Major plans for DPC2019 revealed
A series of specialist new clinics will be at the heart of a revamped programme at Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (DPC2019), with organisers promising the biggest event yet.
In December, we reported how DPC2019 was moving to a bigger venue to cater for demand,staying at Olympia London but moving to its National Hall – allowing for larger theatre capacities and space for additional new streams.
The free-to-attend, CPD-accredited education conference will be held on October 29 and 30 and today Healthcare Publishing & Events, which stages the show, has today announced further details planned for this year.
Alongside the dynamic new specialist clinics and the bigger venue, the other new changes being brought in for DPC2019 in response to feedback from DPC2018, include:
- More opportunities to have a say and ask questions relevant to your role – the length of all sessions and time between sessions have been extended to allow plenty of time for questions, to discuss ideas and be part of panel discussions.
- Easier ways to choose the sessions and plan your day – organisers have made it simpler to identify relevant sessions and levels of experience, while also ensuring the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is brought back together each day to collaborate.
- The opportunity to develop your clinical skills by gaining hands-on experience across different therapy areas and to practise as you learn from expert practitioners.
There will be a total of six specialist clinics with dedicated programmes, including:
The move to introduce these major changes to further improve the show follows last year’s record-breaking DPC, where 4,195 delegates attended the event staged on November 14 and 15, up from an impressive 3,235 the previous year.
The conference was launched by Maggie Meer in 2015 to provide healthcare professionals with free access to CPD-accredited education. Maggie, who has type 2 diabetes and set up the conference in a bid to improve care, said: “On 29 and 30 October, DPC2019 will bring together the entire diabetes MDT. Our objective is to support you in delivering joined-up care through sharing of best practice and experience between healthcare teams in primary, community, specialist care and CCGs.
“We understand the importance of having an inclusive and accessible forum for all professionals involved in delivering diabetes care pathways. So DPC2019 will again be completely free of charge for healthcare professionals, and will also feature a number of exciting additions and enhancements, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.”
DPC2018 featured an eight-stream conference programme, including an outstanding line-up of policymakers, key opinion leaders and experienced practitioners working on the frontline of diabetes care.
A survey covering 11% of DPC2018 visitors, revealed that 81% of delegates said that they thought the event would result in better care for people with diabetes, while 96% viewed DPC as a place to learn about new and existing innovations and products.
Almost all of the survey respondents (98%) said they would attend DPC again, 92% reported that they took away new learning and/or skills that they could use straight away and 90% said that DPC was as, or more, important than any other diabetes event.
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