Healthcare Professionals Flock to Diabetes Professional Care 2016


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 Strategic Systems at NHS England, 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. 

Dedicated Streams

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 Sophie Eastwood, Clinical Research Fellow, Institute of Cardiovascular Science at University College London, will be analysing Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups. This presentation will be closely followed by Dr Kesar Sadhra, GP at Manor Park Medical Centre, Slough, who will talk about the practical challenges of diabetes in the Asian population.

Anyone 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.

Dr Kevin Fernando, GP Partner at North Berwick Health Centre will explain how we can individualise treatment for patients in order to provide better care and consequently spend less time in clinic. Professor Azeem Majeed, Professor of Primary Care & Head of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College will follow suit, presenting ‘Achieving diabetes management targets in primary care – impact on mortality & hospital admissions’.


In addition to an action packed conference programme, Diabetes Professional Care will also feature an expanded show floor, full of key industry suppliers, showcasing the latest technology and thinking, designed to develop the future of diabetes care. This includes Hicom, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Cellnovo, Neuropad, Advanced Therapeutics, METEDA, Novo Nordisk, Siemens Healthineers, Abbott and Diasend.

Show Features

Diabetes Professional Care will also host an array of show features including The Innovation Zone, which provides visitors with the opportunity to get close to the people and technologies shaping the future of diabetes care. The Commissioning Zone, where high-level public health decision and policy makers can converse and interact in their own space returns. Plus, The Diabetes Village, a dedicated networking and lounge area where Healthcare Professionals working in primary and secondary can share experiences and best practice over a relaxed coffee is back, is also back by popular demand.

To register for free entry to the conference and exhibition please visit