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Preview of Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2023

The Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2023 has so much to offer, from symposia sessions, and verbal and poster presentations to workshops and industry-led sessions. Whatever your discipline, there's something for you. 

What’s happening this year?

  • Our key Named Lectures returns with renowned speakers such as Professor Naveed Sattar and Professor Martin Rutter.
  • We are also delighted to give an opportunity to the National Clinical Leads for England, Scotland and Wales to talk about their plans and answer your questions.
  • Following the generous donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation, we are delighted to have a session on the type 1 diabetes Grand Challenge, bringing the world’s best scientists together to accelerate the development of new treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.
  • Several sessions are focused on the use of technology in diabetes, particularly closed-loop systems, considering their real-world use.
  • There are sessions looking into the remission of type 2, with speakers such as Professors Roy Taylor and Mike Lean, and the National Diabetes Prevention Programme, with Professor Simon Heller leading a session on the DIPLOMA national evaluation of the program.
  • The Diabetic Medicine symposium returns with an interesting look at the impact of Climate Change on diabetes and what we can do to limit the damage.
  • With Equality, Diversity and Inclusion being a hot topic, there are several sessions focusing on improving outcomes for underserved communities and how we can tackle health inequality through our work.

Of course, networking is key and plenty of opportunity exists. Our Diabetes UK Professional Interest Groups have a chance to meet and share views over lunch, with different disciplines meeting on each day of the conference. There is also the chance to meet with different teams from Diabetes UK, to see how they can help you in your practice, as well as the HCP development opportunities we offer, such as the Clinical Champions programme.

No conference would be complete without an exhibition and the opportunity to talk with industry and this year we are also bringing our Sponsored Symposia into the program, with sessions sponsored by both pharma companies and technology providers.

Take time to visit our posters, with awards for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, Psychology, Basic and Clinical Science, Early Career Investigators, YDEF, Education and Self-Management and introducing new awards for Paediatrics and Young People's Diabetes Service.

Enjoy the chance to meet with friends and colleagues outside of the conference program and enjoy all that Liverpool has to offer, including our Conference Dinner on Thursday night. 

Find out more about the conference, how to book, discount rates and much more

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Programme spotlight

Wednesday 26 April

  • Remission of type 2 - discover more about the latest breakthroughs in type 2 diabetes remission. Join us to hear about flexible, personalised weight loss programmes and how they can be translated into practice, with talks from Roy Taylor, Susan Jebb and Jonathan Valabjhi.

Thursday 27 April 

  • The pancreas and diabetes - discover more about the pancreas and its role in diabetes. Join Dr Teresa Mastracci, Dr Pia Leete and Prof David Hodson to learn about exocrine signals and beta-cell growth, imaging type 1 diabetes, and beta-cell insulin release. 

  • Genome-wide association studies - explore the latest insights into the genetics of diabetes. Come along to listen to talks from Adem Dawed, Jordi Merino and Amna Khamis, and learn how genetics can affect drug responses, diets, and diabetes risk.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge - In 2022, the Steve Morgan Foundation donated £50m to kick-start the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge. Join Matthias Hebrok, Tim Heise and Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, who’ll be setting out our first steps towards better beta cells, novel insulins and the root causes of type 1 diabetes.

Friday 28 April

  • Hot topics - join Dr Rachel Besser, Prof Susan Wong and Dr Tatiane Vilaca for a session on the hottest topics in diabetes research. We’ll learn more about screening children for type 1, groundbreaking immunotherapy, and how to care for bones in type 2 diabetes.
  • Novel insights from imaging in type 2 diabetes - explore the latest insights in imaging in type 2 diabetes. Hear from Dr Victoria Salem and Dr Hanieh Yaghootkar as they give talks on how the brain changes with type 2 remission, and how fat distribution is linked to type 2 and diabetes complications.

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