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.

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MAVIN MACAULAY
MBBS, MRCP, MD

Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr. Macaulay contributed with a fantastic talk on statins intolerance dissecting myths from evidence. We look forward to more contributions from him.

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DR. FRANCESCA DENHAM
MBBS, MRCP

Consultant Geriatrician

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.

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EMMA SCOTT

BSC, PG CERT

Diabetes Podiatrist

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.

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CHRIS AITKIN
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

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DR. KERRI DEVINE
MB BCH (HONS), BSC (HONS), MRCP

Endocrinology trainee
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.

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DR. AHMED AL-SHAREFI
MBCHB, MRCP, MRCP ENDO

ST7 Endocrinology
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.

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DR. OWAIN LENG
MBCHB, BSC, MRCP, MSC

Consultant Endocrinologist
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.

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DR. JENNIFER YIU
MBBS, MRCP

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.

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LEONNIE PRINCE

Diabetes specialist dietician
VME Speaker

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.

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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.

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PROF. SIMON PEARCE
MBBS, MD, FRCP

Professor of Endocrinology
Senior lecturer

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.

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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.

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DR. CATHERINE NAPIER
MBBC, MRCP, PHD

Consultant Endocrinologist

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.

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DR. MAHIR HAMAD
MBBS, FRCP, FRCPI, FRCPSG

Acute medicine consultant
PACES examiner

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.

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DR. ARUTCHELVAM VIJAYARAMAN
MD, FRCP, MSC

Consultant Endocrinologist
Clinical Director

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!

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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.

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DR. NEIL ARCHIBALD
MBBCH, MRCP, MA, PHD

Consultant Neurologist

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.

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DR. SIMON ASHWELL
MBCHB, MD, FRCP

Consultant Endocrinologist

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.

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DR. RICHARD QUINTON
MBBCHIR, MA, MD, FRCP, CCST

Consultant Endocrinologist
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.

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DR. CAROLINE KIBBLER
MBBS, MRCP

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.

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DR. ALI ALDIBBIAT
MD, MPHIL, PHD, MRCP

Consultant Endocrinologist

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.

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JUHAIFA NAQASH
BPHARM (HONS), MBA

Clinical Pharmacist

Juhaifa is a clinical pharmacist and her video on conflict of interests between clinicians and pharma is certainly very thought provoking!

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MOHAMMED SHAWGI
MSC (NUCLEAR MEDICINE), MRCP

Consultant Radiologist

Dr.Shawgi sat down to record some talks on radiology topics such as CXR interpretation for NG tube placement.  Essential viewing for junior doctors!

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DR. ANJAN DHAR
MBBS, FRCP, MD, DM, AGAF, CERT MEDED

Reader in Medicine
Consultant Gastroenterologist

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.

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DR. SATH NAG
MBBS, FRCP

Consultant Endocrinologist

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.

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EIMAN MAGEED

ASCPI, MSC

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.

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ALAA A. E. DAFALLAH

FINAL YEAR MEDICAL STUDENT 

Students liaison

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

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DR. BEN TOMLINSON
MBCHB, MRCP

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!

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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.

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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.

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DR. VIVESH JEYALAN
MB CHB, MRCP

Cardiology Regstrar

Vish is a cardiology registrar in the UK. His talk on echocardiogram reports for the non cardiologist proved very popular.

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DR. TIM SHIPLEY
MBBS, MRCP

Renal Consultant

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!

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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.

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DR. SONY ANTHONY
MBBS, MRCP

Consultant Endocrinologist

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.

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DR. SAEED AHMED
MBCHB, MRCP, MSC

Renal Consultant
Interventional Nephrologist
Clinical Director 
BIMA Lead

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.

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DR. MOHAMMED HUSSEIN
MBBS, MRCP

Gastroenterology Registrar

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.

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DR. DAVID HOPKINS
MBCHB, MRCP

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.

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MARIE WALKER
MSC BMS

Biomedical Scientist
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!

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DR. VICTOR CHEW
MBCHB, MRCP

Respiratory Consultant

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!

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JILL DEANE
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.

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DR. ANIL SHARMA
MD, FRCA, FFICM

Cosultant Intensivist

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!

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DR. BEN PRUDON
MBCHB HONS, AFHEA, FRCP

Respiratory Consultant
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.

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TIM STREET

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!

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DR. MUHAMMAD ELAMIN
MBBS, MRCP, MSC MED TOX, PGCERT CLINED

Clinical Toxicologist

Dr Elamin has an enthusiasm for education and was a highly experienced and valuable member of the panel for our talk on paracetamol poisoning.

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DR. DINA MANSOUR
MBBS, MRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Mansour was a brilliant addition to our discussion panel in our video on paracetamol poisoning.  A wonderful speaker and apprecaited collaborator.

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DR. KHALID SAIDMEERASAH
MBBS, MRCP

Consultant Cardiologist

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.

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HANNAH BEBA

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.

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DR. KRISHNA NAINENI

MBBS, MRCGP

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.

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DR. SHAFIE KAMARUDDIN
CDDFT

Consultant Endocrinologist

Dr Kamaruddin contributed to our talks on diabetes management, specifically continuous glucose monitoring.  A fantastic speaker who we look forward to hearing more from!

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DR. SARA GAAFER IBENAUF SULEIMAN
MBBS, FRCP, CCST, DPHIL (OXON)

Consultant Endocrinologist

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!

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DR. ROISIN BEVAN
MBBS, MRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist
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?

 
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DR. ASHRAF ALKINAIN

BSc, PhD

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.  

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DR. WAIEL BASHARI

Consultant Endocrinologist

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!

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DR. ATAYEB ABDELAZIZ

MBBS, MRCP

Endocrinology Registrar

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!