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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.


NCC, Birmingham | 6-7 November 2024


We are delighted to invite you to attend this year’s National Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) , our annual free-to-attend, two day conference taking place on 6-7 November 2024 in Birmingham.

We are pleased to be meeting face to face again 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 you can join us for this key event in the 2024 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 30 August 2024.
  • Your abstract will be anonymously peer-reviewed and you will receive confirmation of acceptance or non-acceptance via email by the 30 September 2024.


If you wish to enter, please click the ‘poster submissions’ button above.

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


Day 1:

6 November 2024 09.00 - 17.20


  Chair’s introduction and NHS England/State of the Nations update

Speaker   Clare Hambling
09.30 – 10.10

Sponsored Symposium

Speaker   TBC

Multiple long-term conditions

  • Implications for the individual
  • How healthcare systems need to adapt
  • Tailoring care
Speaker   Kamlesh Khunti

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing


Masterclasses rotation 1

Masterclass 1: Lifestyle

  • The 5S physical behaviours
  • Brief diet advice – simple messages

Pam Brown


Masterclass 2: Type 3c (pancreatogenic) diabetes

  • Recognition, diagnosis, referral
  • Management

Su Down, Vicki Alabraba


Masterclass 3: CGM

  • TIR, GMI and AGP: Interpreting the data
  • Case studies: Relating the data to the person in front of you

Sarah Gregory, Julie Lewis


Masterclass 4: Preparing for surgery and perioperative care

  • Communication and referral
  • Glycaemic control and medication considerations

Ketan Dhatariya


Speaker   Various

Lunch and exhibition viewing


Poster results


Lifetime Achievement Award presented to new winner

Speaker   Neil Munro

Sponsored symposium


Move to masterclasses


Masterclass rotation 2 (repeated)


Refreshments and exhibition viewing


Obesity management

  • Addressing obesity in consultations
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
  • Weight-lowering drugs
  • Metabolic surgery
Speaker   Stephanie de Giorgio

Sponsored symposium

Speaker   TBC

Chronic kidney disease

  • Screening and assessing renal function
  • Pharmacological options for renoprotection
  • Renal function and medication/dosing adjustments
Speaker   Andrew Frankel


Day 2:

7 November 2024 09.00 - 16.00


The bookends of pregnancy

  • Contraception and preconception planning
  • Postnatal care and follow-up
  • Medication reviews
Speaker   Helen Murphy


  • Diabetes and cancer risk
  • Cancer-associated diabetes
  • Diabetes management during cancer treatment
Speaker   TBC

Sponsored symposium


Refreshments and exhibition viewing


Masterclasses rotation 1

Masterclass 5:  SGLT2 inhibitors: When, how and when not to start

  • SGLT2i indications, contraindications and places within guidelines
  • Prescribing tips

Hannah Beba, Waqas Tahir and Stephen Wheatcroft


Masterclass 6: Serious mental illness

  • Screening for mental health problems in diabetes
  • Managing diabetes in people with serious mental illness

Peter Bagshaw


Masterclass 7: Diagnosis and classification of diabetes

  • Type 2 diabetes: Pros and cons of HbA1c
  • Type 1 diabetes, LADA, monogenic and other diabetes types

Angus Jones


Masterclass 8: Health inequalities

  • What are the solutions?
  • What can I do in practice?

Sam Seidu

Speaker   A

Masterclass change around time


Masterclass rotation 2 (repeated)


Lunch and exhibition viewing


Lifetime Achievement Award presentation

Speaker   David Millar-Jones

Sponsored symposium


Type 2 diabetes in young adults

  • Prevalence and implications
  • The T2Day initiative
  • How to conduct an extended review
Speaker   Chirag Bakhai, Jane Diggle, Nicola Milne

Lipids Q&A

  • Assessing cardiovascular risk and setting targets
  • Statins and other lipid-lowering drugs
  • Your questions answered
Speaker   Rani Khatib, Hannah Beba and Rahul Mohan

Chair’s closing remarks


Vicki Alabraba

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Leicester Diabetes Centre

Peter Bagshaw

GP and NHS Somerset Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disability and Dementia

Chirag Bakhai

GP and Clinical Advisor to the Diabetes Programme, NHS England

Hannah Beba

Consultant Pharmacist, Leeds Health and Care Partnership

Pam Brown

GP, Swansea

Ketan Dhatariya

Jane Diggle

Specialist Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, West Yorkshire

Su Down

Diabetes Nurse Consultant, Somerset

Andrew Frankel

Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS

Sarah Gregory

Stephanie de Giorgio

GP and director of All About Obesity

Clare Hambling

GP, Norfolk, Chair of the PCDS and National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England

Angus Jones

Naresh Kanumilli

GPwSI, Manchester

Kamlesh Khunti

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine

Rani Khatib

Julie Lewis

Primary Care Nurse Consultant

David Millar-Jones

GP, Cwmbran

Nicola Milne

PCN DiaST Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse Clinical Lead for the Greater Manchester Diabetes Clinical Network

Rahul Mohan

GPwER Diabetes, Nottingham

Helen Murphy

Sam Seidu

GP and Primary Care Academic Diabetologist, Leicester

Waqas Tahir

GPwER Diabetes, Bradford

Stephen Wheatcroft


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.

Accommodation: Accommodation for the conference can be booked at our preferred hotel (Hilton Birmingham Metropole). A coach will run in the morning and after the conference between this hotel only and the conference venue. Book accommodation here.

  • 6 November 2024 09.00 - 17.20
  • 7 November 2024 09.00 - 16.00

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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