NICE chair Prof David Haslam to present DPC2018 keynote

Prof David Haslam
Prof David Haslam

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Haslam, chair of NICE (National Institute of Healthcare and Excellence), will deliver the opening keynote session on the second day of DPC2018.

Entitled ‘Excellence across the care pathway: NICE and diabetes’, the session will provide delegates with the most up-to-date recommendations from NICE about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, including information about national guidance. The presentation will also cover how NICE’s evidence-based recommendations are developed, and share how patients, carers and the public are involved in their development.

Prof Haslam was formerly President and Chairman of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, President of the British Medical Association, Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University. He was also a GP in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for over 35 years. He has written 13 books, mainly on health topics for the lay public, and well over 1,000 articles. In 2014 he was named by Debretts and the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential and inspirational people in the UK.

Other DPC2018 keynote speakers will include Prof Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England, and Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes, NHS England, who will open the conference with their session on 14 November.

Keep a check on the DPC website and Twitter for news on further keynotes and other conference sessions at DPC2018.

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