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Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2021 - Conference Information

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Welcome to the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2021

Taking place online from 19 to 30 April 2021, the conference will be bringing back our prestigious Named Lectures, Professional Interest Groups and abstract programme alongside a range of multidisciplinary sessions to update and educate healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists in the field of diabetes. Our three-track programme will take place over lunchtime and late afternoon slots to ensure DUKPC21 offers flexibility for learning opportunities, supported by an on-demand option. 

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Why should you attend?

  • Live and on-demand sessions – our CPD accredited programme gives you the flexibility to tailor your own agenda and take away practical learnings that you can implement in your workplace the very next day. 
  • More than 60 sessions offering Named Lectures, Professional Interest Groups alongside a range of multidisciplinary content to update and educate healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists.  
  • Network with 2000+ diabetes professionals – discuss and share learnings with your peers and colleagues via live chat and meetings, and have your questions answered by our expert speakers during the live and interactive Q&A within each session.
  • Hear from leading international healthcare speakers – get inspiration from experts in their field, as we address the key issues in diabetes today using the latest insight and research.

Conference programme

Our three-track programme is designed by healthcare professionals and has something for everyone each day, spanning disciplines from primary to specialist care, podiatry, paediatrics and dietetics. So it will leave you with the diabetes knowledge you need to provide the best care for your patients.

Sessions include:

  • New technology in diabetes, including speakers such as Dr Emma Wilmot, former Chair of the Diabetes Technology Network and Professor Roman Hovorka.
  • Dr Joan St John will be leading a symposium on how we can improve the engagement and outcomes for people of African and African-Caribbean origin.
  • The potential of immunotherapy for the prevention of type 1 diabetes chaired by Professor Colin Dayan, who leads the Diabetes UK/JDRF Immunotherapy Consortium.
  • The growing problem of type 2 diabetes in children and young adults, considering pharmaceutical, dietary and surgical solutions.
  • How we can re-shape diabetes services post COVID-19, chaired by Professor Jonathan Valabhji.
  • The introduction of Primary Care Small Bites – practical advice on the management of different aspects of primary diabetes care.

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Book today to secure your place on our conference. We offer student discounts and cheaper rates if you are a Professional Member of Diabetes UK.

Find out rates  Professional membership

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Abstract submission for the 2021 conference has now closed.

The Conference Organising Committee will meet in February 2021 to decide which abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the 2021 conference; authors will be informed of their abstract outcome by the end of February 2021. Authors who have not received confirmation by the end of February should contact Rob Glyn Jones at Hg3 Conferences, telephone: +44 (0)1423 529333 or email:

Find out more about the abstract awards DUKPC 2020 abstracts

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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 Ewan Pearson, Denise Robertson and Neel Basudev.

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

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