Diabetes Professional Care 2018
Diabetes Professional Care 2018 (DPC2018) will once again return to Olympia, London on November 14 and 15, 2018.
Now in its fourth year, DPC2018 has quickly become the UK’s biggest national free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.
It provides a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals from across the diabetes arena to come together to share experiences, gain real-world learning from top practitioners and meet those shaping the future of diabetes care, all in one place.
Who is it for?
The event attracts healthcare professionals from across the spectrum, from GPs and practice nurses in primary care, to diabetes consultants and specialist nurses in secondary care, all the way to commissioners and CCG board members.
What is the aim of DPC?
From the beginning, DPC’s key objective has been to improve the lives of people with diabetes by helping healthcare professionals to understand and empathise with their patients, and increase their awareness of diabetes complications. As well as arming them with the skills and knowledge to provide better care for their patients, DPC’s focus is on helping them to empower their patients to manage their own condition.
What to expect this year
The conference’s diverse streams and sessions are designed to meet the breadth of interests among our delegates, and reflect the latest developments and key issues in diabetes care.
This year, the Diabetes Co-morbidities stream has been extended to run across both days of the show, to address the need for better awareness and training on the serious complications of diabetes. These sessions include a dedicated focus on: mental health and wellbeing; renal and diabetic kidney disease; cardiovascular disease; and diabetic retinopathy.
What else is new this year?
DPC Toolkits are being launched at a number of sessions, to provide ongoing support for healthcare professionals. These will comprise of an A5 folder with handy cards, featuring key takeaway learning points and reference material, which visitors can continue to use as guidance after the show and share with their teams.
An awards programme geared up to recognise excellence in the diabetes industry has also been launched in conjunction with The Diabetes Times.
The inaugural DPC Industry Awards has been developed to reward distinction shown by companies dedicated to improving diabetes care. There are 15 awards in total and will be awarded to all organisations working within diabetes care. Companies from the pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences industries working in diabetes care are being urged to enter into the awards, which aim to showcase success and innovation.
The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in London during DPC2018 on the evening of Wednesday, November 14, to mark World Diabetes Day.
Who will be speaking?
World-class practitioners and thought leaders are being brought together, including a series of high-profile names such as Professor Jonathan Valabhji, NHS England’s national clinical director for obesity and diabetes and Dr Partha Kar, the associate national clinical director, diabetes also with NHS England.
All speakers have been asked to present based on their knowledge and experience so they can share their expertise and knowledge on diabetes care and best practice.
The conference’s diverse streams and sessions have been designed to meet the breadth of interests among the delegates, and reflect the latest developments and key issues within the field of diabetes.
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