Webinar: Keeping the OPTIONs open for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain

Event Date: 
Thursday, 4 May, 2023

Upcoming WebinarKeeping the OPTIONs open for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain
Thursday 4th May 2023, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

In the second of the 2023 ABCD webinar series, please join Dr. Kevin Fernando to discuss ‘Keeping the OPTIONs open for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain’ including a summary of the OPTION-DM trial.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPNP) is a frequent complication of diabetes and a major cause of morbidity and reduction in quality of life. Despite this, there is little comparative evidence on which analgesic treatment to recommend or whether they should be combined. The aim of the OPTION-DM trial was to establish the most clinically beneficial and best tolerated treatment pathway for people with DPNP.  This session will cover key take-home messages from OPTION-DM as well practical tips & pitfalls to avoid for the treatment of peripheral & autonomic neuropathy

Q& A will follow this presentation.

RCP Accreditation has been sought for this webinar. Certificates of attendance will be issued to those who attend the live webinar.


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Dr. Kevin Fernando

Sarah Brewster

GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre, GP with Specialist Interest in CVRM & Medical Education

Kevin is a part-time GP Partner working at North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is also Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, Content Advisor for WebMD Medscape Global & UK and a co-founder of GoggleDocs.

Kevin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction.

Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.




Professor Gerry Rayman

Gerry Rayman is a Consultant Physician at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, Hon Professor at University of East Anglia, Visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk and Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University. He has developed a nationally renowned Diabetes Centre and Diabetes Foot Clinic. He contributes to research into complications of diabetes, particularly foot complications, new technologies in diabetes care including devices and diabetes education. He has been the clinical lead for Diabetes UK’s ‘Putting Feet First’ campaign and has contributed to NICE guidelines on the diabetic foot (CG10, CG119 NG 19) and the NCEPOD recommendations on lower limb amputations and perioperative care. He has been the NHS Diabetes Clinical lead for diabetes in-patient care and foot disease. He is the innovator and lead of the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit. He is the immediate past President of the Endocrine and Diabetes Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, Chair of Diabetes UK’s Clinical Study Group in Acute Care and the GIRFT lead for Diabetes.



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Clinical taxonomy: 
Type 1 diabetes mellitus

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