Thousands set to attend leading diabetes conference

More than 5,000 healthcare professionals are expected at a national conference known as the “must-attend event” for everyone involved in the treatment and management of diabetes.

Diabetes Professional Care is the UK’s leading conference for healthcare professionals working in diabetes and provides free education to support the NHS to improve care.

A wide range of healthcare professionals, including Diabetes Specialist Nurses, practice nurses, GPs, consultants, podiatrists and dietitians, will attend the conference along with the diabetes leads from Strategic Clinical Networks from across the UK.

Representatives from nursing organisation TREND-UK, the Diabetes Specialist Nurse Forum UK and the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care will also be in attendance.

The free-to-attend, CPD-accredited education event takes place on Wednesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 17, at London Olympia.

Agnes Jacobs, Content Lead for Diabetes Professional Care, said: “This year’s event promises to be one of the very best conferences we have ever staged.

“We have incredible world class speakers who are shaping the future of diabetes care and our CPD accredited programme covers a broad range of education and clinical skills training which will benefit healthcare professionals of all specialisms and all levels of experience.

“Attendees will be able to learn about all the latest guidance updates, the growing role of digital technology and service innovations.

“There will also be the opportunity to meet exciting exhibitors who will be showcasing the latest diabetes products and services.

“We recognise the vital role played by the UK’s diabetes healthcare professionals and are proud to support them.”

Day one highlights include:

  • NHS Diabetes Programme update by Professor Partha Kar and Professor Jonathan Valabhji
  • Type 2 diabetes: Now understandable all the way to remission of type 2 – Professor Roy Taylor
  • Diabetes and dementia – Dr Amar Puttanna
  • Opthalmology: Update on emerging evidence, therapeutics and management – Nurse Consultant Adam Mapani MBE
  • Food addiction: prevalence, screening and management – Dr Jen Unwin
  • SGLT2 inhibition in people with heart failure – what does the evidence tell us? – Dr Jim Moore, President of Primary Care Cardiovascular Society
  • Injection technique – Nurse Consultant Debbie Hicks, Co-chair of Trend Diabetes and Chair of Injection Technique Matters Initiative
  • How to use CGM in Primary Care – Professor Pratik Choudhary.

Day two highlights include:

  • Latest evidence supporting the use of Flash Glucose Monitoring in people with diabetes – Dr Lalantha Leelarathna
  • Implementing the 2022 National Advisory Panel for Care Home (NAPCHD) Diabetes recommendations – let’s not waste this major multiagency initiative – Professor Alan Sinclair
  • Big Guideline Debate – Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacist Ines Fonseca, Dr Kevin Fernando and Professor David Strain
  • Managing the transition from paediatric to adult care – Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Jackie Elliott
  • Update to JBDS guidelines – Professor Ketan Dhatariya
  • Diabetes Hyperglycaemic emergencies: Detection, management and prevention – June James, Co-founder and Co-chair of Trend Diabetes.

To register for the Diabetes Professional Care conference, click here.

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