Interactive Online Training Course

Manchester Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Course Agenda
Thursday, 30th March 2023
(Day 1: Updates in Endocrinology and Diabetes and interactive short sessions)
17.45-18.00 Welcome and introduction Professor Handrean Soran
18.00-18.35 What is new in Endocrinology?
Answered in 12 interactive questions.
Dr Safwaan Adam
18.35-18.45 Q&A Dr Safwaan Adam
18.45-19.00 Sponsor session
19.00-19.35 What is new in diabetes?
Answered in 12 interactive questions.
Dr Naveed Younis
19.35-19.45 Q&A Dr Naveed Younis
19.45-20.00 Sponsor session
20.00-20.35 What is new Lipidology and metabolic medicine.
What is new?
Answer in 12 interactive questions.
Professor Handrean Soran
20.35-20.45 Q&A Professor Handrean Soran
20.45 End of day 1

Friday, 31st March 2023
(Day 2)
08.30-09.00 Welcome and introduction Professor Handrean Soran
09.00-10.15 Parathyroid, Vitamin D, bone disorders, calcium and electrolytes, HRT, MEN, image-based questions. Professor Handrean Soran
10.15-10.30 Sponsor session
5 minutes 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
11.55-13.10 Managing diabetes and endocrinology disorders in pregnancy. Dr Clare Mumby
13.10-13.50 Lunch
13.50-14.50 Insulin therapy, Carbohydrate Counting, diabetes
retinopathy (including images), Diabetes and driving
(DVLA), relevant NICE guidelines and TAs.
Dr Naveed Younis
5 minute comfort break
14.55-15.55 Lessons and examples from previous exams and image-based questions. Dr Shaishav Dhage
5 minute comfort break
16.00-17.15 Andrology, Gonads, related conditions and rare genetic diseases, CAH, PCOs. Dr Jan Ho
17.15 Mock exam 1. General, 50 questions Professor Handrean Soran
End of day 2

Saturday, 1st April 2023
(Day 3)
08.50 Welcome
08.45-09.45 Type 1 diabetes, managing hypoglycaemia, insulin pump/indications, interpreting continuous glucose monitoring data, relevant NICE guidelines and Tas Dr Jonathan Schofield
09.45-10.00 Sponsor session
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, diabetes kidney disease,
diabetes neuropathy, in-patient diabetes, National diabetes Guidelines and TAs.
Dr Shazli Azmi
13.45-14.20 Lunch
14.20-15.20 Prolactinoma, prolactin, growth hormone disorders.
Transitional endocrinology, delayed and precocious puberty
Dr Alex Lewis
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. Professor Akheel Syed
17.40 Mock exam 2, 50 question Professor Handrean Soran
End of day 3


Amarin, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo and Amgen contributed towards the speaker & chairperson costs of this meeting. The sponsors have received a slot on the agenda in return for their sponsorship as indicated above. The sponsors had no influence over the remaining agenda items or meeting arrangements.