ABCD Spring Meeting 2018

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 to Thursday, 24 May, 2018

An educational meeting organised by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

In conjunction with the Caledonian Endocrine Society and the Scottish Diabetes Group

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
23rd & 24th May 2018

Don't miss out on your opportunity to attend the next Spring meeting! Packed with highly relevant presentations this conference offers professional education, update, development and networking for clinicians working in diabetes and endocrinology.  

We start on the evening of the 23rd May with the ABCD AGM, the Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Awards and the first John Wales Memorial Lecture, dinner follows on.  An exciting full day's programme follows on 24th May.

Immediately preceding the Spring Meeting is the ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK (formerly IPN-UK) Meeting which will run at the same venue for the full day on 23rd May.

Spring Meeting 2018 Programme

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

17:00 Registration 
18:00 ABCD AGM 
19:00 The John Wales Memorial Lecture 2018 
Dr. Peter H Winocour, Welwyn Garden City
'Delivering better diabetes care - it's about time!'
19:45 Drinks reception and dinner incorporating the presentation of Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award 2018 

Thursday 24th May 2018

Session 1 (Chairs: Professor Hugh Jones, Dr. David Carty)

09:00 New insights into vascular disease in DM 
Professor Naveed Sattar, Glasgow
09:30 The Concept Trial and management of diabetes in pregnancy in 2017 
Professor Helen Murphy, Norwich
10:00 The CIRTED trial and optimal management of TED 
Dr. Peter Taylor, Cardiff
10:30 Tea, coffee, exhibition and posters 

Session 2 (Chairs: Dr. Susannah Rowles, Dr. David McFarlane)

11:00 T3 or not T3 - is there a role for T3 within standard regimes for hypothyroidism 
Professor Graham Leese, Dundee
11:30 Speed orals x 4 selected from submitted abstracts

1. Variable rate insulin infusions on medical and surgical wards: are we getting it right? Dr Amy Coulden

2. Quality improvement project on inpatient diabetes care leading to enhanced knowledge of insulin therapy and hypoglycaemia among Health care professionals, Dr Saba Hafeez

3. Effect of testosterone deficiency and testosterone therapy in men with Type 2 diabetes on quality of life in a 7 year follow up study, Dr Enis Mumdzic

4. The diagnostic utility of urinary C-peptide/creatinine ratio (UCPCR): Insights from a review of the local use of UCPCR in the diabetes clinic, Dr Ankur Poddar

12:30 Lunch, exhibition and posters 

Session 3 (Chairs: Dr. Dipesh Patel, Dr. Rahat Maitland)

13:30 ABCD audit update 
Dr. Bob Ryder, Birmingham
13:45 Workforce update 
Dr. Stella George, Stevenage
14:00 Diabetes & stroke 
Professor Matthew Walters, Glasgow
14:30 Diabetes & the heart 
Professor Mark Kearney, Leeds
15:00 Tea, coffee, exhibition and posters 

Session 4 (Chairs: Dr. Russell Drummond, Dr. Fraser Gibb)

15:30 Surgical treatment options for diabetes: prime time versus pitfalls 
Mr. Dimitri Pournaras, Bristol
16:00 Diet is the new treatment for Type 2 DM 
Professor Roy Taylor, Newcastle upon Tyne
16:30 Meeting closes 
Event taxonomy: 
Clinical taxonomy: 
Community diabetes care

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