Experts set for Diabetes UK conference

By Editor
24th February 2016
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More than 2,800 experts in the field of diabetes are expected to attend a conference focused on all aspects of the condition next week.

The three-day Diabetes UK Professional Conference, which takes place at Glasgow’s SECC, will start on Wednesday, March 2.

The conference attracts attendees from a wide range of backgrounds, including basic or clinical scientists, healthcare professionals, representatives of charitable or voluntary organisations, pharmaceutical representative and medical students.

Programme highlights will include a variety of leading speakers and plenary sessions on new outcome trials in type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The prestigious Diabetes UK Named Lectures and Rank Nutrition Lecture will be delivered by leading academics who have been nominated by colleagues and elected by the Diabetes UK Healthcare Professional Groups.

On Friday the ‘hot topic’ sessions will feature research news from the diabetes clinics around the world.

There will also be a stand-alone workshop track across all three days of the conference which will provide hands-on training and structured education from leading experts, including psychosocial and all aspects of diabetes care.

Calum Sutherland, the chair of the Professional Conference Organising Committee and reader at the University of Dundee, said: “In essence there should be something exciting for every diabetes-associated professional discipline, a truly ‘not-to-be-missed’ occasion for those who care about improving care and preventing future diabetes.”

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