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Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021

This year will mark the 10th UK Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference.


1.30pm Opening - Pete Shorrick, Head of Midlands and East of England, Diabetes UK 

1.35pm Introduction - Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity. GDM and the Prevention programme

1.50pm National Diabetes in Pregnancy Data - Professor Helen Murphy, Norwich

2.15pm A technology journey on GDM health, including the digital divide, diversity and exclusion - Dr Paru King, Derby

2.40pm Break and Presentation Video - Professor Jenny Myers & team, Manchester

2.50pm Quality Improvement journey of Antenatal
Diabetes Service at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Anku Mehta, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecology, Lead for Endocrine disorders in Pregnancy, Angelina Ankomah, Specialist Diabetes Midwife - Maternity & Diabetes collaboration to improve outcomes: A MSE case study
Marjorie Varney, Specialist Diabetes Midwife
Angela Falltrick, Specialist Diabetes Midwife

3.15pm Updated ABCD*/JBDS* guidelines – Stricter or Safer intrapartum glucose targets – perspectives from an obstetrician, diabetologist and anaesthetist - Professor Nia Jones, Nottingham Dr Umesh Dashora, East Sussex Dr Nicholas Levy, West Suffolk

3.45pm Abstract Presentations (3 x 5 minutes) - Dr Robert Lindsay, Glasgow 4.00pm Q&A Panel

4.15pm Close

For more information on the Diabetes Pregnancy conference, download our programme.

Diabetes In Pregnancy Conference Programme (PDF 3.3MB)


Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited in the area of:

• Clinical case presentations

• Innovative practice

• Audit

• Research.

Abstracts – maximum of 250 words – should include names of authors – presenting author underlined – institution where work was undertaken, and a contact. Abstracts from all the healthcare disciplines are invited. Three abstracts will be selected for oral communication. Please indicate if poster presentation is preferred.

Awards will be given for the three best abstracts.

Closing date for abstracts is Monday 8th November

Please submit all abstracts to


Registration fee – including VAT is £24

Accredited by the Royal College of Physicians.

To register for the Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference 2021, please register below.

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Diabetes in pregnancy organising committee

Chair and host

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

Gursharan Kaur, Joanne Cloughton, Diabetes UK

Professor P Saravanan, Warwickshire

Professor Helen Murphy, Norwich

Dr Paru King, Derby

Dr Nick Lewis- Barned, Northumbria

Dr Sarah Finer, London

Dr Ruth Bell, Newcastlelosing date for registration: Friday

Dr Robert Lindsay, University of Glasgow

Professor Jenny Myers, Manchester


Conference Sponsor

We would like to thank our Conference Sponsor Novo Nordisk for their support and financial contributions towards the conference.

Novo Nordisk has had no input into the programme content.

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