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Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024 - Conference information

Welcome to the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2024

The Diabetes UK Professional Conference is a must-attend event for healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists, offering a multi-disciplinary programme that brings together the best and most up-to-date knowledge and insight in diabetes care and research. This year's conference will be taking place at the ExCeL London from 17 to 19 April 2024. Ready to go?
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Five reasons to attend 

  • Exclusive plenaries and workshops: our workshops will provide practical learnings you can implement in your workplace the very next day. 
  • Conferences sessions: our CPD accredited programme will run across three days giving you the flexibility to tailor your own agenda. 
  • Range of multi-disciplinary content: DUKPC 2024 will offer prestigious Named Lectures and Professional Interest Networks alongside a range of multi-disciplinary content for primary and secondary care healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists.
  • Network with 2000+ diabetes professionals: discuss and share learnings with your peers and colleagues, and have your questions answered by our expert speakers during discussion panels.
  • Hear from leading international healthcare speakers: get inspiration from experts in their field, as we bring together the best and most up-to-date knowledge, insight, and research to address the key issues in diabetes today.

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Conference programme

From stigma to AI, basic science to paediatrics, dietetics to women’s health, the prevention of type 1 diabetes to the remission of type 2  –  there is something for everyone.

Our seven-track programme will give you the latest updates on cutting-edge research and leave you with the diabetes knowledge you need to provide the best care for your patients.  

What else to look out for in 2024: 

  • Our  Named Lectures, with speakers including Prof Roman Hovorka, Prof Richard Holt and Prof John Wilding. 

  • Our Professional Interest Networks, where you can network with your colleagues and discuss issues of importance to your discipline. 

  • A  focus on kidney disease and diabetes, with a joint symposium with our colleagues from Kidney Research UK, and a special Diabetic Medicine symposium looking from bench to bedside. 

  • The Type 1 Grand Challenge session on Wednesday afternoon looking at why it is so critical, and how it is accelerating progress. 

  • An opportunity to hear from England’s new National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, Dr Clare Hambling. 

  • A discussion on leadership and workforce issues within diabetes. 

  • A spotlight on stigma on Thursday, presenting new research from Diabetes UK and looking at the impact it has on people’s  health. 

Sponsors and exhibitors

Our annual conference would not be possible without the support of sponsors and exhibitors.

We know that finding the most effective way to reach key decision makers it vital.

The Diabetes UK Professional Conference provides a variety of ways to help you showcase your company's offering and interact with the thousands of experts in diabetes care.

Why should you become a sponsor or exhibitor? 

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

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Professional membership



Abstract submission for the 2024 conference has now closed.

The Professional Conference Organising Committee will meet in December 2023 to decide which abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the 2024 conference; authors will be informed of their abstract outcome by the end of January 2024. Authors who have not received confirmation by this time should contact Hg3 Conferences, by telephone: +44 (0) 1423 529333 or by email: at

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Named Lectures

Our keynote lectures give you an exclusive insight into the latest research and understanding of diabetes treatment and care. 

Speakers who will be delivering this year's lectures include Roman Hovorka, Sarah Upton and Rachel Urban.

2024 Named Lectures 

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Booking accommodation 

We have appointed BCD M&E to help you find affordable accommodation that meets your requirements. You can reserve hotels directly using the online reservation system. We recommend that you book as soon as possible so you can guarantee the best rates.

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Conference dinner

We are delighted to be hosting our 2024 conference dinner Docklands: Dine & Delight at the decadent Sunborn London Yachet Hotel in the docklands.

Sunborn London - DUKPC24 Conference dinner

Kindly sponsored by Medtronic Find out more about the conference dinner

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