Healthcare Professionals Flock to Diabetes Professional Care 2016
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health threats in the UK, with over 4 million people living with the condition. With this figure only set to rise, the show offers healthcare professionals and practitioners the opportunity to update their knowledge of key suppliers, cutting edge technologies and solutions for the future of effective diabetes management, care and prevention.
CPD Accredited Conference Programme
Diabetes Professional Care will host a seven stream programme, covering the full diabetes spectrum from technologies diagnostics and prevention to commissioning, paediatrics and primary & secondary care.
Visitors will, for the first time ever, be able to see Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity & Diabetes at NHS England and Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes at NHS England take to the stage together, to present one of the show’s hotly anticipated keynote sessions. Valabhji will discuss ‘Diabetes and the NHS in England in November 2016’, while Kar will conclude by looking at ‘The art of the possible’.
In a major show coup, Beverley Bryant, Director of Transformation at NHS Digital, will be discussing how new technologies are going to change the face of diabetes. Driven by the need to innovate, Bryant has been crucial in the movement towards making the NHS paperless, looking at the transformative powers that technology has to offer. For those who rely on technology or feel more faith should be put into it, this session is not to be missed.
Samantha Jones, Director, New Models of Care at NHS England will also be presenting on day one, analysing new models of care in diabetes, whilst Pauline Latham MP, Chair of the Diabetes Think Tank will feature in the afternoon session on day two.
To register for free entry to the conference and exhibition please visit www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com
Within the Primary and Secondary Care stream Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes from Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust & Co-chair – TREND-UK and Chair of FIT UK, will take a look at the learning curves experienced within diabetes care since the seventies. Hicks will also be running an interactive session on lipohypertrophy, which will see patients being treated live in one of the theatres, whilst educating visitors on how to identify this accumulation of fat underneath the surface of the skin, caused by multiple injections.
Dr David Haslam, GP and Chair of the National Obesity Forum, will be considering the scale of Diabetes in the UK and questioning how we should best address prevention.
Those interested in how technology can be used to combat diabetes, should look no further than the talk by the returning Dr Partha Kar. He will discuss ‘Diabetes & Technology: Overhyped or a necessity?’, while Sue Wales will continue with the theme, exploring how using innovations and technology can effectively improve diabetes control.
As well as an action packed conference programme, Diabetes Professional Care 2016 has a wealth of innovative exhibitors signed up who will be sharing the very latest technologies and solutions, for the continued improvement and development of patient care in the diabetes field. This includes Hicom, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Cellnovo, Neuropad, Advanced Therapeutics, METEDA, Novo Nordisk, Siemens Healthineers, Abbott and Diasend.