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Society for Endocrinology BES back to Harrogate for 2013

Society for Endocrinology BES back to Harrogate for 2013

Just one week to go and the annual conference of the Society for Endocrinology commences.

Thought you'd like to know. You don't need to hold your breath much longer...


We are delighted to bring the Society for Endocrinology BES back to Harrogate for 2013. Many of us are already familiar with the excellent congress centre and the lovely town, but for those who aren’t, make sure you don’t miss the famous Betty’s Café Tea Rooms for the ultimate indulgence. Try not to stay here too long though, as you might miss some of the best of British and international basic science and translational research, clinical investigation and clinical practice in endocrinology. On these pages are details of the exciting programme we have lined up for you in 2013.

Harrogate’s cosmopolitan charm and character owe much to its heritage as a popular Victorian spa town. Modern Harrogate is a major conference destination with a lively mixture of fabulous shopping, café culture, fine restaurants and plenty of green open spaces. The conference facilities are excellent, the Harrogate International Centre being one of the largest venues outside London. Harrogate is accessible via York or Leeds by train and can easily be reached by both our northern and our southern colleagues.

We will see 8 plenary lectures, as well as 12 symposia covering a range of translational topics. In addition there will be Meet the Expert sessions and clinical management workshops (this year including a ‘How do I...?’ session), a clinical debate, oral communications, Nurses’ sessions, a Young Endocrinologists’ symposium and, of course, the vibrant poster presentations. This year also sees the addition of an education workshop, which we are excited to introduce to you.

Building on the success of the mobile application that we launched for delegates last year, we are pleased to provide this service once again.

The Society offers a large number of conference grants, not just for Young Endocrinologists, but also for established researchers in endocrinology. Please visit the grants section for further information.

The social programme will include all the favourites such as the Welcome Reception and the Young Endocrinologists’ Quiz Night on Monday and the Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening.

The full programme is now available online


Looks like anyone intending to stand outside with placards should make their way to Betty's rather than the conference centre... (Fine for those who do not have wheat/coeliac disease issues.) :-) :-) :-)


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I love Harrogate, one of my favourite towns.

Imagine how much the young endocrinologists would learn from us all if they spent an hour with all of us on here? :-)


Oh my...funny how things can develop...I made contact with the BES enquiring about patient speakers...for this conference ...none for this year but possibly next...I asked about patient support groups and they mention that they had 8 support groups attending this year...one being the British thyroid foundation....I asked how support groups are invited...at this point the conversation went a bit squiffy and what I interpreted it to be that there is a criteria....but this is under review...but what an opportunity to give this audience a true picture what living with thyroid disease is really like...will message admin if I hear any response


Well done!

Thank you for grabbing the baton and running...



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