OPDN announces 2021 conference date

By Editor
7th December 2020
Coronavirus, Older people

COVID-19, diabetes and key issues to consider when managing acute illness in the frail and housebound will dominate the next Older Peoples Diabetes Network (OPDN) meeting in 2021. 

The last conference was cancelled because of the pandemic, so organisers have decided to take it online and have scheduled it to take place on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

The free webinar will start at 1pm and topics which will be covered over the course of the three-hour event will include the work of the multi-stakeholder National Advisory Panel on diabetes in care homes, screening for sensory loss in the legs and the latest developments in treating older adults with diabetes.

Professor Alan Sinclair, who will host the webinar, said: “COVID-19 has changed many things, including the way we approach care, so it’s vital that we come together and discuss these changes. We know that older people with diabetes are already at higher risk of developing complications and now there’s also the risk of COVID-19 thrown into the mix.

“The vaccine is on its way, but it’s important and our duty as healthcare professionals that we know the latest research and guidance, so we can ensure we’re giving all our patients the very best care possible.”

The OPDN network is hosted by the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (fDROP) which is devoted to translating research into effective clinical practice.

Registration details will be announced shortly.

Photo by Georg Arthur Pflueger on Unsplash

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