Introducing Diabetes Professional Care 2017
Diabetes Professional Care 2017 (DPC2017) returns to London on 15 & 16 November at Olympia London with a world-class conference programme, new show features, and excellent networking opportunities.
DPC2017 is the UK’s only national free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes, and its related conditions.
Launched in 2015, DPC2017’s focus is on real-world, practical education and innovative diabetes healthcare solutions. Its mission is to give HCPs the skills and knowledge they need to provide the best care for their patients.
“DPC attracts HCPs from across the diabetes spectrum, from GPs and practice nurses in primary care, to diabetes consultants and specialist nurses in secondary care, all the way to commissioners and CCG board members,” says Maggie Meer, DPC’s Founder.
“With one in 10 Britons predicted to have diabetes in 20 years, it’s vital that HCPs keep abreast of the latest developments, and receive the education and training they need to deliver the best possible care to their patients. DPC2017 offers all this – and it’s CPD-accredited and free to attend too.”
At the heart of DPC2017 is a multi-track conference, featuring keynotes and presentations from thought leaders and practitioners across the diabetes arena.
This year’s conference has been expanded to eight streams, to accommodate the diverse interests and educational needs of DPC2017’s visitors. The streams are:
• Diabetes in Primary & Secondary Care
• Commissioning for Better Diabetes Care
• Obesity in Practice & Diabetes Prevention
• Paediatric to Adolescent & Crossover Care
• Type 1 Diabetes
• Diabetes Co-morbidities
• Diabetes Technologies & Diagnostics
• Diabetes Technologies & Research.
Heading the conference, DPC2017’s stellar line-up of keynote speakers include: Professor Sir Muir Gray, Director, Better Value Healthcare and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust; Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England; Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes, NHS England; and Keith Vaz MP and Chair APPG for Diabetes.
Over two days, DPC2017 will also pack in a programme of hands-on workshops, special show features, an exhibition of diabetes solutions and networking areas.
Special Show Features
Popular features returning to DPC2017 include:
• FIT UK & TREND-UK Theatre, focusing on best practice injection technique and interactive workshops with diabetes specialist nurses.
• The Diabetes Village, DPC’s networking area, kindly supported by BD. This year, visitors are invited to ‘experience the patient journey’ as they explore different areas of diabetes care across the village.
• The Edge innovation zone, showcasing new developments from health and tech start-up. Exhibitors include: TickleFLEX, with an award-winning insulin injection aid; Inotec, with its new NATROX Oxygen Wound Therapy, for faster wound healing; and Oviva, with its online/app-based personalised care programmes
New Features for DPC2017
This year’s event will also see the introduction of new special feature areas, including:
• DPC Foot & Wound Clinic, a dedicated area led by Graham Bowen and the podiatry team, Solent NHS Trust. This includes a session on ‘How competent are you in assessing the diabetic foot?’
• Hypo Hub* workshops, which provide an insight into hypoglycaemia, including its impact on patients with diabetes and duty of care implications for HCPs. This also features a unique hypoglycaemia Simulation Station, so HCPs can experience how their patients feel when their blood sugar drops too low.
• The Commissioning Lounge, a special area where visitors from a commissioning and senior decision background can conduct meetings and network with colleagues, with access to free wi-fi and light refreshments.
Introducing the Major Exhibition
Running alongside the conference and other show activities, the DPC2017 Exhibition is the forum to discover a wealth of solutions under one roof. From ground-breaking services and resources for diabetes prevention, to the latest technologies, tools, and treatments to help patients manage their condition, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to meet people shaping the future of diabetes care.
Industry sectors represented include: pharmaceutical, life sciences, education, diagnostics, charity, e-health, podiatry, wound care, and dieting & nutrition.
How to attend DPC2017
If you’re involved in diabetes healthcare in any capacity, DPC2017 is an event you really can’t afford to miss.
So act now and register to secure your free place at www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com
*Novo Nordisk has organised and remunerated faculty for the Hypo Hub on behalf of DPC. Hypo Hub is non-promotional.