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Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2020 - Named Lectures

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.

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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 Bloom

    Gerry Rayman - Diabetes Consultant, The Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Banting Memorial

    Mike 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 Hodgkin

    Ewan 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 Kinson

    Emma Wilmot - Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mary MacKinnon

    Neel Basudev - Health Innovation Network (HIN), South London Academic Health Science Network
  • RD Lawrence

    Sarah Jane Richardson - Associate Professor in Cellular Biomedicine, University of Exeter Medical School, JDRF Career Development Fellow
  • Rank Nutrition

    Denise Robertson - Reader in Nutritional Physiology, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey

2018 Lecture Highlights

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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