DPC2018 conference programme launches online

Gerry Rayman
Gerry Rayman

The main conference programme for Diabetes Professional Care 2018 is now available for viewing on the DPC website.

Taking place at Olympia, London, on 14 and 15 November, this year’s show will again provide a platform for the foremost practitioners, thought leaders and policy makers in diabetes care to share their knowledge and experience with visitors.

At DPC2018’s heart is the multi-track conference, with eight different streams of content to ensure we cover delegates’ diverse interests and educational needs. The agenda covers a wealth of topics in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, with increased emphasis this year on diabetes co-morbidities, to reflect the need for greater awareness and training on the serious complications of diabetes.

“Since the launch of DPC in 2015, our mission has been to give healthcare professionals the skills and expertise to provide the very best care for their patients with diabetes,” says Maggie Meer, Founder, DPC. “Key to this is putting together a conference programme that focuses on the latest real-world learning, practical education and innovative diabetes healthcare solutions.

“We are also honoured to welcome an exceptional line-up of speakers, with many popular speakers from former DPC events returning to this year’s conference and other diabetes experts making their first appearance at DPC2018.”

Heading the conference will be DPC2018’s esteemed keynote speakers, including NHS England’s Prof Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity & Diabetes, and Dr Partha Kar, National Associate Clinical Director Diabetes, who will again open the conference with their update from NHS Diabetes.

Dr Kar will also be joined by Prof Gerry Rayman, later on the first day of the show, for their keynote on GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time). Prof Rayman is Head of Service at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, the Diabetic Foot Clinic and Lead of the Diabetes Research Unit, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust.

Opening the conference on the second day, Prof David Haslam, Chair of NICE (National Institute of Healthcare and Excellence), will deliver a keynote on ‘Excellence across the care pathway: NICE and diabetes’.

Other DPC2018 conference highlights will include:

  • Setting up an integrated care service in practice – one-stop session to help bring together the MDT and commissioning team. Dr David Lipscomb, Diabetes Clinical Lead, South East Clinical Networks
  • The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: progress and implementation. Matt Fagg, Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Programme
  • The benefits of CGM for patients with T1D – review of the scientific evidence on clinical outcomes and opportunities for NHS funding. Prof Nick Oliver, Professor of Human Metabolism & Diabetes & Endocrinology Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • Childhood obesity and T2 diabetes – spotting it early and tools for combatting it. Charlotte Hewitson, Children’s Dietician, Multispeciality Outpatients Department
  • How to deliver patient self-management and behaviour change at scale; 2017-18 outcome data with key lessons for the NHS. John Grumitt, CEO & Vice President, Changing Health, Diabetes UK
  • Type 2 diabetes remission – study review and what has happened since in practice. Prof Roy Taylor, Newcastle University

To view the full conference programme, including streams, session titles and speakers, visit the DPC website.

To ensure you don’t miss out on any of these sessions, register here for your free place at DPC2018.

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