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Celebration of diabetes industry returns to recognise excellence and innovation

By Editor
24th June 2019

The UK’s biggest conference for healthcare professionals working in diabetes has announced plans to expand its industry awards programme after a successful inaugural year. 

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) staged the first Industry Awards at its 2018 conference, with 14 prizes being awarded on the evening of day one, Wednesday, November 14, at Olympia London, which was World Diabetes Day.

To build on the success, DPC are pleased to welcome Liberum Independent Medical Education on board as an Award Sponsor, and a further four categories have been added to the new-look programme.

DPC has again teamed up with the Diabetes Times in the project, which aims to showcase success and innovation across the industry including pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences nutrition and lifestyle, digital health, foot and wound care, prevention and education industries working in diabetes care.

Entries are now open and the deadline is August 31. The ceremony will take place on the evening of the first day of DPC19, Tuesday, October 29. 

These prestigious accolades will be judged independently by leading professionals from the diabetes community.The top award, ‘The Diabetes Times Excellence Award’, will be judged and presented by the Editor of The Diabetes Times, Oliver Jelley.

The 2019 DPC Industry Awards categories

1.     Medical Education Campaign of the Year
2.     HCP Education Programme of the Year
3.     Patient Education Programme of the Year
4.     Innovation Award
5.     Marketing Campaign of the Year
6.     Digital Health Initiative of the Year
7.     Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Award
8.     Healthy Living Initiative of the Year
9.     Type 1 Diabetes Initiative of the Year
10. Research Project of the Year
11. New Product of the Year
12. Most Influential Technology Company of the Year
13. Industry Collaboration of the Year
14. Charity of the Year
15. Medical Device Company of the Year
16. Life Sciences Company of the Year
17. Pioneer of the Year (Individual)
18. The Diabetes Times Excellence Award – Chosen by Editor of The Diabetes Times

DPC founder Maggie Meer said: “We’re thrilled to be launching the second-annual DPC Industry Awards on the back of a successful first year. We welcome on board our awards programme sponsors and thank them for their support. These awards are about recognising and rewarding the crucial role organisations play in developing and providing products, services and research and education for HCPs that enable people with diabetes to have better outcomes.”

Liberum providebespoke independent medical education programmes, supported by arm’s-length funding.Celeste Kolanko, Managing Director of Liberum IME, said: “To deliver the best patient care possible, HCPs must receive quality education. Our international initiative, Diabetes Knowledge in Practice, has already helped over 2,500 HCPs optimise patient care, and we’re only just getting started. We are looking for supporters to help us continue to expand the initiative and address real educational needs – for more information, contact me at”

DPC is the UK’s largest free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference for healthcare professionals working in diabetes care. Due to increased demand, the conference is moving to a larger hall within Olympia London, when the two-day show will open on October 29. A series of specialist new clinics will be at the heart of a revamped programme, with organisers promising the biggest meeting yet. Registration for healthcare professionals is already open.

For more information about the awards, click here.

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