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Diabetes UK Kidney Conference 2022

Registration is now open for our second Kidney Conference for healthcare professionals!

After a successful event in 2019, we’re back in Bristol on 5 July 2022 at the Mercure Bristol Holland House for a day of informative lectures and workshops.

Register today to secure your place to learn from experts and network with colleagues from across the UK – with a range of talks focusing on the prevention, early diagnosis, and management of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Delegate rate is £40pp (including VAT).

Register now


Please note that the timing and title of sessions is subject to change.




Welcome and Introductions

Phaedra Perry, Head of South West and South Central, Diabetes UK

Dr Julia Hempenstall, BSW CCG GP Champion & Primary Care Diabetes Champion for South West CVDR and Diabetes Clinical Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement 


Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Diabetologist's Perspective

Dr Julia Platts, National Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Wales and Consultant Diabetologist, Cardiff and Vale UHB


Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Nephrologist's Perspective

Dr Kieran McCafferty, Consultant Nephrologist, Barts Health NHS Trust




A Person with Lived Experience's Perspective (Video) 

Hosted by Alex Berry, Head of Involvement and Healthcare Engagement, Diabetes UK 


Addressing health inequalities in kidney patient groups and "at risk" communities

Neerja Jain, Health Equalities Programme Manager, Kidney Research UK  


Case study discussion

Lorna Adamson, Improving Care Manager, Diabetes UK


Sponsored Symposia: Title TBC


Lunch and Networking


Early detection and prevention of Diabetic Kidney Disease: A OneLondon approach 

Sarah Newall, Senior Clinical Project Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement - London 


A joined up approach: Cardio-Renal and Metabolic Clinic, a Primary Care Approach 

Chaandni Sharma, Lead PCN & Senior GP Clinical Pharmacist, Surrey 


Renal Podiatry - can it make a difference?

Clara Luwe, Renal Podiatrist, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oliver Harness 


Afternoon Break


Diabetes UK Update

Lorna Adamson, Improving Care Manager, Diabetes UK


No renal health without mental health

Dr Amrit Sachar, Liaison Psychiatry Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & West London NHS Trust 


Learnings and Wrap-Up

Dr Julia Hempenstall, BSW CCG GP Champion & Primary Care Diabetes Champion for South West CVDR and Diabetes Clinical Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement 


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With thanks to our event sponsor

AstraZeneca has provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposia presentations.

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