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CVD&Diabetes | 29 November | Manchester

The agenda for our Pulse Learning Seminar: CVD & Diabetes 2018 is in development. In the meantime, take a look at what was discussed in 2017. 


08.45 Registration and networking

09.20 Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Nigel Rowell, North of England CVD lead for primary care 

09.30 Modern management of diabesity

  • Latest on the management of diabetes and Obesity
  • Managing prediabesity

Dr Chinnadorai Rajeswaran, consultant physician(Obesity,Diabetes & Endocrinology), chair, National Diabesity Forum

10.10 Achieving HbA1c targets is a challenge: How can SGLT2 inhibitors help you manage type 2 diabetes?

  • Current treatment options for patients
  • Comparing SGLT2 inhibitors with sulphonylureas and DPP4 inhibitors
  • Practical case studies

Dr Adie Viljoen, consultant chemical pathologist, Hertfordshire

Supported by NAPP Diabetes

10.40 Refreshment break and exhibition

11.10 Chronic heart failure in primary care:

  • Diagnosis challenges
  • Treatment and referral
  • Latest guidelines

Dr Nigel Rowell, GPSI cardiology in Middlesborough 

11.50 Optimising anticoagulation therapy in atrial fibrillation to improve patient outcomes

Dr Washik Parkar, GP in Trafford,  clinical assistant in cardiology, St Helens and Knowsley Trust

Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb

12.20 Common challenges in paediatric diabetes

  • Making a timely diagnosis
  • Is it always Type 1?
  • Importance of primary care during transition of care

Tabitha Randell, consultant in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, Nottingham University Hospital, chair of clinical committee, British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

13.00 Lunch

13.50 A ‘pick and mix’ of common diabetes challenges: Case studies

  • Recognising diabetic neuropathy
  • Renal complications

Professor Roger Gadsby MBE, honorary associate clinical professor, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

14.30 DOACs in diabetes: Which drug, which dose?

Dr Jecko Thachil, consultant haematologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Supported by Daiichi Sankyo

15.00 Best practice in the diagnosis and management of hypertension

  • Which diagnostic test?
  • Pharmacological vs lifestyle treatment  
  • Treating resistant hypertension

Dr Philip Lewis,consultant cardiologist and clinical hypertension specialist, Stepping Hill Hospital & The Alexandra Hospital, Cheshire, and honorary senior lecturer, University of Manchester.

15.45 Refreshment break

16.15 Symptom sorter:  faints, funny turns and palpitations

  • When is it cardiac?
  • Which diagnostic test?
  • When to refer

Dr P Boon Lim, cardiologist and electrophysiologist specialising in heart rhythm disturbances, Imperial College London

17.10 Close of conference

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

** We would like to thank our partners and exhibitors for their support. Unless mentioned in the agenda, they have had no influence over content or speakers

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