelines and TAs. Dr Naveed Younis
5 minute comfort break
14.55-15.55 Insulin therapy, Carbohydrate Counting, diabetes retinopathy (including images), relevant NICE guidelines and TAs. Dr Naveed Younis
5 minute comfort break
16.00-17.20 Andrology, Gonads, related conditions and rare genetic diseases, CAH, PCOs. Dr Jan Ho
17.20 Mock exam 1, 50 questions Professor Handrean Soran
End of day 2

Saturday, 9th April 2022
(Day 3)
08.50-09.00 Welcome
09.00-10.00 Type 1 diabetes, managing hypoglycaemia, insulin pump/indications, interpreting continuous glucose monitoring data, relevant NICE guidelines and TAs Dr Jonathan Schofield
10.00-11.00 Lessons from previous exams Professor Handrean Soran
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-12.40 Pituitary, Cushing's syndrome, endocrinology dynamic tests, image based questions Dr Safwaan Adam
5 minutes comfort break
12.45-13.45 Diabetes emergencies, in-patient diabetes, National diabetes Guidelines and TAs. Dr Shazli Azmi
13.45-14.20 Lunch
14.20-15.20 Parathyroid, Vitamin D, bone disorders, calcium and electrolytes, HRT, MEN, image based questions. Professor Handrean Soran
5 minute comfort break
15.25-16.25 Thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. Managing thyroid disorders in pregnancy Dr Salman Razvi
16.25-16.40 Coffee
16.40-17.40 Obesity, disorders of appetite & weight, bariatric surgery, related guidelines and related TAs/NICE guidelines. Dr Akheel Sayed
17.40 Mock exam 2, 50 question Professor Handrean Soran
End of day 3


Novo Nordisk and Amgen have provided sponsorship to Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to cover the cost of the speaker fees for this meeting. The sponsors have had no influence over the meeting agenda or arrangements.