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The 24th Bart's International Symposium: Diabetes: Changing the Old Guard

Friday 13 April 2018

The Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, EC1A 7BE

Contact: Dr MI Hawa and Adrian Williams

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Telephone: ;+44 (0) 207 882 2365 

During this annual meeting emphasis will be placed on stratifying the disease and its management including the prevention as well as reversal of diabetes. Emphasis on treatment and new developments in the management of diabetes will be explored with attention towards macrovascular complications, eye disease and pregnancy. This year’s meeting will focus on the benefits of precision medicine in the context of personalized medicine and potential therapeutic approaches.

Highlights include:

Stratifying Diabetes

The importance of stratifying diabetes will be discussed as diabetes itself has confounded categorization because key elements to the disease are not exclusive to it. For example, raised blood glucose, immune features, genetics are not categorical features but identification of these factors in a given group can impact therapy.

Prevention and Reversal of diabetes epidemic

Ways to prevent the rising epidemic of diabetes and obesity will be discussed. A debate will focus on the benefits of reversal of obesity and diabetes once established or whether a community based approach to prevent obesity and diabetes would be more valuable.

Therapeutic options in diabetes

There will be a discussion on therapeutic options to limit problems associated with diabetes in terms of macrovascular disease, diabetic eye disease and diabetic pregnancy. The use of new therapeutics in the management of blood glucose lowering in diabetes management will be discussed as well as therapeutic developments in the prevention of cardiac complications and severe diabetes-associated eye disease.

Target Audience

The meeting is aimed at Healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes including: Consultant Physicians, specialists in training, General Practitioner’s, nurses, dietitian’s as well as the general public with an interest in their healthcare.

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