Education

A Practitioner’s Toolkit for the Management of the Menopause

This toolkit for managing the menopause has been endorsed by the International Menopause Society, the Australasian Menopause Society and the Jean Hailes Foundation.

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These algorithms and supporting document provide an accessible desk-top tool for health care practitioners caring for women at midlife.

The toolkit is now published on line in the journal Climacteric and can be accessed in full at http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/13697137.2014.929651

The toolkit has been endorsed by the International Menopause Society for global use.

 

The CEN Educational Modules

In 2013, the Endocrine Society of Australia joined the Society for Endocrinology (UK) in adopting Clinical Endocrinology (CEN) as their Society's official journal.

This was a stimulus for the Editors to activate an initiative, which had been planned for 2 years, to "unlock the educational potential" of the Journal. Although the Journal's Impact factor (currently 3.3) remains the key benchmark, the Editors believe that articles published in a Society's clinical journal should also be tailored for continuing education and specialist training.  With this goal in mind, CEN Educational modules are based on articles which are in press or recently published in CEN. The module expands the paper into a topic by including:

Revision Material to provide background The modules identify the components of the RACP and RCP's curricula which are covered by the module and each module has clearly defined Learning Objectives.  On completion of the module, a printed certificate documenting time spent on the module can be downloaded for CPD purposes.

The modules are accessible by registering at: www.wileyhealthlearning.com/cen

To date the website contains the following modules:

Module 1                Giant Prolactinoma

Module 2                 Metabolic consequences of long menstrual cycles

Module 3.                Pheochromocytoma crisis.

Module 4.                Maternal hypothyroxinaemia and its effects on the child.

Module 5                 Pubertal Gynaecomastia.   

Module 6                 Insulin autoimmune syndrome.

Module 7                 Fetal programming and maternal nutrition

Module 8                 Bone markers, Skeletal mineralisation and Small for Gestational Age

Module 9                 Mineralocorticoid replacement and 21 Hydroxylase deficiency and Transition care.

Module 10               Anti-Müllerian Hormone and PCOS

Module 11             BRAF V600E Mutations and the Prognosis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Module 12               Vitamin D Deficiency and replacement in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Module 13               Diagnosing unilateral primary (Hyper)aldosteronism

Modules due for release during 2015:

Module 14               Investigation of adrenal tumours: how to spot adrenocortical carcinoma

Module 15               Glucocorticoid replacement therapy in adrenal insufficiency

Module 16               Diagnosis and management of Graves’ thyrotoxicosis

Module 17               T cell receptor rearrangement excision circles in Graves’ – challenging the current paradigm of immune senescence in autoimmunity

Each module is written by either an advanced trainee or a consultant endocrinologist with an interest in the particular topic from Australia or the UK. The module is then reviewed by an expert in the field to ensure balance and validity of the material.

Rebecca Reynolds (R.Reynolds@ed.ac.uk) is the CEN Editor responsible for selecting papers for the modules and arranging authors and reviewers. She invites comments and contributors for this project.