Keith Vaz confirmed as keynote speaker at conference
Keith Vaz, MP and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, will deliver a keynote session at a major conference about the condition, it has been announced.
Organisers of the Diabetes Professional Care 2017 (DPC2017) event have confirmed Mr Vaz will present a talk entitled ‘Creating the Diabetes Village – Prevention is Better than Cure’ where he will discuss how it takes a ‘village’ of healthcare professionals to ensure people with diabetes get the best care.
Mr Vaz, who has type 2 diabetes himself, was first elected to Parliament in 1987. His interests include health issues, in particular diabetes prevention, and he has chaired the APPG for Diabetes since 2015.
He joins a stellar line-up of keynote speakers at DPC2017 including NHS England’s Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for obesity and diabetes and Dr Partha Kar, associate national director for diabetes.
DPC2017 is the UK’s only national free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions. Launched in 2015, the event’s focus is on real-world, practical education and innovative diabetes healthcare solutions.
Now in its third year, DPC2017 will take place on 15 and 16 November at Olympia, London. For further information and to register for free, click here.