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Diabetes UK Professional Conference - Registration information

91% of delegates will be changing their practice as a result of something they learnt at our conference. 

Welcome to Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019. 

Taking place 6-8 March at ACC Liverpool, our conference is packed with a three day multi-disciplinary programme based on the latest research from leading specialists. Hear from inspiring speakers about developments in diabetes care, and network with over 3,000 peers, colleagues and experts from all over the world. Ready to go? Register now for early bird specials. 


Why you need to be there

In 2018, 98 per cent of people who came to Diabetes UK Professional Conference said they would recommend it. 

  • Network with over 3,000 peers, colleagues and specialists from all over the world
  • Earn CPD points for every day you attend and gain professional recognition for what you’ve learned 
  • Explore more than 60 stands and 500 abstract posters in our exhibition 
  • Hear from inspiring speakers about the latest developments in diabetes care, research and Type 2 diabetes prevention.
  • Expand your skill set by taking part in hands-on, practical workshops. 

Who will be there?     Register now for early bird specials


"A good mix of cutting edge research and workshops. Excellent networking opportunities." 

Conference programme 

Our eight-track programme is packed with events from lectures to hands-on workshops, all based on the latest diabetes research. So you’ll leave with the diabetes knowledge you need to provide the best care for your patients.

  • Designed by healthcare professionals and spanning disciplines from primary to specialist care, podiatry, paediatrics and dietetics.
  • Seven keynote lectures: exclusive insight into the latest research and understanding about diabetes treatment and care from some of the world’s leading specialists.
  • Eleven professional interest group meetings: the latest updates for your profession for consultants and specialist trainees, DSNs, dietitians, eye specialists, midwives, primary care, pediatricians, podiatrists, practising pharmacists, psychologists, and research nurses.
  • Over 500 posters ranging from basic science, clinical science, education, to clinical care management, healthcare delivery and psychological care.
  • Six hands-on workshops covering topics including: technology in primary care, diabetes and emotional health, and exercise and Type 1 diabetes.
  • New to 2019, we have introduced bespoke masterclasses on the Friday afternoon which will deliver discussion and practical advice in areas which are often considered particularly challenging.

View the conference programme     Register now for early bird special


97% of 2018 delegates valued the fact that the conference was made up of attendees from a range of disciplines.

How much does it cost?

Book early in order to take advantage of our early bird rates. We also offer student discounts and cheaper rates if you are a Professional Member of Diabetes UK. 

Find out rates     Professional membership     Register now for early bird special


"A well organised, informative event. Good mix of 'state of the art' updates and new research."


Abstract submission for the 2019 conference has now closed.

The Conference Organising Committee will meet in November 2018 to decide which abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the 2019 conference; authors will be informed of their abstract submission outcome by the end of December 2018. Authors who have not received confirmation by the end of December should contact Joanne McBratney, Hg3 Conferences at

Find out more about the abstract awards


93% learnt things that were new to them 

Named Lectures 

Our keynote lectures give you exclusive insights into the latest research and understanding about diabetes treatment and care.

Speakers who will be delivering this year's lectures include Maggie Shepherd, Simon Heller and Anna Gloyn.

2019 Named Lectures     Register now for early bird specials


"I felt the talks I attended were excellent - very clearly presented, following through a thread, and with lots of common sense approaches to clinical practice."

Conference dinner

For 2019’s conference dinner, we invite you to escape into a world of enchantment within the Garden of Eden at The Shankly Hotel. It is sure to be a whimsical affair in this rooftop venue, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Liverpool skyline whilst being treated to a drinks reception, a delicious three-course meal with wine and live music. 

Join us for the conference dinner     Register now for early bird specials



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