World-class practitioners to present at DPC 2018
World-class practitioners and thought leaders are being brought together at the UK’s biggest conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals working in diabetes.
Diabetes Professional Care 2018 (DPC2018) has announced its programme which includes 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.
Maggie Meer, founder of the event, said: “This year, we’ve extended the diabetes co-morbidities stream to 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.
“We are also introducing DPC Toolkits at a number of sessions, to provide ongoing support for healthcare professionals. These will comprise 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.”
Diabetes Professional Care has become a major annual event for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.
Now in its fourth year, DPC is the UK’s only free CPD-accredited diabetes conference for healthcare professionals. It is set to take place on 14 and 15 November at Olympia, London.
Ms Meer added: “All DPC2018’s sessions reflect our continued commitment to improving the care of people with diabetes. Our programme focuses strongly on developing practical skills and real-world learning for HCPs at all levels – from GPs and nurses in primary care, through to diabetes specialist nurses and consultants, up to commissioners and CCG board members.
“We have also listened to our visitors and industry partners, and introduced content to address their most pressing concerns.”
The full DPC2018 conference programme is currently available on the website. Here are some more highlights that can be expected in the November event.
- Update on Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) guidelines and plans for CQC and inpatient care. Dr Mike Sampson, Consultant Diabetologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals
- Individualising diabetes care for older people with a focus on frailty. Professor Alan Sinclair, National Clinical Lead for the Older Peoples Diabetes Network (OPDN) and Director of Diabetes Frail
- Substance misuse and the impact on diabetes. Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant & FIT UK
- Diabetes consultancy pearls. Dr Kevin Fernando, GP & Partner, North Berwick Health Centre
- Biosimilar insulin – what does it mean for people with diabetes? Guest Speaker
- Tips for safer acute care for patients with diabetes. Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospital Southampton
This year also sees the launch of the DPC Industry Awards, which have been developed in partnership with The Diabetes Times to reward distinction shown by organisations dedicated to improving diabetes care. Click here to register for free.