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DPC2019 announces new ABCD theatre

Dr Dinesh Nagi

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, best known as ABCD, plans to work in collaboration with DPC.

As part of this new relationship between two of the most well-respected organisations, ABCD plans to host a dedicated conference theatre at the two-day event this October.

The announcement marks the ABCD’s goal to contribute to education and training of HCPs who work between primary and secondary care, delivering diabetes care.

The Chairman of ABCD, Dr Dinesh Nagi, said: “It felt like DPC was the perfect fit as it has successfully delivered vital CPD-accredited education for healthcare professionals in diabetes care. This is clear from the way it has successfully grown year-on-year.

“ABCD is predominantly an organisation for consultants and specialist trainees, but our theme for the next few years is to broaden our horizons and share our learning, education and training with more healthcare professionals working within the field of diabetes.”

Dr Nagi, who is also a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology MYT, added: “We should all have one major objective and that’s to work together to benefit people with diabetes. I can’t think of a better way to do this than to come together at the largest, free-to-attend diabetes conference in the country.”

Dr Nagi promises the symposium will address topical subjects, such as how to define type 2 diabetes remission and pregnancy for women with diabetes.

He said: “We are confident that our partnership with DPC will help us to achieve our other objectives, such as providing a specialist resource of information about diabetes care, ensuring those working within the field of diabetes receive high-quality training, and to promote awareness of the condition locally and nationally.”

Maggie Meer, who launched DPC in 2015, said: “From inception, my aim has been to provide healthcare professionals with free access to CPD-accredited education. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with ABCD, an extremely respected organisation among those working within diabetes care.

“We share many of the same objectives, such as promoting the delivery of joined-up care among the entire multi-disciplinary team, making ABCD an ideal partner for this year’s conference, which we promise will be even bigger and better than last year.”

DPC2019 moves to a bigger hall this year to meet demand and allow space for five brand-new specialist clinics. The free-to-attend, CPD-accredited education conference will be held on October 29 and 30.

Registration opens next week – to keep up-to-date with the latest announcements, or to reserve you free place, please click here.

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