Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG) are delighted to announce their sponsorship of 3 CoMICs team members to the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Conference in 2022 - #eECE2022.

One of the aims of the ADSHG is to improve medical awareness of our rare endocrine condition in the medical community. This is why we are delighted to be sponsoring 3 CoMICs members, an international group of health professionals and medical students, to attend the #eECE2022 conference. We hope our sponsorship will promote endocrinology as an exciting and developing area, enticing medical students to stay and grow in this speciality.

The ADSHG first became involved with CoMICs in October 2020, when we spotted their fantastic infographic video explaining Primary Adrenal Insufficiency to the medical community.  This bite size video looks at adrenal insufficiency, explains aetiology, sign and symptoms, investigations, management, adrenal crisis and the vital patient training in sick day rules, administering the emergency injection and carrying the NHS steroid card.

Members of the expert Endocrine review panel for the video included ADSHG Trustee Dr Helen Simpson and Addison's Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) member Professor Wiebke Arlt. You can watch the video on our Medics page and also CoMICs YouTube channel.

CoMICs & ADSHG Video Collaboration

Explaining Addison’s and adrenal insufficiency can be difficult and confusing for many. So we’ve been working with the CoMICs team to produce a new video and poster series, this time aimed at people with Addison’s and adrenal insufficiency and all those who support them.

The 3-part video series explains:

  1. What is Addison’s disease
  2. How to diagnose and treat Addison’s disease.
  3. What is adrenal crisis and how to manage it.

Watch our 3-part video series with CoMICs on YouTube

Dr Punith Kempegowda comments:

“Our CoMICs team are excited with this opportunity to collaborate with ADSHG to create the 3-part video series and posters."

"With this initiative, we aim to bring together medical students and junior doctors who will be the future healthcare leaders to work closely with patient support groups. This initiative will also make these resources more diverse and inclusive spanning across sex and ethnicity."

"We are truly grateful for the sponsorship of three of our team members to attend #eECE2022 in recognition of their hard work and dedication towards improving the awareness of Addison’s disease and other endocrine conditions.”

The first video is released on Rare Disease Day – 28th February 2021. We have some more exciting news involving CoMICs to reveal on Rare Disease Day, so be sure to follow both our social media accounts to hear more.

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Special thanks to CoMICs team members:

Dr Punith Kempegowda,

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research; University of Birmingham, UK

Dwi Delson,

3rd year Medical Student, University of Dundee, UK

Emma Ooi,

5th year Medical Student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Malaysia Campus

Soon Chee Yap,

3rd year Medical Student, University of Dundee, UK

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