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Diabetes in older people conference to take place

By Editor
28th June 2017
Older people

Healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes in older people are being encouraged to attend a conference which will be dedicated to the subject.

The 4th National Conference of the Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN) is set to take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in London from 08.30am to 4.30pm.

It will be led by the network’s clinical lead Professor Alan Sinclair and the agenda will include sharing good practice and developmental updates within the field of diabetes and older people.

International guidelines on managing frailty in older people with diabetes will also be unveiled at the event, which follow the work of the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People (EDWPOP) and International Experts in the field.

Professor Sinclair said: “This year we will also be looking at the many different factors which could influence the survival rates in older people with diabetes. We’ll also provide an update on dementia and diabetes, and examine the costs of care of older people with diabetes.

“The event and network is for anybody working in, or with an interest in, the field of older people with diabetes and we look forward to meeting with and welcoming all delegates. We also hope to see clinicians from primary care attending as well as representatives from CCGs. We will be using the event to showcase the latest innovations and successes in the field of diabetes and older people.”

A series of high-profile speakers will be appearing including Professor Angus Forbes from King’s College, London and names will be announced closer to the event, along with a confirmed venue.

The OPDN is hosted by RIA Diabetes & Education, an organisation dedicated to excellence in diabetes education and care.

The aim of network to bring together health and social care professionals who share the aim of ensuring older people with diabetes get the highest quality of care.

To register to attend the national conference, click here.

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