World-renowned diabetes expert Professor Kamlesh Khunti to deliver DPC2017 keynote

November 8, 2017

Diabetes Professional Care has announced that Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester’s Diabetes Research Centre, will deliver a keynote session on ‘Evidence-based commissioning of high quality diabetes care’ at the DPC2017 conference.


As co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Professor Khunti leads a research group that is working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.


Professor Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an advisor to the Department of Health, a Clinical Advisor for NICE and Secretary of the Primary Care Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. He has won numerous awards, nationally and internationally.


Professor Khunti joins an impressive line-up of keynote speakers at DPC2017. These include NHS England’s Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity & Diabetes, and Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Director for Diabetes; Professor Sir Muir Gray, Director at Better Value Healthcare and Oxford University Hospitals; and Rt Hon Keith Vaz, MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes.


DPC2017 is the UK’s only national free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions. Launched in 2015, the event’s focus is on real-world, practical education and innovative diabetes healthcare solutions.


DPC2017 will take place next week, on 15 and 16 November at Olympia, London. For further information and to register for free, visit

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