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Named Lectures

Named lectures give you exclusive insight into the latest research and understanding about diabetes treatment and care.

93 per cent of healthcare professionals who came to Diabetes UK Professional Conference last year learnt things that were new to them. What will you learn in 2018?

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Wednesday 14 March

Arnold Bloom Lecture: Getting the Measure of Diabetes

Bob Young, Consultant Diabetologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Hear about the National Diabetes Audit (NDA), its course to date, achievements, how its findings can be used in the future.


Rank Nutrition Lecture: Obesity and diabetes: understanding risks and benefits through epidemiology and trials

Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, University of Glasgow


Thursday 15 March

Janet Kinson Lecture: Education in Diabetes: Finding the words and the way

Mayank Patel, Consultant Physician in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton

Diabetes education programme for staff and patients using examples from the University Hospital Southampton.


RD Lawrence Lecture: Using the genomic key to unlock the secrets of diabetes

Michael Weedon, Associate Professor, University of Exeter



Banting Memorial Lecture: Diagnosing Diabetes sub-types improves clinical care

Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Exeter

Precise diagnosis of the subtype of diabetes is key for appropriate treatment of patients.


Friday 16 March

Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture: Insights into the immune pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes

Susan Wong, Professor of Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Cardiff

Current understanding of the immune pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes and how this is currently influencing strategies to prevent this condition.


Mary MacKinnon Lecture: Technology, telemedicine and social media are tools to improve health outcomes, education and patient engagement in a paediatric diabetes service

May Ng, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust



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