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.
2020 Named Lecture Award Winners
The Named Lectures are Diabetes UK keynote lectures and form an integral component of the programme. The Diabetes UK Professional Conference Organising Committee are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be delivering the Named Lectures at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2020:
Arnold BloomGerry Rayman - Diabetes Consultant, The Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Banting MemorialMike Lean - Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow; Honorary Consultant Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Otago,Visiting Professor, Universities of Sydney and Memphis
Dorothy HodgkinEwan Pearson - Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Dundee, Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
Janet KinsonEmma Wilmot - Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Mary MacKinnonNeel Basudev - Health Innovation Network (HIN), South London Academic Health Science Network
RD LawrenceSarah Jane Richardson - Associate Professor in Cellular Biomedicine, University of Exeter Medical School, JDRF Career Development Fellow
Rank NutritionDenise Robertson - Reader in Nutritional Physiology, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
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