Diabetes Professional Care 2018 (DPC2018) is set to become the biggest yetwith a record-breaking attendance expected, leading to the event being described as a “force for good”.
More than 6,500 delegates have pre-registered, with 4,000 predicted to attend – topping last year’s previous record of3,235 delegates and placing it firmly as the UK’s best-attended event for healthcare professionals working in diabetes.
DPC2018 is the UK’s only national, free-to-attend and CPD-accredited conference for those involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.
Taking place at London’s Olympia on 14 and 15 November, delegates are invited to attend presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, such as the type 2 diabetes reversal,mental health and wellbeing, cardiovascular disease as well as making the most of consultations.
In response to rising childhood obesity rates, DPC2018 is staging a Live Debate dedicated to the subject with top experts and policy makers from the field. The debate called ‘Preventing childhood obesity – whose responsibility?Policymakers, professionals, family environments or technology?’will take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Thursday, November 15.
This year, the results of the eagerly-anticipated DECLARE study into cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes will be shared for the first time in the UK at the conference. The research involved 17,000 people and showed how the drug Forxiga (dapagliflozin)reduced hospitalisation for heart failure or CV death with no increase in major CV events versus placebo in a broad population with type 2 diabetes. The session called Cardiovascular outcomes with SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes – update from AHA conference takes place on Wednesday, November 14, between 3.15pm and 3.45pm.
A new user-friendly, subject classification has been introduced to the programme and workshops as the organisers, Healthcare Publishing & Events, strive to improve the event, which encompasses both primary and secondary care, helping to provide a platform to further integrated care and best practice.
Founder Maggie Meer, who has type 2 diabetes and set up the conference in a bid to improve care, said:
“It’s massively exciting that Diabetes Professional Care has developed so much since we started and now people are using our annual event as a platform to launch research findings, products, data and examples of best practice in diabetes. Diabetes Professional Care is at the heart of sharing best practice and tackling subjects that need to be addressed in diabetes.”
Commenting on the rise of Diabetes Professional Care, Oliver Jelley, Editor of The Diabetes Times, said:
“Diabetes Professional Care has quickly become a force for good in diabetes care in the UK, with the conference acting like a platform to share best practice and innovation across the NHS to improve care for people with diabetes.”