Benefits of Membership

ABCD benefits its members by:  
 

Representing

  • Membership of the UK’s leading specialist association of clinical and academic diabetologists
  • Representing Diabetologists in national health decision making by influencing health policy and improving clinical practice at the highest levels in the organisation of the national health service (Click HERE for more on this)
  • Committed to the preservation and support of diabetes specialist care services
  • Supporting the growth of local secondary care diabetes services to provide leadership and guidance for local diabetes communities
  • Representing diabetes specialists who also practice endocrinology, general medicine and acute medicine and understanding the resulting multiple pressures particularly in the current financial climate

Educating

  • Meetings designed for busy clinicians: Thursday evening lecture, networking and conference dinner; Friday clinical educational meeting covering Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Complimentary hard copy subscription (UK members only) to ABCD's Journal - The British Journal of Diabetes  delivered directly to you
  • Quarterly Chairman’s ebulletin / newsletter providing current updates
  • Free on-line access to Practical Diabetes – the peer reviewed journal most dedicated to providing practical support to those involved in diabetescare on the front line
  • Discounted delegate rates for members which offset the annual subscription
  • Provision of high quality training for Specialist Registrars in diabetes and endocrinology
  • Opportunites to contribute to and learn from national audits of new therapies eg exenatide and liraglutide
  • Opportunities to set up and run your own nationwide audits or surveys through our Sharepoint website
  • RSS feeds from our major speciality journals through the ABCD website

Supporting and Mentoring

  • Networking with fellow diabetologists who face the same pressures throughout the UK at the 3 meetings each year
  • Supporting the development of newly appointed consultants through a national mentoring programme
  • Speciality support for revalidation
  • Support for members’ applications under the Department of Health’s Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)
  • Access to contact details of other ABCD members via the online directory
  • Access to the members area of our website
  • Providing specific SpR benefits
  • Meetings and travel grants of up to £1000 for attendance at international meetings
  • Free attendance at the ABCD-YDF Kings Fund SpR Leadership Course for SpRs in their final year of training - an opportunity only available to ABCD members
  • Discounted rates for diabetes trainees to attend ABCD meetings
  • Annual SpR meetings