Agenda released for Trend Diabetes National Conference 2024

Dietary approaches to obesity management and diabetic foot care will be among the topics discussed at this year’s Trend Diabetes National Nursing Conference.

This year’s event is called ‘Navigating the Path Through Diabetes’ and it will have a strong focus on education.

The annual conference is free to all nurses working in diabetes care and healthcare professionals in the UK interested in diabetes care and will feature talks from a range of leading speakers in the field.

Debbie Hicks and June James – Co-Chairs of Trend Diabetes and Independent Consultants – Diabetes Nursing – will be chairing the conference.

“We are inviting all healthcare professionals to attend the conference as we dive deep into cutting-edge insights, strategies, and innovations in diabetes care,” said Debbie.

June added: “We are proud to bring you insights from the best minds in the field. This year’s speaker line-up features presentation sessions from a diverse array of speakers in the field of diabetes, each bringing unique discussions to the forefront.”

Sessions during the conference will include:

  • Trend Diabetes update by June James
  • NHS Obesity strategy: how does this work in practice? By Kamlesh Khunti in London and Stephen Lawrence in Birmingham and Newcastle. Kamlesh is a Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) – a world-renowned centre answering the global challenge of type 2 diabetes and long-term conditions through leading research, education and innovation. Stephen is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Warwick and a Primary Care Clinical Lead in Chatham. In addition, he has served in a joint role of Primary Care Medical Advisor for Diabetes UK and Clinical Diabetes Lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is also a former Committee Member of the PCDS
  • Dietary approaches to obesity management by Alison Barnes. Alison is a Bank Lead Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is also the study dietitian for the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) in Tyneside
  • The diabetic foot by Fran Game. Fran is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Trans-gender population and CV risk by Kaustubh Nisal. Kaustubh is a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Endocrinology Lead for the Nottingham centre for Transgender Health.

The conference will take place on Friday, June 7, at the Thistle Marble Arch in London and then again on Friday, June 14, at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

The informative event will also be returning to the Hilton in Newcastle on Friday, June 21, after the success of the inaugural Trend Diabetes conference in the North East last year.

The events are free to attend, with spaces expected to fill up fast due to limited capacity at all three venues.

The organisers have advised those wishing to attend not to register for all three events as the same programme is ran on each day. They have also requested that tickets are not block booked, so just one booking per person.

To see the agenda click here.

Register your free place here:

London – Friday, June 7

Birmingham – Friday, June 14

Newcastle – Friday, June 21

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