Programme unveiled for free diabetes conference

By Editor
12th July 2017
CPD, Education Good practice

An esteemed public health doctor and a leading diabetes consultant have been unveiled as part of the line-up for this year’s Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) conference. 

Professor Sir Muir Gray, who is the director of Better Value Healthcare and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust will deliver two sessions at the event, along with Dr Mayank Patel, a consultant from University Hospital, Southampton ,will consider the impact of hospital admission on diabetes control.

As part of the recently announced programme, Professor Sir Denis Pereira-Gray, Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter, and former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, will address the need for general practice to be fairly represented in standard setting groups.

Now in its third year, DPC has become an annual highlight for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes and its related conditions. It will take place at Olympia, London on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Diabetes solutions

DPC’s aim is to provide the best real-world education, delivered by some of the most senior and respected diabetes educators.

DPC2017 will again be free to attend for healthcare professionals and will deliver a wide-ranging programme of CPD-accredited content – including a multi-track conference, hands-on workshops and special features. It will also host an exhibition of diabetes solutions, a lively debate and networking zones.

DPC founder Maggie Meer said: “With an estimated 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK, it’s vital they receive the support and care they need to help manage their condition. Key to this is accessible and affordable training and skills development for those working in both primary and secondary care.

“We appreciate the time and financial challenges of continuous education for busy HCPs so, once again, we’ve packed our comprehensive programme into just two days and made DPC2017 free to attend for HCPs.

“We’ve also listened to our visitors and industry partners, and introduced new content this year to address their most pressing concerns.”

Over the course of the conference, the topics which will be covered via the streams will include diabetes technologies and research, obesity in practice and diabetes prevention and type 1 diabetes.

There will also be a foot and wound clinic available, which will provide a range of sessions delivering skills for varying levels of experience and specialism. Every session will involve hands-on, practical, take-away learning for our visitors with special resources and self-assessment checklists for you and your team.

The FIT and Trend-UK Theatre will return, which provides practical sessions and demonstrations from both partners and The Edge will once again be a central feature, hosting the most innovative start-up organisations who are paving the way with the newest healthcare solutions all geared to helping patients and healthcare professionals.

For more information on the conference, click here.

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