The 46th Annual Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes was held on 7-9 November 2018 at the Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
There was an exciting programme covering practical aspects of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes underpinned by robust science and key national and international trials. We made the most of our local science and clinical expertise, particularly in DSD/adrenals, bone and rare diabetes; and also invited some world class speakers to present recent study outcomes, such as Trialnet and NESGAS.
We, once again, incorporated parallel sessions on both days – one with a diabetes and one with an endocrine flavour, aimed at the broad range of health professionals within these specialities. We have been keen to select varied but highly topical areas, allowing the programme to cover aspects of thyroid problems, growth, diabetes technology, and type 2 diabetes, always with an emphasis on the practical aspects of management. In place of meet the expert sessions, we included ‘State of the Art’ lectures, but kept the question and answer sessions as part of these, on growth and NESGAS, and 20 years’ experience in Metabolic Bone disease. Finally there were special opportunities to celebrate the massive contributions of Professors Jeremy Kirk and Nick Shaw to our Society and Paediatric Endocrinology.
The CME day on Wednesday 7th November also appealed to people from a variety of backgrounds with a stimulating mixture of talks including sessions on managing obesity and techniques to maximise childhood and adult height.
Thank you to all who attended and we hope to see you next year,
Renuka Dias and Tim Barrett
BSPED 2018 Convenors
As of the 1st September 2016, the Revalidation and CPD team of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health no longer allocates a number of CPD credits as part of the approval process. The removal of credits associated with events allows delegates to record the educational benefit of the activity through written reflection, in contrast to quantifying the significance based on the time duration of the course. This is in accordance with changes made to the CPD Scheme guidelines published in April 2016.
The post-event feedback form was sent to attendees on Saturday 10 November 2018, please complete the feedback form in order to receive your CPD certificate within ten days of the survey closing (Friday 30 November 2018)