CONTRIBUTORS & SPEAKERS
Our project could not have seen the light or maintained this quality of work over the past couple of years without an immense contribution from a large numbers colleagues, mentors and friends who believed in our vision and our cause.
MBBS, MRCP, MD
Dr. Macaulay contributed with a fantastic talk on statins intolerance dissecting myths from evidence. We look forward to more contributions from him.
DR. FRANCESCA DENHAM
Dr.Denham has contributed with her council on the geriatrics mini curriculum she has also done an amazing talk on delirium. More to come from her.
BSC, PG CERT
Emma is the lead for the diabetes podiatry team in James Cook University hospital. She and her team have graces us with some fantastic talk giving us insight into diabetes foots problems, risk assessment and offloading.
BSC, MSC, PG CERT
Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist
Chris is a senior diabetes specialist podiatrist with a masters degree in the foot biomechanics. Chris gave an insightful talk on off-loading the diabetic foot
DR. KERRI DEVINE
MB BCH (HONS), BSC (HONS), MRCP
Member of specialty training committee
Member of SfE early career steering group
Kerri is one of the most active trainees in our region. She is currently out of programme for research doing PhD on metabolic medicine. She dissected into "taking time out of programme", a must watch talk for all trainees considering time out of programme.
DR. AHMED AL-SHAREFI
MBCHB, MRCP, MRCP ENDO
Member of the JBDS steering committee
Moderator and blogger
Ahmed is final year registrar. He is an ex-member of the RCP MRCP PACES scenario writing group. He is actively involved in moderating sessions, writing blogs blog on our website to help trainees pass the SCE exam. He is involved in writing a chapter on lipids on a book about Endocrinology SCE.
DR. OWAIN LENG
MBCHB, BSC, MRCP, MSC
Moderators and speaker
Blogger and website co-manager
Owain is a member of the core team of the Virtual Med-Ed. He has helped to organise many talks as well as doing 2 talks on simulation and briefing. Owain is very passionate about medical education and he has furthered his qualifications by doing a masters degree in medical education.
DR. JENNIFER YIU
Acute Medicine Registrar
Executive Core team member
Speaker and moderator
Jen is one of the earliest adopters of the idea of the VME; joining the team in the first 6 months. Se is very passionate about teaching especially communication skills and MRCP PACES. She did 2 talks on communications skills, more to come from Jen.
Diabetes specialist dietician
Leonnie is a diabetes specialist dietician. She has extensive experience in dealing with patients with diabetes. She did a talk on very low calorie diet which was brilliant. We are looking forward to her next project with us.
DR. AYAT BASHIR
MBBS, MRCP, PGDIP MEDED
ACF trainee in diabetes
Core team member
Ayat is a core member in the leadership hiearchy of the VME team. She is one of the earliest adopters of the project. She has carried out talks regarding the MRCP examinations and continues to be a significant contributor to our cause. She is doing her MSc in medical education.
PROF. SIMON PEARCE
MBBS, MD, FRCP
Professor of Endocrinology
Professor Simon Pearce is one of the earliest supporters of the project. He has contributed some fantastic talks to our collection, such as his discussion of the short synacthen test. He also has a role in our advisory panel and is a valuable asset to VME.
PROF. ABD TAHRANI
MD, FRCP, MMEDSCI, PHD SCOPE
Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist
Professor Tahrani is an honorary consultant endocrinologist and operates out of the Institute of metabolism and systems research at the University of Birmingham. He is a renowned figure in the world of diabetes related autonomic neuropathy. He has contributed some fantastic talks on diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
DR. CATHERINE NAPIER
MBBC, MRCP, PHD
Dr Napier is a valued member of our advisory board and has provided us with some excellent education material, such as her talk on Addisons disease in PACES. Her video on consultant interview preparation is great for senior trainees.
DR. MAHIR HAMAD
MBBS, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPSG
Acute medicine consultant
Dr Hamad is an experienced consultant in acute medicine who has been examining for PACES for over 15 years. His videos about the PACES examination are excellent and give insights from a veteran examiner.
DR. ARUTCHELVAM VIJAYARAMAN
MD, FRCP, MSC
Dr Vijayaraman is a consultant endocrinologist based at James Cook University Hospital. He is clinical director as well as clinical lead for pituitary disorders. It comes as no surprise therefore that his video on pituitary apoplexy is truly a masterclass!
DR. LIZ HANSON
MBBS, MRCP, BSC, PGCERT MEDED
Acute Medicine Registrar
Dr Hanson is an acute medicine registrar who has previously held a teaching fellow role. She has provided some excellent content for PACES candidates.
DR. NEIL ARCHIBALD
MBBCH, MRCP, MA, PHD
Dr Archibald has been kind enough to grace us with 2 talks about neurological presentations. His video on 'fits, faints and funny turns' is brilliant content for any clinician. He also delivered a talk on headaches from a neurologist perspective.
DR. SIMON ASHWELL
MBCHB, MD, FRCP
Dr Ashwell is the clinical lead for diabetic foot care at South Tees hospitals. We have been lucky enough to have some great content from him regarding diabetic foot care.
DR. RICHARD QUINTON
MBBCHIR, MA, MD, FRCP, CCST
Senior clinical lecturer
Dr Quinton is an international expert in reproductive endocrinology. To our great delight, he has provided us with a wealth of content from expert talks to eloquently written blogs. He is also a member of our advisory panel.
DR. CAROLINE KIBBLER
Acute medicine consultant
Dr Kibbler is a consultant in acute Medicineand was kind enough to speak with us about her experience of her first year as a consultant. An excellent resource for any senior trainees preparing for the change.
DR. ALI ALDIBBIAT
MD, MPHIL, PHD, MRCP
Dr Aldibbiat is an experienced Consultant in diabetes & Endocrinology. He has special interest in diabetes technology and research. His video on insulin pump therapy is fantastic, and truly represents expert advice.
BPHARM (HONS), MBA
Juhaifa is a clinical pharmacist and her video on conflict of interests between clinicians and pharma is certainly very thought provoking!
MSC (NUCLEAR MEDICINE), MRCP
Dr.Shawgi sat down to record some talks on radiology topics such as CXR interpretation for NG tube placement. Essential viewing for junior doctors!
DR. ANJAN DHAR
MBBS, FRCP, MD, DM, AGAF, CERT MEDED
Reader in Medicine
Dr Dhar has been an excellent source of gastroenterology content through several videos. His talks on inflammatory bowel diseases are exceptional, and we are delighted to have him on board.
DR. SATH NAG
Dr Nag has been a fantastic collaborator with this project. Not only has he provided us with high quality content such as his talk on phaeochromocytoma, but he is also a member of our advisory panel.
Medical laboratory scientist
Certified professional in healthcare quality
Eiman is not only a fantastic contributor of content for this project, she is a core member of our team too. She has been a great source of knowledge and inspiration and her input has been vast.
ALAA A. E. DAFALLAH
FINAL YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT
Alaa is a new recruit to the team and will be overseeing the involvement of final year year medical students in VME. She is currently the Liaison Officer for Medical Education Issues and focal point for global health education, research education and social accountability at IFMSA
DR. BEN TOMLINSON
Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology registrar
Dr Tomlinson has been a great addition to our contributors. If you have not seen his talk on pyrexia of unknown origin; we would certainly recommend it!
DR. DIANE MONKHOUSE
MBBS, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM
Consultant in Critical Care Medicine
Dr Monkhouse is truly an expert in her field and we have been lucky enough have her thoughts on significant topics such as sepsis and septic shock, as well as hard hitting areas such as brain stem death.
PROF. STEVE JONES
BMEDSCI, MBBS, MD, FRCP, MSC MEDED, FAOMED
Honorary consultant endocrinologist
Head of medical school Newcastle University
Prof Jones is a giant in this field, as head of the medical school at Newcastle University with a significant background in ensuring quality medical education. He is planning to deliver two talks on teaching in lectures and small groups.
DR. VIVESH JEYALAN
MB CHB, MRCP
Vish is a cardiology registrar in the UK. His talk on echocardiogram reports for the non cardiologist proved very popular.
DR. TIM SHIPLEY
Dr Shipley has done an excellent job in lending us his experience with renal patients in his talk about assessment of the sick dialysis patient. Be sure to have a look at this!
PROF. MARALYN DRUCE
MBBS, MA, FRCP, PHD, MMED, SFHEA
Professor of Endocrinology
We are grateful to have a contributor like Professor Druce behind our project. As well as contributing several brilliant talks, she is also a member of our advisory board.
DR. SONY ANTHONY
Dr Anthony has been a fantastic addition to our group. He spoke to us about changes to diabetes care delivery during COVID19; we can all learn from his approach to this problem.
DR. SAEED AHMED
MBCHB, MRCP, MSC
Dr Ahmed is a regional figure in nephrology and we were lucky enough to pin him down to talk to us about AKI in the setting of COVID19. Key viewing for any clinicians looking after patients with COVID19.
DR. MOHAMMED HUSSEIN
Dr Hussein is a core member of the VME team as well as being a contributor to our content! His recent talk on the approach to decompensated liver disease is concise and digestible, highly recommended.
DR. DAVID HOPKINS
Core Medical Trainee
Dr Hopkins is a content contributor and VME website manager. He provided a great talk on transfusion reactions with a focus on clinical decision making.
Transfusion laboratory manager
Marie is a transfusion laboratory manager working the UK with a passion for education. She contributed to our talk on acute transfusion reactions with more content on the way!
DR. VICTOR CHEW
Dr Chew is a recently appointed respiratory consultant who gave us a great account of his experience with clinical trials in the setting of COVID-19. We look forward to more from him!
RGN, BSC HONS, MSC, DIP
Lead Research Nurse
Jill was one of the panelists for our live webinar on research in COVID-19. As the lead research nurse for her hospital site, she certainly knows what she is talking about and is a great speaker. Excellent work.
DR. ANIL SHARMA
MD, FRCA, FFICM
Dr Sharma was another of the panelists for our live webinar on COVID-19 research. He is a consultant within ITU; having seen his fair share of cases and having recruited more than his fair share of patients!
DR. BEN PRUDON
MBCHB HONS, AFHEA, FRCP
PI RECOVERY Trial
Dr Prudon is a fantastic source of respiratory teaching and to top it off he was the RECOVERY PI in his region. Having lead the trial in his hospital, his commentary on his experience of this was very insightful.
Director of DiabTech
A very unique speaker, Tim Street, the director of the DiabTech company, sat down with Dr El-Sharefi to discuss automated insulin delivery. A very interesting perspective from a different flavour of speaker!
DR. MUHAMMAD ELAMIN
MBBS, MRCP, MSC MED TOX, PGCERT CLINED
Dr Elamin has an enthusiasm for education and was a highly experienced and valuable member of the panel for our talk on paracetamol poisoning.
DR. DINA MANSOUR
Dr Mansour was a brilliant addition to our discussion panel in our video on paracetamol poisoning. A wonderful speaker and apprecaited collaborator.
DR. KHALID SAIDMEERASAH
Khalid is a consultant Cardiologist in the UK with special interest in cardiac imaging and heart failure. He was part of the esteemed panel on the talk on echocardiogram for the non cardiologist.
Senior diabetes pharmacist
National diabetes champion
Hanna is a senior pharmacist for diabetes and endocrinology. Hannah is part of our core team and she was part of the panel which delivered the talk on paracetamol toxicity & liver failure. Much more to come for her and her committee.
DR. KRISHNA NAINENI
General Practitioner UK
Associate Tutor of Brighton & Sussex Medical school UK
Dr Naineni is a certified member of the International listening association (ILA). He is also a medical educator. He recorded a fantastic session on active listening.
DR. SHAFIE KAMARUDDIN
Dr Kamaruddin contributed to our talks on diabetes management, specifically continuous glucose monitoring. A fantastic speaker who we look forward to hearing more from!
DR. SARA GAAFER IBENAUF SULEIMAN
MBBS, FRCP, CCST, DPHIL (OXON)
Dr Suleiman is an experienced endocrinologist who guided us through the complex topic of severe insulin resistance and utilised her doctorate in genetics in diabetes to enrich our knowledge of diabetes types; an excellent addition to our contributors!
DR. ROISIN BEVAN
Training Programme Director
Dr Bevan was kind enough to share her gastroenterology experience in dealing with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. As an experience endoscopy operator, who could be better?
DR. ASHRAF ALKINAIN
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Laboratory Supervisor and Quality Manager
Dr Ashraf is a laboratory scientist based in Abu Dhabi. He has a role in quality management as well as a PhD in his field. His talk on laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 was insightful and relevant.
DR. WAIEL BASHARI
Dr Bashari is an endocrinology consultant working in Addenbrookes UK. Dr Bashari presented a fantastic talk on adrenal venous sampling, with a case based approach. Interesting, and a great resource for those with an endocrinology interest!
DR. ATAYEB ABDELAZIZ
Dr Abdelaziz was one of our early contributors to the VME MedBites series. He provided some clarity and direction on the subject of clinical-laboratory mismatch. We anticipate further contributions from Dr Abdelaziz!