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New specialist clinics to launch at DPC2019

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DPC2019 will feature five new, specialist clinics when the show returns to Olympia, London, on 29 and 30 October.

The clinics are: DPC Cardiovascular Clinic; DPC Kidney Clinic; DPC Eye Clinic; DPC Mental Health & Wellbeing Zone; and DPC Nutrition and Lifestyle Clinic.

The highly popular DPC Foot & Wound Clinic and DPC Hypo Hub & Simulator – launched two years ago at DPC2017 – will also return to DPC2019.

Each clinic will focus on sharing best practice and practical learning, to provide the entire multi-disciplinary team (MDT) with the skills and knowledge to help prevent, treat and manage diabetes, and its related conditions, while providing individualised care for people with diabetes.

Bigger venue for expanded programme

As reported last month, DPC2019 will also move to a larger venue – Olympia’s iconic National Hall – to meet increased demand for places and accommodate our expanded programme.

At the heart of DPC2019, our multi-stream conference will once again bring together world-class practitioners and thought leaders to share their expertise and knowledge on the latest developments and key issues in diabetes care.

This year’s conference streams are: Primary, Community & Specialist Care; Commissioning for Better Integrated Diabetes Care; Prevention & Obesity in Practice; TREND-UK & Injection Technique Matters (ITM) Theatre; T1 Diabetes; Paediatric to Adolescent & Crossover Care; and Technology.

Core themes and topics will include:

  • NHS Long-term Plan – what it means for you and your team.
  • Hear from the people you care for – people with diabetes will share their inspiring stories and unique insights, and will also participate in special panel sessions.
  • Applying care pathways and guidelines – our speakers will present real-world case studies and examples of implementing best practice techniques, from national policy to grassroots initiatives.

DPC2019 will also see the return of our hands-on, practical workshops. These informal, interactive sessions will enable participants to examine particular issues more closely and will cover a range of subjects put forward by HCPs, including diagnosis, consultation skills and sexual health.

Longer sessions with more interaction

In response to feedback from DPC2018 visitors, and in consultation with our esteemed Conference Steering Committee, we have made a number of other enhancements to this year’s event. These include:

  • More opportunities to have a say and ask questions relevant to your role – the length of all sessions and time between sessions have been extended to allow plenty of time for questions, to discuss ideas and be part of panel discussions.
  • Easier ways to choose the sessions for you and plan your day – we’ve made it simpler to identify which sessions are relevant for your role and levels of experience, while also ensuring the MDT is brought back together each day to collaborate.
  • The opportunity to develop your clinical skills by gaining hands-on experience – we’ve listened to your feedback on the skills you’re missing in practice and developed a programme to meet your needs.

“On 29 and 30 October, DPC2019 will bring together the entire diabetes MDT,” says Maggie Meer, DPC’s Founder. “Our objective is to support you in delivering joined-up care through sharing of best practice and experience between healthcare teams in primary, community, specialist care and CCGs.

“We understand the importance of having an inclusive and accessible forum for all professionals involved in delivering diabetes care pathways. So DPC2019 will again be completely free of charge for healthcare professionals, and will also feature a number of exciting additions and enhancements, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.” 

Register your interest

To register your interest for DPC2019 – which remains free to attend and CPD-accredited – and keep up to date with all our show news and developments, please click here.

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