Monogenic diabetes training course planned
Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to attend a monogenic diabetes training course next year.
The two-day February event will be hosted by Professor Maggie Shepherd and Professor Andrew Hattersley in Exeter and is aimed at consultants, specialist registrars and experienced diabetes specialist nurses.
The content has been designed to help busy clinicians recognise and treat people with maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), and other forms of monogenic diabetes. It will focus on the current practices and new developments in the management of monogenic diabetes.
It will take place on Wednesday,January 31 to Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel and has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.
The programme will include plenary lectures on major topics delivered by Professor Hattersley and his team of international experts. Separate small group case-based discussions will focus on key themes. There will also ample opportunity for interaction, networking and multi-disciplinary team development.
Highlights will include common forms of monogenic diabetes, how to diagnose and managing the treatment, as well as looking at complex genetic syndromes with diabetes and genetic testing in the future.
One delegate who attended the 2017 CPD-accredited training course said it was the “best course” they had ever attended and another called it an “extremely worthwhile and valuable course”.
Those interested in attending must register online or more information contact the course coordinator Becky Dobbs on R.A.Dobbs@exeter.ac.uk or by telephoning +44 1392 408182