The National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health, in partnership with HSE West Diabetes Services, are delighted to announce the 16th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference in the Sligo Park Hotel, Saturday, 14th October 2023, from 9.00am – 1.30pm.
Join national and global experts for a range of hot topic sessions, hands-on interactive workshops and multi-disciplinary case-based discussions. The theme of this year’s conference is Integrated Care – Working Better Together.
The highly anticipated poster competition returns this year. Abstract submissions are invited from clinical practice, projects and research across diabetes care.
The deadline for submission for abstracts for the 16th West of Ireland Integrated Diabetes Care Conference is Friday, 25th August.
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Prof. Gerard Tomkin on 12th July 2023. He was a founding member of the Irish Endocrine Society and a past president of the Irish Endocrine Society. Gerard remained an active member and a regular contributor and attender at the meetings including the most recent annual meeting in November 2022. He will be sadly missed.
On behalf the membership of the Irish Endocrine Society, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Gerald’s family, friends and colleagues.
Professor Gerald Tomkin
Please save the date for the 47th Annual Meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society scheduled for 24th/ 25th November in Rosses Point, Sligo. Please note the closing date for abstracts is set for midnight 1st September 2023. The lead organiser for the 47th Annual Meeting is Siobhan Bacon with the assistance of the Committee.
Please save the date for the 28th Annual Study Day scheduled for the Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 for Friday 26th January 2024.
Registration details for both meetings will follow.
The 28th Annual Study Day is scheduled for the Royal College of Physicians, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 on 27th January 2023. Speakers include Prof. Tim Cheetham, Dr. John Barragry, Prof. Simon Pearce, Dr. Anne McGowan, Dr. Nadia Schoenmakers, Dr Kate Neobold and Prof. Peter Scanlon. Registration details will follow shortly. Programme is attached below.
Programme 28th IES study day
We express our gratitude to Professor Peter Smyth, past-President of the society, for sending a copy of the programme of the 1996 IES/ BES meeting held in Dublin, which incorporated a “Graves’ 200 International Celebratory Thyroid Meeting”. We are clearly overdue another occasion to mark the life and times of Robert Graves, and the disease that bears his name, perhaps the best known eponymous condition in medicine.
Current Committee Members 2023
President Professor Fidelma Dunne
Secretary/Treasurer Dr James Gibney (team ends 2023)
Basic Science. Dr Paula O’Shea (term ends 2023)
Paediatrics Dr Edna Roche
Leinster Dr Pyeh Kyithar; Lead Organiser 49th Annual Meeting (term ends 2026)
Ulster Dr Helen Wallace; Lead Organiser 48th Annual Meeting (term ends 2025)
Connacht Dr Siobhan Bacon, Lead Organiser 47th Annual Meeting (term ends 2024)
Munster Dr Mark Hannon; Lead Organiser 50th Annual Meeting (term ends 2027)
Subgroups Dr Orla Neylon (Secretary Diabetes Subgroup nominally representing all subgroups on main committee)
Ex Officio Dr Matthew Murphy assisting with organisation of the 47th Annual Meeting (2023)
If you wish to get involved in any of the activities of the Irish Endocrine Society, please contact any committee member.
- Diabetes Dr Antoinette Tuthill
- Endocrinology. Professor Rachel Crowley
- Obesity Professor Francis Finucane
Many thanks to all those involved in the recent 46th Annual Meeting of The Irish Endocrine Society held from 11th and 12th November 2022. It was a very well attended events with very high numbers attending in-person and also on the online platform
2022 MONTOGOMERY MEDAL (best oral presentation) Cliona O’Donnell for OC2 titled The Effect of Treatment with a Glucagon-like-peptide-1 Analogue on Metabolic Activity in Adipose Tissue: data from a proof-of-concept PET-CT study
2022 O’DOVOVAN MEDAL (best poster presentation) Robert Lyons for CR2 titled Case Report: The successful use of a MiniMed 780G insulin pump containing Teriparatide to treat symptomatic hypoparathyroidism in a patient with Barakat Syndrome
2022 BASIC SCIENCE GRANTS
Marie McIlroy Evaluation of androgen driven cancer cell entosis as a potential mechanism of endocrine therapy resistance in breast cancer Supervisors Prof. Jochen Prehn and Prof. Michael O’Reilly
Keith Rochfort To elucidate the effect of semaglutide on a three-dimensional model of the blood retinal barrier in a diabetic setting Supervisor Dr. Hannah Forde
2022 CLINICAL SCIENCE AWARDS
Mairead Crowley Evaluation of glycemic control and pregnancy outcomes in women with HNF1A-MODY and HNF4A-MODY Supervisor Prof. Maria M Byrne
Ben Loughrey Exome Sequencing to Characterise the Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumour Microenvironment. Supervisor Prof. Steven Hunter
On behalf of the committee, please accept our thanks to all that participated in the 46th Annual Meeting. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Study Day scheduled for 27th January 2023 in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Congratulations to all who were involved in the 46th Annual Meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and your participation in the meeting.
The winner of the 2022 O’Donovan medal is Cliona O’Donnell for her oral presentation entitled ‘The Effect of Treatment with a Glucagon-like-peptide-1 Analogue on Metabolic Activity in Adipose Tissue: data from a proof-of-concept PET-CT study’.
The winner of the 2022 Montgomery medal is Robert Lyons for his poster entitled ‘The successful use of a MiniMed 780G insulin pump containing Teriparatide to treat symptomatic hypoparathyroidism in a patient with Barakat Syndrome’.
Thank you to those who submitted your research to the meeting.
Applications for grants from the Irish Endocrine Society for 2022 are now closed. Please refer to the funding section for further details and advise on how to apply.
Congratulations to all who were involved in the 45th Annual Meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support and your participation in the meeting.
The winner of the 2021 O’Donovan medal is Lucy Kayes for her oral presentation entitled ‘Forty years experience of neonatal thyroid stimulating hormone screening in N.I.’.
The winner of the 2021 Montgomery medal is Clare Miller for her poster entitled ‘Hypoglycaemia in a Metastatic Gastrin secreting Pancreatic NET on Insulin Pump Therapy’.
A special Thank You is extended to Siobhan McQuaid for organising the 45th Annual Meeting.
Poster presentations: This year the posters will be presented as electronic posters. Please be aware of this when drafting your poster. A landscape orientation is preferred and recommended to assist with viewing but a portrait orientation will be accepted but will offer a suboptimal orientation for viewing. Please submit as a .pdf. Other formats cannot be accepted. Please save your final version with your Poster Number at the start of your filename followed by the Surname of the Presenting Author and save as a .pdf e.g. P14Gibney.pdf and submit by email to [email protected]
Video presentations: The year the oral presentations will be pre-recorded with the questions by videoconference immediately after the presentation. The timings for an oral presentation are ten minutes for the presentation and five minutes for questions. The timings for a presented poster are four minutes for the presentation and one minute for questions. Please adhere to these absolute time limits of fifteen minutes for an oral presentation and five minutes for a invited poster presentation as they will be strictly enforced. Please record the video presentations and submit as a .mp4 by email to [email protected] enclosing your preferred email for contact with the videoconferencing link with your presentation. Other formats cannot be accepted. Please save your presentation using your Presentation Number followed by the Surname of the Presenting Author as a filename e.g. OC7McQuaid.mp4
It is your choice on how to record your presentation as long as it is submitted as a .mp4 and within the time limits advised. For guidance on how to record a presentation using Microsoft Powerpoint, please search ‘Record a slide show with narration and slide timings’ in your Help. When complete, please search ‘Save a presentation as a movie file or MP4’ in your Help for guidance on how to export as an .mp4 and submit by email as to advised to [email protected]
Congratulations to all who had their abstracts accepted. Please submit your posters and oral presentations by email to [email protected] as soon as possible to ensure they are uploaded to the platform in advance of the meeting. As the meeting starts on 19th November, a strict embargo of 5pm on 17th November will be applied to allow one working day to get all the posters and presentations uploaded. Any posters not received by this time are at risk of not being uploaded to the platform and will be considered withdrawn.