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CVD&Diabetes | 22 May | London

Programme

08.45 Registration and networking
09.20

Chair’s opening remarks:

Dr Ahmad Moolla, specialist registrar and clinical research fellow, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford @ahmadmoolla

09.30

 Insulin initiation

  • When to consider initiation of insulin.
  • Refresher: Types of insulin and delivery device.
  • Changing the titration dose.

Dr Eveleigh Nicholson, consultant diabetes and endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust @DrEveleigh

10.10

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

 10.45

  Refreshment break and exhibition

11.15

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

12.00

 Diabetic foot complications

  • Common diabetic foot complications.
  • Assessment of the diabetic foot.
  • Red flags and referral.

Deborah Coleman, diabetic foot co-ordinator, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.35

 Lunch

 

 13.25

  Diet and lifestyle

  • Latest evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes.
  • Controversies.
  • Can diabetes be reversed?

Douglas Twenefour, deputy head of care, Diabetes UK @dtwenefour 

14.05

Case studies in non-valvular AF

  • How to ensure timely anticoagulation in NVAF.
  • Translating the evidence into practice.
  • Appropriate dosing and surveillance of the DOACs in primary care.

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

Sponsored by:

14.40

Medical care after stroke

  • Be aware of late complications.
  • Concentrate on lifestyle change.
  • Don’t obsess about medicines.

Dr David Cohen, NHS consultant stroke physician, Northwick Park Hospital

15.20

 Refreshment break

15:45

 Diabetes, driving and the DVLA

  • Diabetes, driving and the law.
  • Recent changes to our diabetes driving standards.
  • When and how to notify the DVLA.

Dr Alun Hemington-Gorse,   former GP, DVLA doctor and diabetes panel secretary, DVLA

16.20

Which tests are important for cardiovascular patients

  • Why tests are important before you refer to Cardiology.
  • Important conditions which should be detected in primary care before referral.
  • How to spot common problems on the ECG.

Dr Kathryn E Griffith, clinical lead for kidney care, RCGP, cardiovascular lead, Vale of York CCG and secretary, The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

17.00

 Close of conference

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

** We would like to thank our sponsors and exhibitors for supporting this meeting, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies including Abbott Diabetes Care, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, Novartis, Takeda Ltd and MSD. Unless stated in your programme they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

Prepared by Cogora 21/05/18

 

 


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