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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 2020

Taking place 18 to 20 March at SEC Glasgow, 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. Registration opening soon.


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?     


"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.
  • 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.


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     

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

Sponsors and exhibitors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and exhibitors for their support in making the Diabetes UK Professional Conference the landmark event it has become.

See the 2019 exhibitors    See our 2019 sponsors



Abstract submission for the 2019 conference has now closed.

Abstract outcome letters have now been sent to authors. If you have not yet received an outcome letter, please contact Joanne McBratney, Hg3 Conferences at

Find out more about the abstract awards   View this year's abstracts


93% of delegates 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 will be announced soon.

2019 Named Lectures     


"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 2020’s conference dinner, we invite you to join us at the Trades Hall of Glasgow. There will be a delicious three-course meal with wine and live music. More details will be released soon. 


5k fun run

Diabetes UK is delighted to invite delegates and exhibitors to participate in our annual 5k run. 

This event is free to take part, but we do ask that a donation is made per participant which will go towards funding the work of Diabetes UK. You can download our fundraising form (available soon) or by setting up a JustGiving sponsorship page. We can also accept sponsorship or donations at the Activity desk at the conference.

If you would like to be part of the action, and receive a complimentary t-shirt, please do select the 5k fun run option when you register or click here to email the events team to sign up.

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