With the limitations and uncertainty still surrounding COVID we have unfortunately had to put our much loved and popular DM Conference on hold for another year BUT we are thrilled to offer you an online amalgamation of key bite size learning centred on Diabetes delivered by leaders in the field on July 5th, 2022.
Professor Partha Kar – The Evidence of COVID 19 around Diabetes
Many of you will know Professor Partha Kar who will be joining us on the day to discuss the evidence of COVID 19 around Diabetes. A legend in the field of Diabetes, he has been integral to the development of strategies to improve patient care and education among health care professionals looking after patients with Diabetes. He was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to Diabetes Care last year.
His column in the BMJ is always one of the first I skip to, and I know many of you will have enjoyed his podcasts over the years.
Dr Patrick Holmes – CKD in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr David Strain – Diabetes & Frailty
Dr Patrick Holmes (GPwSI Diabetes) also a keen educator will be taking a closer look at CKD in Diabetes and Dr David Strain a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and Care of the Elderly Consultant will focus on Diabetes and frailty. Older patients in the community can often be the most challenging and Dr Strain will discuss individualising treatment in this older more vulnerable group of patients.
Dr Neel Basudev – Multi Factorial Care
Dr Neel Basudev a fellow GP will be discussing multifactorial care using his experience of setting up Diabetes virtual clinics to improve the care of patients in Lambeth.
Samantha Heasman- Managing Complex Patients in Primary Care: Case Studies
Samantha is a Diabetes Lead Practice Nurse in a deprived area of South-East Essex. She worked as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse in the community for five years, primarily managing complex cases that had been referred by GPs. The case studies will address engaging patients in lifestyle changes and adjusting medication to account for learning disabilities, preference and co-morbidities.
Please do join us on the day. There will be plenty of opportunities to put forward your questions and we hope to generate discussion amongst our speakers in our question and answer panels on the day. I look forward to seeing you all through the wizardry of technology at the event!