09 Apr 2010
The 2010 SfE BES conference in Manchester was a huge success, both academically, and in terms of delegate numbers. Total attendees were 1116, 140 more than in 2009. Counting out staff and exhibitors, there were 1008 endocrinologists at the meeting, compared to 852 in 2009. As 2009 was typical of recent years, this is a real achievement. Thanks and congratulations go to all involved.
Among the highlights were Dale Medal winner Professor Stephen O'Rahilly's insightful talk on his ongoing work in metabolic conditions, and Transatlantic Medal winner Professor Shlomo Melmed's comprehensive lecture on his research into pituitary adenomas.
A particular mention should also go to Young Endocrinologist Prize Lecture winners Dr Vicky Smith (basic) and Dr Alia Munir (clinical) for their exceptional talent in both research and public speaking, and to all the endocrinologists at the conference dinner that got up and strutted their stuff on the dance floor! Well done all!
We hope to see you at next year's SfE BES conference, which will take place from 11 - 14 April 2011 in Birmingham, and which promises to be as lively and engaging as ever.