Good practice shared at diabetes conference
Good practice and the latest diabetes developments were on the agenda at a major conference in London.
Up to 3,000 healthcare professionals with an interest in the condition came together this week at the Diabetes Professional Care event which started on Wednesday at London’s Olympia.
Keynote presentations from NHS England and The Diabetes Think Tank were unveiled and a range of diabetes experts and healthcare professionals shared their insights across an array of critical subjects.
The free-two day conference included a multi-stream programme, which covered the full diabetes spectrum from technologies, diagnostics and prevention to commissioning, pediatrics and primary and secondary care.
A live debate focussing on what a person with diabetes should eat was held and the Innovation Zone showcased exciting start-ups in technology healthcare.
For the first time ever, Professor Jonathan Valabhji, the national clinical director for obesity and diabetes at NHS England and Dr Partha Kar, associate national clinical director for diabetes at NHS England took to the stage together to present the show’s first keynote session.
Professor Valabhji discussed diabetes and the NHS in England in November 2016, while Dr Kar concluded by looking at ‘The art of the possible’.
In a major show coup, Beverley Bryant, director of strategic systems at NHS England, talked about how new technologies are going to change the face of diabetes.
Industry led workshops also took place allowing participants to mindshare and exchange useful advice.
A Commissioning Workshop promoted best practice and helped delegates to facilitate sharing of experience and allowed for frank and honest conversation.