The eighth OCDEM / Young Diabetologists' Forum (YDF) Finishing School was held at Eynsham Hall, Oxford on 21 and 22 June, chaired by Professors Rury Holman and Edwin Gale.
Fifteen specialist registrars came from all over the UK to listen to talks and attend workshops by diabetes experts about complex clinical issues in diabetes and to receive advice about how best to manage the transition to consultant status.
Wide-ranging subjects included interpreting evidence, writing clinical guidelines, managing an insulin pump service, and dealing with eating disorders in people with diabetes. Career sessions included insights from a recently-appointed consultant, tips on Curriculum Vitae production, and effective time management.
Attendees also had extensive opportunities to meet with each other and the faculty.
Feedback has been extremely positive, being described by attendees as a really useful and relevant meeting. The meeting was supported in part by 'no strings attached' donations by Abbott Diabetes Care and Sanofi.
The team look forward to running it again next year.