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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.

About the programme

Originally filmed across the 13 & 14 September 2023

This year’s National Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) content is available to watch on-demand.

Presentations are also available to download from the resources tab.

13th September 2023

Setting the Scene

  • The state of diabetes in the NHS
  • Upcoming priorities

Speaker: Jonathan Valabhji

Type 2 Diabetes and Declining Renal Function: It's time to act

This is an educational, promotional video funded and created by AstraZeneca intended for UK HCPs.

Speaker: Dr Yassir Javaid

Life without Type 2 Diabetes

  • Twin cycles and personal fat thresholds
  • How can type 2 diabetes remission be achieved?
  • How can primary care professionals help?

Speakers: Roy Taylor

Teach a Man to Fish: Lifetime Achievement Award

Speaker: Pam Brown

A potpourri of diabetes

  • Classification conundrums & diagnostic dilemmas in diabetes: a case-based approach
  • Forgotten complications of diabetes
  • Hot topics in diabetes for 2023

Speaker: Kevin Fernando

Diabetes & oral health

  • Periodontitis and diabetes: a two-way relationship
  • Guidelines and working with dental professionals
  • Maintaining good oral health

Speaker: Dominika Antoniszczak

14th September 2023

Women’s Health & Diabetes

  • Menopause
  • Sexual dysfunction

Speaker: Heather Bell & Darryl Meeking

Hot topics in Type 1 Diabetes

  • Diagnosis
  • Sick day rules
  • Prevention
  • Technology

Speaker: Mayank Patel

Type 2 Diabetes in young adults

  • Characteristics and clinical implications
  • Pregnancy and contraception
  • Management
  • Psychological issues

Speaker: Soon Song

Hot topics in Type 2 Diabetes

  • CQC diabetes pitfalls
  • Top tips in relaying risk
  • Making the best use of social media – Top tips and pitfalls

Speaker: Rahul Mohan, Stephen Lawrence & Kevin Fernando

Additional resources

13th September 2023

Masterclass 1: Time in range and CGM data interpretation – what we need to know in Primary Care - Su Down & Nicola Milne

PDF Presentation

Masterclass 2: Deprescribing/older people – Hannah Beba & Lisa Devine

PDF Presentation

Masterclass 3: Managing peripheral & autonomic neuropathy in diabetes – Waqas Tahir & Kevin Fernando

PDF Presentation

14th September 2023

Masterclass 1: Hypertension and lipids -
Hannah Beba & Rahul Mohan

PDF Presentation

Masterclass 2: Obesity - starting the conversation - Stephanie de Giorgio

PDF Presentation

Masterclass 3: Psychology –
Rose Stewart

PDF Presentation

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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