Our keynote 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.
Save the date for 2019
6–8 March 2019 at ACC Liverpool.
2019 Named Lecture Award Winners
The following speakers will be delivering the Named Lectures at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019:
Maggie Shepherd, Honorary Clinical Professor/Lead Nurse for Research, University of Exeter
Simon Heller, Professor of Clinical Diabetes, University of Sheffield School of Medicine
Anna Gloyn, Professor of Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, Oxford and Welcome Trust Senior Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science
Deborah Wake, Clinical Reader in Medical Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Tony Willis, North West London Diabetes Transformation Team
Rebecca Reynolds, Professor of Metabolic Medicine University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, NHS Lothian
John Mathers, Professor of Human Nutrition and Director of Human Nutrition Research Centre, Newcastle University
2018 Lecture Highlights
Wednesday 14 March
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
Mayank Patel, Consultant Physician in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton
Diabetes education programme for staff and patients using examples from the University Hospital Southampton.
Michael Weedon, Associate Professor, University of Exeter
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
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