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Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference 2023

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Welcome to Diabetes UK's 12th  'Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference'  taking place virtually on Tuesday, 14 November 2023.

Registration is now open.

Register now

Registration fee – including VAT is £25.

Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians.



Diabetes In Pregnancy Conference Programme 2023 (PDF 2.7MB)

12.05pm          Welcome and introductions 

Peter Shorrick, Head of Midlands and East of England, Diabetes UK


12.05pm          Galvanising national systems to improve patient care: Saving babies’ lives T2DAY  
Karen Kennedy, Deputy Director, NHS Diabetes Programme, NHSE 


12.15pm          Hybrid closed loop in women with type 1 diabetes – results from the AiDAPT trial 
Helen Murphy, Clinical Professor in Medicine at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust 


12.45pm          Saving babies’ lives care bundle 
Jenny Myers, Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine and Consultant Obstetrician Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 


1.15pm          Pre-pregnancy care: What can we do in primary and specialist care? 
Sanhita Chakrabat, Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Lead for Children’s and Maternity Services at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board

Overview, and obstetric perspective 
Primary care perspective
Avoiding unplanned pregnancy and use of contraception perspective 

Q and A panel discussion


1.45pm          Abstracts Chair 
Dr Robert Lindsay, Endocrinology, University of Glasgow 

2.15pm          Break and virtual networking 

2.30pm          During and after GDM pregnancy 
Dietary interventions during pregnancy – Lessons from DIGEST 
Dr Claire Meek, University of Cambridge, Dept of Clinical Biochemistry

CGM interventions during pregnancy 
Christy Burden, Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Bristol Medical School 

Physical activity post GDM Lessons from Babysteps – 
Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan, Warwick Medical School 

Women’s experiences of CGM use in GDM pregnancy 
Dr Anna Davies, University of Bristol

Are we ready to abandon OGTT? 
Eleanor Scott, Professor of Diabetes and Maternal Health at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds 


Q and A panel discussion 


3.35pm          Pregnancy outcomes in women with Cystic Fibrosis 
Overview and obstetric perspective 
Dr Lucy Mackillop,Consultant Obstetric Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Diabetes perspective 
Dr Mensud Hatunic, Consultant and Specialist in Endocrinology, Mater Hospital, Dublin 


4.30pm          Close

Diabetes In Pregnancy Conference Programme 2023 (PDF 2.7MB)



Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited in the area of: 

ƒ clinical case presentations
ƒ innovative practice 
ƒ audit 
ƒ research. 

Abstracts from the above healthcare disciplines are invited, and should contain no more than a maximum of 250 words. This should include names of authors with presenting author underlined, the institution where the work was undertaken and a contact. Three abstracts will be selected for oral presentation and will be judged by an expert panel, with three prizes awarded respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. 

Please indicate if poster presentation is preferred. 
Please submit all abstracts to 

Closing date is Friday, 3 November 2023.


Diabetes in pregnancy - committee

Peter Shorrick Diabetes in Pregnancy Organising Committee Chair and Host, Head of Midlands and East of England, Diabetes UK

Joanne Cloughton Diabetes UK

Mahima Firdowsi Diabetes UK

Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan University of Warwick

Professor Helen Murphy Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital

Dr Paru King University of Derby

Professor Eleanor Scott University of Leeds

Dr Robert Lindsay University of Glasgow

Professor Jenny Myers University of Manchester


Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference - Tuesday, 14 November 2023

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Next Review Date
Next review due
01 August 2023
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