At the heart of DPC2019, our multi-stream conference will bring together world-class practitioners and thought leaders to share their expertise and knowledge on diabetes care and best practice.
The conference’s diverse streams and sessions are designed to meet the breadth of interests among our delegates, and reflect the latest developments and key issues in diabetes care. This year’s streams are:
Primary, Community & Specialist Care
This stream aims to bring together the entire multi-disciplinary team and other key stakeholders in diabetes care. The programme includes keynote lectures on national and policy level updates and announcements, along with panel sessions aimed at stoking debate and inspiring HCPs to work together to improve diabetes care.
Commissioning for Better Integrated Diabetes Care
A programme of content specifically for visitors who are commissioners or directly involved in diabetes and related conditions commissioning, as well as policy level visitors. This includes examples of excellence and best practice in commissioning of products and services. It also covers how commissioning teams can better support integrated care and MDT working, and work more closely with their HCP colleagues to deliver optimum patient outcomes.
Prevention & Obesity in Practice
Prevention focuses on type 2 diabetes prevention, and also touches on the prevention of complications and related conditions for people with diabetes. Content will include the latest updates and results from the NHS T2 Diabetes Prevention Programme, along with sessions aimed at different visitor groups.
Obesity in Practice is aimed at all HCPs who come into contact with obese patients and those at risk of obesity. The Public Health England Obesity team will share what’s being done at national level while specialist clinicians will speak about the risks of obesity to overall health, and resources and treatment options.
TREND-UK & Injection Technique Matters (ITM) Theatre
This popular DPC area focuses on educating nurses across all specialisms and healthcare settings. With an emphasis on practical clinical skills development and understanding of best practice via interactive sessions, the TREND-UK and ITM Theatre has injection technique training at its heart. HCPs can also participate in demonstrations, led by highly experienced diabetes specialist nurses/nurse consultants.
The latest type 1 diabetes guidelines and best practice examples from around the UK. This will include a special focus on T1 education and self-management programmes, T1 medication and insulin delivery for those using both MDI and advanced tech, including continuous glucose monitoring and closed loop pump technology.
Paediatrics to Adolescent & Crossover Care
This stream provides healthcare professionals from paediatric and paediatric diabetes specialist teams with an update on the latest guidelines surrounding Paediatric and Young Persons diabetes care. Sessions will address the challenges of supporting young people with diabetes via practical role play and case study scenarios, and patient speakers.
The latest information on tech products and services for diabetes care, presented in a format that empowers HCPS to better educate their patients on the technology they prescribe. This includes support with interpreting data for improving patient outcomes across the range of tech being used by people with diabetes and, also, help with using the tech itself so HCPs can instruct their patients in practice. A key theme will be Digital Health and its future in diabetes prevention and management, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Diabetes Digital Pilot.