DPC2018 conference programme – sneak preview

Dr Partha Kar
Dr Partha Kar

The DPC2018 conference programme is shaping up to be our most outstanding and comprehensive yet. Bringing together top thought leaders and leading practitioners involved in diabetes care, it will comprise eight streams to address the diverse interests and educational needs of DPC’s visitors.

We’ll unveil the programme next month, but can give you a preview of some of the sessions and speakers we have already lined up:

  • Now an eagerly awaited fixture at DPC, the opening keynote session will again be delivered by Prof Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England, and Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes, NHS England.
  • In the Commissioning stream, Dr Tony Willis, Clinical Director for Diabetes, North West London STP, will share his experience on the ‘Reality of delivery transformation in diabetes care – toolkit for success’. This stream will also feature a session on: ‘How to deliver patient self-management and behaviour change at scale – lessons for the NHS’.
  • This year, we’ve extended the Diabetes Co-morbidities stream to both days of the show, to reflect the vital requirement for better education and information on diabetes complications. The stream will include a dedicated focus on mental health, renal & diabetic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetic retinopathy. Sessions will include: ‘Diabetic kidney disease’, presented by Dr Kevin Fernando, GP & Partner, North Berwick Health Centre; and ‘Case study of service change’, delivered by Anne Moore, Northumberland Mental Health Trust.

“We are very excited about our DPC2018 conference, which again will focus strongly on developing real-world learning and practical skills among our delegates of healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care,” says Toby Baker, Event Director, DPC. “In particular this year, we will be addressing the need for better awareness and training on diabetes co-morbidities, by extending this stream to both days of the conference.”

Check the DPC website and Twitter account for further announcements on the DPC2018 conference, workshops and special feature programmes.

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