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This conference was developed by the PCDS in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have contributed financial support towards this event but 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.

About

We would like to invite you to the 14th Northern Ireland Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), taking place on 19 September 2024 in Belfast.

Organised by the PCDS, the only association solely committed to the needs of primary care diabetes, this conference will examine diabetes care from a Northern Irish perspective. Through a mixture of lectures and masterclasses, this event will provide practical guidance to healthcare professionals, focusing on those issues that have the most impact on everyday diabetes practice in Northern Ireland.

As the Northern Irish representatives of the PCDS Committee, we are delighted to be delivering an event that provides an invaluable opportunity for us to come together and discuss the real core issues in day-to-day diabetes care delivery in Northern Ireland.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

 

 

Why attend

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

Inspiration and new contacts with various opportunities to network alongside your peers

Claim 5 CPD points for the one-day conference

Agenda

2024: 14th Northern Ireland Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society

19 September 2024 - 09:00am

08.30–09.00

Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing

,
09.00–09.05

Chair’s Introduction

Speaker   Heather Bell & Lesley Hamilton
,
09.05–09.50

Sponsored Symposium

,
09.50–10.35

Obesity 

  • Bringing it up in consultations
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
  • When and where to refer
  • Advances in therapy
Speaker   Alex Miras
,
10.35-10.55

Refreshments & exhibitions viewing

,
10.55- 11.40

Masterclass rotation 1: 

 

Masterclass 1: Oncology and palliative care – Su Down

  • Diabetes and cancer risk
  • Managing diabetes with chemotherapy
  • Deprescribing and managing diabetes in end-of-life care

 

Masterclass 2: Diet

  • Simple messages: Carbohydrates, good fats, bad fats

 

Masterclass 3: Continuous glucose monitoring Heather Bell

  • What we need to know before prescribing
  • Educating the user
  • Fundamentals of data analysis

Masterclass 4:

Insulin dilemmas Paul McMullan

  • Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia
  • Rescue therapy
  • Downtitration with other drugs
Speaker   Various
,
11.40-11.45

Masterclass change around

,
11.45-12.30

Masterclass rotation 2: 

 

Masterclass 1: Oncology and palliative care Su Down

  • Diabetes and cancer risk
  • Managing diabetes with chemotherapy
  • Deprescribing and managing diabetes in end-of-life care

 

Masterclass 2: Diet

  • Simple messages: Carbohydrates, good fats, bad fats

 

Masterclass 3: Continuous glucose monitoring – Heather Bell

  • What we need to know before prescribing
  • Educating the user
  • Fundamentals of data analysis

Masterclass 4:

Insulin dilemmasPaul McMullan

  • Steroid-induced hyperglycaemia
  • Rescue therapy
  • Downtitration with other drugs
Speaker   Various
,
12.30–13.30

Lunch and exhibition viewing

,
13.30-14.15

Sponsored Symposium

,
14.15–15.00

Type 2 diabetes in young adults  

  • The implications of early-onset T2DM
  • The diabetes review: Extra considerations
,
15.00–15.20

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

,
15.20–16.00

Psychology 

  •  Psychosocial needs of people with diabetes
  • Assessing diabetes distress
  • How can we help in primary care?
,
16.00–16.30

 Breaking news, brought to you by Diabetes Distilled

Speaker   Pam Brown
,
16.30-16.35

Chairs’ concluding remarks

Speaker   Heather Bell & Lesley Hamilton

Speakers

Heather Bell

GP Principal

Pam Brown

GP, Swansea

Su Down

Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, Somerset

Lesley Hamilton

Diabetes Network Manager

Paul McMullan

Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes

Alex Miras

Professor of Endocrinology, Ulster University

Sponsors

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Location

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick

Directions: Paradise Walk, Castle Upton Estate, Templepatrick, BT39 0DD, N. Ireland

 

  • 19 September 2024 - 09:00am

This conference was developed by the PCDS in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have contributed financial support towards this event but 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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