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This conference was developed by the PCDS in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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NCC, Birmingham  |   23-24 November 2022

We are delighted to invite you to attend this year’s National Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), our annual, free-to-attend, two-day conference taking place on 23-24 November 2022 in Birmingham.

This year we will be meeting face-to-face in Birmingham and as ever, you will be able to benefit from clinically focused education on a range of topics that are most relevant to the practicalities of managing diabetes in primary care today. Printed and online materials will allow you to use your learning experience towards your CPD. In addition, breaks during the day will also allow the perfect opportunity for networking with your colleagues.

We very much hope that you can join us for this key event in the 2022 diabetes calendar.

Poster abstract submissions
  • Poster abstract submissions are now invited for this year’s conference.
  • Abstract entries must be made electronically by 17:30 on 16th September 2022.
  • Your abstract will be anonymously peer-reviewed and you will receive confirmation of acceptance or non-acceptance via email by mid-October.

Why attend

Masterclasses offering hands-on tips that will influence your everyday clinical practice

Inspiration and new contacts from the various opportunities to network with peers

Claim 11 CPD points for the two-day conference, and receive a workbook to build your CPD profile, supplemented by associated online materials

Agenda

2022: 18th National Conference of the PCDS - Day 1

23 November 2022 - 09:15am

08.30–09.15

Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing

09.15–09.25

Chair’s welcome and introduction

   Clare Hambling
09.25–10.10

Sponsored symposium 

10.10–10.40

The ongoing impact of the pandemic on diabetes care

  • What does QOF data tell us about diabetes care today?
  • Recovering and restoring services
   Jonathan Valabhji
10.40–11.00

Slumdog researcher: PCDS Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Kamlesh Khunti

  • From 3 GCEs to a CBE: The life and times of a clinician, professor and researcher
   Kamlesh Khunti
11.00–11.30

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11.30–12.10

Masterclass rotation 1

Masterclass 1: How to: Manage high HbA1c – Jane Diggle/ Pam Brown 

  • Individualising targets and treatment plans
  • Balancing avoidance of hyper- and hypoglycaemia

 

Masterclass 2: How to: Test and manage lipid levels – Hannah Beba / Kevin Fernando

  • Triglycerides and cholesterol – interpreting results
  • Treatment plans for dyslipidaemia

 

Masterclass 3: How to: Use data to optimise care – Clare Hambling / Naresh Kanumilli

  • Where to find data – both inside and outside your practice
  • Using data to make a positive change
   Various
12.10-13.10

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13.10–13.55

Sponsored symposium

13.55–14.35

Masterclass rotation 2

Masterclass 1: How to: Manage high HbA1c – Jane Diggle/ Pam Brown 

  • Individualising targets and treatment plans
  • Balancing avoidance of hyper- and hypoglycaemia

 

Masterclass 2: How to: Test and manage lipid levels – Hannah Beba / Kevin Fernando

  • Triglycerides and cholesterol – interpreting results
  • Treatment plans for dyslipidaemia

 

Masterclass 3: How to: Use data to optimise care – Clare Hambling / Naresh Kanumilli

  • Where to find data – both inside and outside your practice
  • Using data to make a positive change
   Various
14.35–15.05

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

15.05–15.35

Mental health: Looking after yourself and those you look after

  • Supporting and empowering people living with diabetes
  • Resilience and burnout in healthcare professionals
   Rose Stewart
15.35–16.05

The sleeping giant: Sleep apnoea

  • The importance of detecting and managing sleep apnoea
  • What are the treatment options?
   Kevin Fernando
16.05–16.50

Sponsored symposium

16.50–17.20

AGM

17.20

Chair’s closing remarks

   Clare Hambling

2022: 18th National Conference of the PCDS - Day 2

24 November 2022 - 09:00am

08.30–09.00

Registration

09.00–09.30

Developing new models of care

  • New methods of delivering care to improve the patient experience: Lessons learned over the last two years
   Nicola Milne / Sam Seidu
09.30–10.00

Preparing people with diabetes for surgery

  • Risks for people with diabetes undergoing surgery
  • What the surgical team need to know from your referral
   Ketan Dhatariya
10.00–10.45

Sponsored symposium

10.45–11.15

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

11.15–11.55

Masterclass rotation 1

Masterclass 1: How to: Talk about diet – Sarah Alicea/ Lesley Hamilton 

  • Latest thinking and evidence on diet approaches
  • Top tips for supporting dietary change

 

Masterclass 2: How to: Diagnose and manage high blood pressure – Richard McManus / Helen O’Neil

  • Screening, identifying and managing hypertension

 

Masterclass 3: How to: Detect diabetic retinopathy early – Steve Bain / Becky Thomas

  • The eye of the storm: Diabetes and the risks to the eye
  • Update on the national retinal screening programme
   Various
11.55–12.00

Change around time

12.00–12.40

Masterclass rotation 2

Masterclass 1: How to: Talk about diet – Sarah Alicea/ Lesley Hamilton 

  • Latest thinking and evidence on diet approaches
  • Top tips for supporting dietary change

 

Masterclass 2: How to: Diagnose and manage high blood pressure – Richard McManus / Helen O’Neil

  • Screening, identifying and managing hypertension

 

Masterclass 3: How to: Detect diabetic retinopathy early – Steve Bain / Becky Thomas

  • The eye of the storm: Diabetes and the risks to the eye
  • Update on the national retinal screening programme
   Various
12.40–13.40

Lunch and exhibition viewing

13.40–14.25

Sponsored symposium

14.25–15.05

The obesity epidemic

  • Risk factors and epidemiology
  • Common comorbidities and complications
  • Referral pathways and options for treatment
   Rachel Batterham
15.05–15.50

New NICE guidance: What does it mean for primary care?

  • Pragmatic guidance on implementing the new recommendations in everyday practice
   Naresh Kanumilli / Patrick Holmes / Chair: Sarah Davies
15.50

Chair’s concluding remarks

   Clare Hambling

Speakers

Sarah Alicea

Senior Diabetes Dietitian, Barts Health NHS Trust

Steve Bain

Professor in Medicine (Diabetes), Swansea

Rachel Batterham

Professor of Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology

Hannah Beba

Consultant Pharmacist

Pam Brown

GP, Swansea

Ketan Dhatariya

Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology & General Medecine

Jane Diggle

Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse

Kevin Fernando

GPwSI Diabetes & Medical Education

Clare Hambling

GP, Norfolk

Lesley Hamilton

Diabetes Network Manager

Patrick Holmes

GP/GPwSI (diabetes)

Naresh Kanumilli

GPwSI

Kamlesh Khunti

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine, Leicester

Richard McManus

Professor of General Practice, University of Oxford

Nicola Milne

Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Helen O’Neil

Frailty Lead Pharmacist, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sam Seidu

GP and Primary Care Academic Diabetologist, Leicester

Rose Stewart

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Becky Thomas

Senior Research Officer

Jonathan Valabhji

National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England & NHS Improvement, London

Location

National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Address: Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ

Directions: The National Conference Centre is centrally situated at J6 on the M42 with excellent transport links to Birmingham International Airport and train station which is just a 5 minute drive away. Central Birmingham is 25 minutes drive.

Hotels: We have discounted rates for accommodation at the following hotels:

 – Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport NEC →

 – Hilton Birmingham Metropole →

  • 23 November 2022 - 09:15am
  • 24 November 2022 - 09:00am

This conference was developed by the PCDS in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the conference agenda, speaker selection or presentations, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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