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Virtual host unveiled for Diabetes Professional Care online conference

Virtual host unveiled for Diabetes Professional Care online conference

Programme schedule details announced for Diabetes Professional Care held online from 11th-13th November to ensure that the free education provided by DPC will still be available to thousands of healthcare professionals working in diabetes.

Published: Oct 30, 2020
Category: Healthcare Professionals
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Diabetes Professional Care have announced more details about next month’s online event – including the host of the show.

With staging a physical event not possible due to the current Covid-19 measures, the organisers of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2020) have developed a unique virtual conference offering for healthcare professionals.

The event will now be staged online from 11th-13th November providing free education to thousands of healthcare professionals working in diabetes.

Dr David Strain, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, has been confirmed as the show host for the three-day virtual event.

Event organisers said the highly-respected diabetes doctor will be the “conductor to the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2020) orchestra” when the first online show goes live next month.

The host for this year's DPC virtual event - Dr David Strain

Dr Strain, who is also an Honorary Consultant in Medicine for the Older Adult and Head of the Academic Department for Healthcare for Older Adults, said: “This year DPC is more important than ever. The whole Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the way we work and people are afraid, there’s no other way of putting it.

“Diabetes has been flagged as a key risk factor for Covid-19, so therefore we need to ensure our patients are putting optimal diabetes control in place to make sure we can reduce their risk from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as all the other comorbidities that can come with diabetes.

“There’s going to be a huge focus on making sure we can still deliver the best care possible to all of the people living with diabetes, while maintaining the safety of both the practitioner and those individuals. DPC has got this huge pragmatic feel to it because it’s got the ability to translate high-powered research into what it actually means for frontline staff and their patients.”

The official programme for the virtual show has also been released, with Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity – NHS England and Professor Improvement and Partha Kar, National Specialist Advisor, Diabetes, NHS - NHS England set to play a starring role.

Together, they will provide an update on the Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which has been adapted into a virtual service so people can continue with their progress remotely.

Another highlight will see Dr Mark Davies, Consultant Clinical Pyschologist at Belfast City Hospital discuss how the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Guidelines can be put into practice, helping to put the person with diabetes at the centre of their care.

Consultant Pharmacist in Diabetes and Endocrinology at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Philip Newland-Jones will lead a talk about how Covid-19 has redefined the role of nurses.

The event is free-to-attend and CPD-accredited for healthcare professionals who deliver care and support to people living with, or at risk of developing diabetes and its related conditions.

Those who register will also be able to meet online with friends and colleagues and take advantage of the interactive virtual exhibition and hear some of the world’s leading diabetes experts speak about their specialist areas.

DPC founder Maggie Meer with members of the DRWF team at last year's event at London Olympia

DPC Founder Maggie Meer said: “We’re honoured to have Dr David Strain take the helm and become the conductor to the DPC orchestra. We’ve gone above and beyond to ensure DPC2020 is so much more than a series of online webinars and we believe we’ve incorporated compelling content that will be wrapped up in the most innovative virtual format currently available.

“This event, which promises to be a world-class online experience, has been developed as part of DPC’s commitment to MDT working, providing free education and sharing good practice to all healthcare professionals working within the field of diabetes.”

DPC2020 Virtual will run on the 11th, 12th and 13th November with each day’s programme starting from 8.30am to 2pm and then in the evening sessions will start back up again from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The three days are open for all healthcare professionals and will be suitable for all levels of experience and specialisms – from policy-level through to senior clinicians, primary care, community care and those that have just started their careers in relation to diabetes.

Taking DPC2020 virtual is an exciting experience, but for some may seem overwhelming, which is why organisers have put together a series of frequently asked questions.

DPC 2020 is supported by DRWF as registration sponsors.

For more information about Diabetes Professional Care and to register your place visit here
Join the conversation and share your experience on social media using the official hashtag: #DPC2020 @diabetespc

DPC and DRWF are also really excited to have teamed up to run a patient education and information virtual event on Saturday, 14th November, which healthcare professionals are also welcome to attend.

United Through Diabetes

DRWF has partnered with the organisers of Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2020), the UK’s leading national diabetes annual event for healthcare professionals, to provide an innovative virtual conference and exhibition venue to be launched next month.

The new first-of-its-kind event is entitled United Through Diabetes and will be held on World Diabetes Day – Saturday, 14th November from 9.30am to 5pm.

Registration for the event is open now here
Read the event announcement United Through Diabetes – Join DRWF and DPC this World Diabetes Day
View the programme online here
Support DRWF by making a donation here
Find out more about DRWF-funded research here
Read Staying safe with diabetes from Covid-19 – latest government guidelines

DRWF operations during the Covid-19 health crisis

The DRWF team is now working remotely. Covid-19 guidance, particularly where it aligns or impacts with diabetes guidance, is shared as quickly as possible through the DRWF website and social media channels with the aim of making it as easy to understand as possible and a reliable source of latest news.

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