The abstract submission deadline to Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting is only two weeks away!

Registration for the Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting scheduled for October 14th and 15th 2024 in Belfast is now open.

Please note early bird registration fees apply until 17th July 2024. Members in good standing should have received a code to allow registration at a discounted rate. If you have not received this code by email, please contact [email protected] for assistance. For other enquires, please contact.  [email protected]

Please find the link below for registration to the meeting.

Registration | Society for Endocrinology

The window for submission of abstracts is currently open. The deadline for abstract submission is 21st May 2024. The website details the criteria for abstract submission. Please note abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (including numbers, symbols and tables) and the use of figures or photographs are not permitted.

LINK to abstracts

Prof. TJ McKenna

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It is with great sadness we announce the death of Prof. TJ McKenna 3rd May 2024  He was a founding member of the Irish Endocrine Society and a past president of the Irish Endocrine Society. Joe remained an active member and a regular contributor and attender at the meetings. He was also a past president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He will be sadly missed by the members of the Irish Endocrine Society. On behalf the membership of the Irish Endocrine Society, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Prof. McKenna’s family, friends and colleagues.

Prof. TJ McKenna pictured at Study Day 2019

Prof. TJ McKenna pictured at Study Day 2019

Abstract submission for Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting 14 – 15 October 2024 is now open.

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Abstraction submission for the upcoming joint meeting of the Society for Endocrinology and Irish Endocrine Society in Belfast October 14th and 15th 2024 is now open. The conference centre is ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH. The Committee would like to encourage as much participation from our membership in this meeting.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 21st May 2024 

Please find the following link for further information on abstract submission.

Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting 2024 | Society for Endocrinology

 

Professor Barry Ferriss

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Prof. Barry Ferriss on 24th February 2024. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Endocrine Society in 2018. He also gave the Nordisk lecture in 1986. Barry remained an active member, a regular contributor and an attendee at the meetings throughout his career. He will be sadly missed. On behalf the membership of the Irish Endocrine Society, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Harriett, his family, friends and colleagues.

47th Annual Meeting of Irish Endocrine Society – medals and awards

Many thanks to all those involved in the 47th Annual Meeting of The Irish Endocrine Society held from 24th and 25th November 2023 in Sligo. It was a very well attended events with high numbers registered and attending the meeting. The local organiser was Siobhan Bacon whose leadership organising the meeting is appreciated.

The Irish Endocrine Society Lifetime Achievement award was awarded to Professor Patrick Bell with an introduction from Clare McHenry. A moving tribute to Professor Gerald Tomkin was delivered by John Barragry.

Keynote invited lectures
Paediatric Keynote Lecture Professor Nils Krone, Sheffield, UK
Hadden Lecture Professor Gudmundur Johannsson Gothenburg, Sweden
McKenna Lecture Professor Francis Finucane, Galway

Grants

Basic Science award – no award in 2023
Clinical Science award – Fay O’Donoghue  for “Exploring the social support needs and health education preferences of women with gestational diabetes and their partners: A qualitative interview study” with principal supervisor Tomas Griffin, University of Limerick

In addition, four student busraries and two clinical trial network awards for undergraduate research projects were made, detailed here link

Medals

O’Donovan medal for the best oral presentation
OC5 Reece C. Corbett, Adeoluwa I. Owolabi, Peter R. Flatt, Aine M. McKillop Once-daily oral administration of GPR120 agonist Compound A improves pancreatic islet and β-cell health through actions on the small intestine, Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Montgomery medal for the best poster presentation
P65 Tara M. McDonnell 1,2, Leanne Cussen1,2, Clare Miller1,2, Angela Taylor3, Wiebke Arlt3, Shari Srinivasan2, Mark Sherlock1,2, Michael W. O’Reilly 1,2 Clinical and metabolic phenotyping of a large prospective cohort of Irish women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): the relationship between insulin sensitivity and serum classic and 11-oxygenated androgens 1.Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland 2. Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland 3. University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Jennings medal for the best presentation in paediatrics
P24 Edna F. Roche 1,3 ,Amanda M. McKenna1, Myra O’Regan1, Kerry J. Ryder2, Helen M. Fitzgerald3,Hilary M. C. V. Hoey1 A decade of Diabetic Ketoacidosis at type 1 diabetes diagnosis in children and young people nationally by Slaintecare region. 1 Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2 The Research and Evidence Office, Health Service Executive, Dublin, Ireland 3 Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Award for the best case report
CR1 Claire Reynolds 1, Anna Fedorczak1,2, Eric Somers1, Sally Ann Lynch1, Michael O’Grady3, Timothy Ronan Leahy1, Susan M. O’Connell1,4 MCM4 deficiency causing Natural Killer and Glucocorticoid Deficiency with DNA repair defect (AR-NKGCD); experience from the Irish Traveller Community 1. Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland 2. Polish Mothers’ Memorial Hospital, Research Institute, Lodz, Poland 3. Regional Hospital Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland 4. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Award for the best audit or quality improvement project
P29 Ciara Kilcoyne 1, Gillian Bennett1, Graham Gallagher1, May Almithin1, Alexandra Bohnejie1, Clare Chadda1, Mohammad Bin Mahfooz1, Anne Marie Hannon1, Audrey Melvin1, Eoin Noctor1,2 Quality measures in the Diabetes Clinic.1 University Hospital Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland. 2. University of Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland

 

Four IES Bursaries awarded to:

Jessica Sayfullaeva supervised by Prof. Francis Finnucane 

Aarya Lakshminarayanan supervised by Prof. Sean Dinneen 

Merhan Soltan supervised by Prof. Seamus Sreenan 

Cara McDonnell supervised by Dr. Karen Mullen 

Two Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trails Network Bursaries awarded to.

Columb Kavanagh supervised by Prof. Fidelma Dunne 

Liam Manning supervised by Prof. Seamus Sreenan We would like to thank all that were involved in the meeting including the sponsors, the organising committee and most of all the members of the society for their participation and support of the meeting.

We look forward to inviting you to the 48th Annual Meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society which will be a joint meeting with the Society for Endocrinology in Belfast October 14th and 15th October 2024

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https://www.endocrinology.org/events/joint-irish-uk-endocrine-meeting/joint-irish-uk-endocrine-meeting-2024/

Irish Endocrine Society Summer Bursaries and Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trails Network Bursaries

Four IES Bursaries awarded to:

Jessica Sayfullaeva supervised by Prof. Francis Finnucane with a project “Identifying Factors that Influence the Time to Onset of Ketosis in Exercise and Nutrition Scenarios: The TOKEN Study.”

Aarya Lakshminarayanan supervised by Prof. Sean Dinneen with a project “Planning for Recruitment and Retention in the D1 Now Randomised Controlled Trial”

Merhan Soltan supervised by Prof. Seamus Sreenan with a project “Histological assessment of debrided material from chronic diabetic wounds. Are we currently discarding useful  information?”

Cara McDonnell supervised by Dr. Karen Mullen with a project “Effect of iodine enriched milk on iodine status: a randomised crossover intervention in healthy volunteers”

 Two DC CTN Bursaries awarded to.

Columb Kavanagh supervised by Prof. Fidelma Dunne for a project “Identifying and Prioritizing Unanswered Questions Related to Type 1 Diabetes Management in Adults: A Priority Setting Partnership Approach”

Liam Manning supervised by Prof. Seamus Sreenan with a project “Estimating the population health impact and cost-effectiveness of implementing evidence-based Type 1 diabetes mellitus care in Ireland.”

Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing your work presented at the next meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society

HRB Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trial Network

The HRB Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trial Network is an all island collaborative network, the aim is to bring together key stakeholders, and through working together, have an range of ambitious multi-centre diabetes clinical trials. These trials will have the aim to improve health and wellbeing for all patients with diabetes on the island of Ireland.

Through well planned research activities, where public and patient involvement is valued, and where feasibility and pilot work are completed to support definitive interventions, the networks plans to become internationally competitive for funding and deliver trials of highly significant scientific impact.

Key to this aim, is that all patients will be facilitated, regardless of geographical location or socioeconomic status, to participate in relevant trials through a well developed network of clinical sites supported by Clinical Research Facilities, Academic Institutions and the National Clinical Care programme in Diabetes.

This network is building further on national investment in clinical research facilities and networks, bringing together academics, clinicians, health professionals, patients, industry, charities and health care delivery networks to pioneer new and better treatment options for Diabetes patients.

Please click onto the website and further information

https://diabetestrialsctn.ie/about/

Prof. Gerard Tomkin

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

47th Annual Meeting of Irish Endocrine Society – 24th and 25th November 2023 (Sligo)

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.

28th Annual Study Day – 27th January 2023

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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.