The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) is the national organisation of Consultant Physicians in Britain who specialise in Diabetes Mellitus. Most are also Acute General Physicians, and many are also specialists in Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism.
The Association is run by its Officers and Executive Committee, who meet at least twice a year and report back to the Annual General Meeting which is held in the spring. The Officers and Committee members are elected at the AGM and any major changes in constitution or activities have to be approved by the AGM. Currently the Officers of the Association, all practising clinical diabetologists, are:
- Dinesh Nagi, Honorary Chairman
- Anthony Robinson, Honorary Treasurer
- Russell Drummond, Honorary General Secretary
- Dipesh Patel, Honorary Meetings Secretary
The committee has young consultant, senior academic and specialist registrar representation, as well as representatives for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Membership of ABCD is open to UK Consultant Diabetologists and Specialist Registrars in Endo/DM. Other specialists who have made significant contributions to diabetes care may be eligible to join (by invitation of the committee). To find out more about the officers and committee please visit our committee page HERE
ABCD exists to support its members and promote high quality diabetes care through the provision of education, research and support.
ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Diabetes Care Trust (ABCD) Ltd, a registered charity (number 1139057), and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales under company number 74248361.