Prof. TJ McKenna


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

Invitation to the Launch of the 14-year report of the Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register – 18th June 2024

Dear Colleagues

Professor Edna Roche (Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Endocrinologist CHI@Tallaght, TCD and Chair Steering Group of Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register) sent an invitation to the IES members for the launch of the 14-year report of the Irish Childhood Diabetes National Register (ICDNR) on Tuesday June 18th, from 17.00 -18.30 in the Trinity Lecture Theatre, The Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Tallaght University Hospital. This will be a hybrid event, both in person and online by Webinar. The organizers would like to take this opportunity to share the findings from the first fourteen years of the Register.

Congratulations Professor Roche and Steering Group of ICDNR for this report!

Please find the link below to register for the launch.

ICDNR Launch invitation details

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

Beaumont Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Care Symposium 19th June 2024

Dear Colleagues

Please find the links below for the programme for Beaumont Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Care Symposium scheduled on 19th June 2024 and abstract submission guidelines for the symposium.
Abstract submission deadline to the symposium is 30th April 2024.

Joint Irish-UK Endocrine Meeting: Abstract Deadline May 21st 2024

23rd May 2024 – Save the date for the First Ever Diabetes Technology Network Meeting in Ireland!

Please save the date 23rd of May 2024 for the first ever Diabetes Technology Network Ireland (DTN IRL) meeting in Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin.

Diabetes Ireland and DTN IRL bring the best national and international experts in the area of diabetes technology. The panel of great speakers include international diabetes technology experts (Professor Partha Kar, Dr Rob Andrews), and Irish specialists in diabetes tech across all disciplines: Doctors Kevin Moore, Orla Neylon, Tomas Griffin, Christine Newman, and healthcare professionals and expert users – Sonya Browne and Ken Barclay. All of them will cover the most interesting topics in technology in diabetes: hybrid closed-loop systems, CGM, insulin pumps, smart pens, transition, downloads, access, guidelines and many more.

The event is free to attend for all multidisciplinary diabetes team members using diabetes technology as part of their patients’ care, or all those looking to start to embed technological advances as a part of diabetes treatment. Meet like-minded people, learn from the best speakers, join the diabetes technology network and be up to date with the rapidly changing diabetes technology landscape.

Registration for the event will be through an online portal via Diabetes Ireland.

Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trial Network February Newsletter

Dear Colleagues

Please find the attached February edition of the Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trial Network, which is packed with exciting updates and upcoming grant and funding opportunities. This newsletter is your key to staying informed and engaged with the Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trial Network.

DCCTN February 2024 Newsletter

You can also find it by clicking here. 

HRB DC-CTN • An all island collaborative network (


Congratulatory message to Professor Fidelma Dunne

On the International Women’s Day, the Irish Endocrine Society Committee would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Fidelma Dunne, the President of Irish Endocrine Society, on having been selected as the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2024 Norbert Freinkel Award. The Nobert Freinkel Award is presented to a researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and pregnancy. The American Diabetes Association’s 84th Scientific Sessions will be held on June 21 to 24, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. The Norbert Freinkel Award Lecture will be presented on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Comment from Professor Fidelma Dunne on being selected as the recipient of the ADA’s 2024 Norbert Freinkel Award  I am thrilled to receive this award on behalf of Irish Endocrinology. It is timely to acknowledge the long standing working relationship and research collaboration with many members of the society around the country which has contributed to this award. In particular I wish to extend my appreciation to all the Endocrine trainees over the last 20 years who have worked on and published research findings in DiP. Lastly my work in Diabetes in Pregnancy has only been possible through the support of skilled colleagues in the Institute of Clinical Trials at the University of Galway, Galway University Hospital and the Saolta Hospital group.”

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


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


The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes invite you to a webinar to highlight and launch a number of updated & newly published documents on Wednesday 28th February 2024

Dear Colleagues

The National Clinical Programme for Diabetes invite you to a webinar to highlight and launch a number of updated and newly published documents on Wednesday 28th February 2024 11.00-13.0.

Documents include:
– Diabetes in Pregnancy: A Model of Care for Ireland (2024)
– Sick Day Advice Leaflets
– Insulin Titration guidelines for Nurses & Midwives working with people with Diabetes
– National Diabetes Prevention Programme Report
– DISCOVER Type 2 Diabetes Report
– Language Matters Document (in collaboration with Diabetes Ireland)
– Survey Report: Transition of care of Adolescents/Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus from paediatric to adult outpatient services

 Minister for Health
 National Clinical Advisor Chronic Disease Dr. Sarah O’Brien
 Prof Fidelma Dunne (President of IES)
 Prof Mary Higgins
 Clinical Lead Prof O’Keeffe
 Prof Sean Dinneen
 Pw Diabetes
 AMP Ms. Ciara Coveney
 Nursing & HSCP NCP Diabetes leads
 Self-Management Education team

Please find the registration link below: 

Webinar registration invite Diabetes NCP 28022024