Diabetes Week: A note from DPC2019 founder Maggie Meer
As we approach the fifth edition of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) this October, I’m proud to see that the event has grown in both size and value for our visitors and the wider diabetes community.
DPC has become a key event in the diabetes calendar because it gives healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn, and meet each other in a collaborative environment, completely free of charge. We’ve really worked hard this year to put together a programme that meets the educational needs of all healthcare professionals. And, with the move to a bigger hall, we are excited to be launching a series of new practical clinics, dedicated to diabetes comorbidity areas.
Each year, Diabetes Week marks an important milestone in the planning of our annual conference, with only four months to go until we open the doors to thousands of healthcare professionals at Olympia, London.
Now more than ever, attitudes, guidelines and approaches are changing based on new research and DPC2019 is taking full advantage of this in a bid to help healthcare professionals, like you, raise the standard of care for all.
DPC is unlike any other event, as it brings together everyone in diabetes care under one roof. We believe that it is of vital importance that healthcare professionals are helped to work in partnership with each other to promote better outcomes and prevent serious diabetes-related conditions. So, this year we have a real focus on multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working through a series of panel-style discussions which will tackle key issues from an integrated care perspective.
I am passionate about the work we’re doing because it is also helping to improve the public’s understanding of diabetes and giving everyone involved the opportunity to discuss solutions directly with policy makers during interactive sessions.
In addition, we’re bringing the patient voice to the forefront by providing a platform for people with diabetes to share their experiences over the course of the two-day conference. We will have patient speakers throughout the programme. We will also present a DPC ‘patient wall’ which will display messages and statistics from our patient survey, produced in partnership with the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF).
We have many more exciting announcements to be made in the coming weeks, so stay tuned and please let your colleagues know that DPC is open for them too!
Maggie Meer, DPC founder