ABCD Spring Meeting 2019

Event Date: 
Thursday, 16 May, 2019 to Friday, 17 May, 2019

Registration for this meeting has now closed.

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.

Listen to UK leaders in the field with high quality presentations and gain further understanding in specialist areas as well as areas of much debate. Network with consultants and SpR’s - both your area and beyond.
Receive important updates in workforce for job opportunity and how you can contribute to national audits.

Multiple Topics of interest include:

  • Update in Immunotherapy treatments for type I Diabetes
  • 21st Century consultations and care planning
  • A new era of GLP-1 therapy (sponsored)
  • CSII for inpatient care in the future?
  • All you need to know about clinical psychology, including clinical cases
  • Listen to prize abstracts from SpR winners of 2018

We start on the evening of the 16th May with the ABCD AGM, the Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Awards and the John Wales Memorial Lecture, dinner follows on.

An exciting full day's programme follows on 17th May.

Immediately preceding the Spring Meeting is the ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK Meeting which will run at the same venue for the full day on 16th May.

Spring Meeting 2019 Programme

Thursday 16th May 2019

17:00 Registration 
18:00 ABCD AGM 
18:45 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award 2019
19:00 The John Wales Memorial Lecture 
Professor Peter Grant, Leeds
Diabetes Care: The Appliance of Science?
19:45 Drinks reception and dinner

Friday 17th May 2019

Session 1: New Therapies (Chairs: Stella George and Dinesh Nagi)

09:00 Immunotherapy for type I diabetes - current state of play and the future
Professor Colin Dayan, Cardiff

Novo Nordisk sponsored talk - New era of GLP-1 therapy
This presentation has been sponsored by NovoNordisk who have funded the speaker honorarium, travel and accommodation costs.
Professor Stephen C Bain

10:30 Tea, coffee, exhibition and posters 

Session 2: Diabetes Management in the 21st Century (Chairs: Susannah Rowles and Peter Winoccour)

11:00 21st century consultations and care plans
Professor Vinod Patel, Coventry
11:30 Inpatient diabetes in the 21st century - CSI or CSII?
Dr. Mark Evans, Cambridge
12:00 Award winning abstracts from the ABCD SpR Meeting 2018
Improvements in Diabetic Neuropathy and Nephropathy after Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study, Dr Safwaan Adam, Manchester.
Proinsulin peptide C19-A3 immunotherapy in new-onset type 1 diabetes is well-tolerated and associated with reduced total daily insulin usage. Dr Mohammad Alhadj Ali, Cardiff.
12:30 Lunch, exhibition and posters 

Session 3: Updates and Abstracts (Chairs: Umesh Dashora and Hugh Jones)

13:30 ABCD audit update 
Dr. Bob Ryder, Birmingham
13:45 Workforce update 
Dr. Stella George, Stevenage
14:00 Oral presentations of four selected abstracts
14.00 - Referral rates of patients with diabetes to secondary care are determined by practice size and confidence in treatment, not by HbA1c level , Qi Zhuang Siah
14.15 - Home Diabetic foot ulcer service: a safe and clinically effective model for managing patients with diabetic foot ulcers in the community, Christopher Wilson
14.30 - The Incidence and Risk Factors of New-onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus After Gestational Diabetes, Liana Yamanouchi
14.45 - Prevalence of risk factors and burden of diabetic foot disease amongst patients on haemodialysis, Priyank Shah
15:00 Tea, coffee, exhibition and posters 

Session 4: Live with Diabetes (Chairs: Dinesh Nagi)

15:30 The role of the psychologist - what the specialist needs to know
Associate Professor Paul Chadwick, London
16:00 Diabetes distress-practical considerations
Dr. Dorothy Frizelle, Wakefield
16:30 Meeting closes 
Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU
Event taxonomy: 
Clinical taxonomy: 
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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