Interactive Online Training Course

Manchester Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Thursday, 30th March 2023
(Day 1)
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.