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.
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
- Take Home messages to emphasise the clinical points
- Expert Commentary to integrate the material from the article into the current literature which it is intended to be useful for preparation of Journal Club and other clinical presentations.
- Multiple Choice Questions (using FRACP format and standard) to test understanding of the module content.
- Historical Context to provide a broader understanding of the Art and History of Endocrinology.
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 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.