‘Landmark’ diabetes event set to take place

By Editor
27th January 2016
Good practice, Latest news Type 2 prevention

Experts and members of the public with an interest in diabetes are set to gather next week for an international conference on the condition.

The International Diabetes Conference, will take place at the House of Commons and is being by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes (APPG).

It has been described as a “landmark event” in Parliament’s approach to raising awareness and sharing type 1 and type 2 best practice.APPG poster for the conference

The summit will take place on Wednesday, February, 3, 2016 from 10am-4pm.

Keynote speakers who have been confirmed include the Rt Hon Keith Vaz, who is also the APPG chair, His Excellency Said Aidi, Minister for Health of Tunisia, Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister and Dr Petra Wilson, chief executive of the International Diabetes Federation.

Mitigating risks

The day will also include interactive workshops, which will be led by some of the leading figures and organisations involved in diabetes care in the UK. The main focus will be on variations in care and mitigating risks of complications and prevention, secondary prevention and lifestyle.

Members of Parliament will attend, alongside clinicians, healthcare professionals, charity staff and local government representatives. The conference is also open to members of the public who have an interest in diabetes.

To confirm attendance or to find out more information, contact Amelia on diabetes.conference.2016@outlook.com.

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