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CVD&Diabetes | 29 November |


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Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Location: Crowne Plaza, Manchester


2018 Programme


08.45 Registration, refreshments and networking

Chair’s opening remarks

Dr Martin Hadley-Brown, GP partner, School Lane Surgery, Norfolk


Chronic kidney disease at the primary/secondary care interface

  • Most people with chronic kidney disease gain little benefit from referral to secondary care.
  • Management should be focussed on control of blood pressure and management of other cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Nephrologists may prove useful in making a diagnosis and in managing stage 4-5 disease.

Professor David Wheeler, honorary consultant nephrologist and professor of kidney medicine, University College London @davidcwheeler2



  • Prescribing anticoagulants.
  • High risk patients and what to consider?
  • Potential side affects and further complications.

Speaker to be confirmed

10.45 Refreshment break and exhibition

Heart valve disease: A common but preventable cause of heart failure

  • Aspects of valve disease relevant to primary care.
  • Auscultation skills: Live audio deconstruction of common murmurs.
  • Surveillance and when to refer.

Dr Yassir Javaid, GP and CVD lead, East Midlands Clinical Network


Pre-diabetes and diabetes prevention in primary care

  • Pre-Diabetes: What is it and does it matter?
  • The National Diabetes Prevention Programme: Who is it for, what does it do and does it work?

Dr Liz Martin, GPWSI in diabetes, Leeds Community Health Care Trust

12.35 Lunch, exhibition and networking

Management and pitfalls of painful diabetic neuropathy

  • Co-morbidities of painful DPN – What to recognise?
  • Pharmacotherapy – A contemporary perspective.
  • Topical and other therapies.

Dr Uazan Alam, senior clinical lecturer and honorary consultant in diabetes and endocrinology, University of Liverpool and University Hospital Aintree @AlamUazman


Medical care after stroke

  • What to look out for in late complications.
  • Preventative measures and lifestyle changes.
  • Choosing the correct anticoagulants.

Speaker to be confirmed


Managing diabetes in different patient populations

  • Identifying high risk groups in type 2 diabetes.
  • Improving treatment for BME patients and individualised care.
  • Identifying risk management of pregnant women with diabetes.

Dr Clare Mumby, consultant physician, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

15.20 Refreshment break and exhibition

Cardiovascular investigations

  • ‘Listen to the patient, they are telling you the diagnosis’ History and Examination trump all investigation.
  • When to investigate?
  • How to investigate?

Dr Ivan Benett, GPwSI in cardiology and non-executive director, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust @benettivan


Insulin initiation

  • When to consider initiation of insulin.
  • Refresher: Types of insulin and delivery device.
  • Continuous glucose monitoring.

Dr Naveed Younis, clinical lead endocrinology & diabetes, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

17.00 Close of conference


Prepared by Cogora 13/09/18

*Please note, the programme and timings are subject to change.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

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