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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.

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We would like to invite you to the 17th Scottish Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), taking place on 29 October 2024 in Glasgow.

Organised by the PCDS, the only association solely committed to the needs of primary care diabetes, this conference will examine diabetes care from a Scottish 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 Scotland.

As the Scottish 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 Scotland.

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: 17th Scottish Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society

Tuesday 29 October – 08:55 – 16:45

08.30–08.55

Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing

,
08.55–09.00

Welcome and introduction

,
09.00–09.45

Sponsored Symposium 

,
09.45–10.15

New medicines: The present and future

  • Effects on glucose, weight, macrovascular and microvascular outcomes
  • Prescribing according to the evidence and guidelines
  • What’s in the pipeline?
Speaker   Hannah Beba
,
10.15–10.45

Debate: Triple therapy – do you treat to HbA1c or secondary outcomes?  

  • Is SIGN advice out of date?
  • Lower the HbA1c, lower the risk
  • Beyond glycaemia: Holistic prescribing for multiple long-term conditions
Speaker   Kashif Ali & Naresh Kanumilli
,
10.45–11.10

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

,
11.10–11.40

AI prescribing: Let’s go off-piste. Clinician versus machine

  • Supporting management of multiple conditions
  • Supporting the non-specialist clinician
  • Soft skills
  • Medicolegal issues
Speaker   Chris Sainsbury
,
11.40-12.15

Outstanding Contribution Award – 100 years of hypoglycaemia 

Speaker   Brian Frier
,
12.15–13.00

Sponsored symposium

,
13.00–13.50

Lunch and exhibition viewing

,
13.50 –14.30

Masterclass rotation 1

Masterclass 1: CGM made simple  – Su Down & Nicola Milne

  • Who is eligible?
  • What do we need to know when prescribing?
  • Data analysis made easy

 

Masterclass 2: Cancer and diabetes  – Paul Newman & Sheena Fraser

  • Bidirectional links between cancer and diabetes
  • Best practice diabetes management in people with cancer
  • Preparing for chemotherapy

 

Masterclass 3: Complex cases: We could do better Lyndsey  McConnell

  • DVLA guidance for PLWD- who should test and when
  • Sick day guidance- When and what to stop and when to restart
  • Contraception- key considerations in contraceptive choices

 

Masterclass 4: Obesity management and strategies Samina Ali

  • Knowing your local pathways
  • 10-minute diet advice
  • Targeting weight loss from type 2 diabetes diagnosis
  • New pharmacotherapies
Speaker   Various
,
14.30–14.35

Masterclass change-around

,
14.35 –15.15.10

Masterclass rotation 2 – as above

 

Speaker   Various
,
15.10–15.40

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

,
15.40–16.10

Lipids how low do you go?

  • What do the guidelines say?
  • Modification through lifestyle
  • Statins, intolerance and monitoring
  • The role of newer therapies
Speaker   TBC
,
16.10–16.40

 Diabetes Distilled – The latest news and updates in primary care diabetes

 

Speaker   Pam Brown
,
16.40 –16.45

Conference Close

Speakers

Kashif Ali

GP Partner and Primary Care Lead for Diabetes MCN, Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Samina Ali

Advance Practice Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Hannah Beba

Consultant Pharmacist, Leeds

Pam Brown

GP, Swansea

Su Down

Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, Somerset

Sheena Fraser

GP Partner, Waverley Park Medical Practice

Naresh Kanumilli

GP with a Special Interest in Diabetes and Cardiology, Manchester

Lyndsey McConnell

GPwSI in Diabetes, Argyll

Nicola Milne

DiAST Nurse Lead, Brooklands and Northenden PCN

Paul Newman

GP, Glasgow

Chris Sainsbury

Consultant Physician at Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Naveed Sattar

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton, Glasgow Central

Address: Cambridge Street, Glasgow, G2 3HN, United Kingdom

Directions: Located on Cambridge Street in the city centre of Glasgow and a short walk away from the main transport hubs.

  • Tuesday 29 October – 08:55 – 16:45

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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