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CVD&Diabetes | 22 May | London


08.45 Registration and networking
09.20  Chair’s opening remarks

 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


Session to be confirmed

Supported by Daiichi-Sankyo


  Refreshment break and exhibition


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


 Industry sponsorship in progress


 Case studies: The complex diabetic patient

  • Managing diabetic neuropathy.
  • Adolescent patients and diabulimia.

Speaker to be announced shortly





  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 


  Session to be confirmed

Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb


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


 Refreshment break


 Updates to DVLA guidelines: The GP role

  • Understanding new changes to DVLA fitness to drive criteria.
  • Defining the GP role in reporting potential breaches.
  • Patient consent.

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


Primary care work up for CVD patients

  • Blood tests and ECG.
  • Palpitations patient.
  • IHD and a heart failure patient.

 Dr Kathryn Griffith, clinical lead for kidney care, RCGP and cardiovascular lead, VoY CCG


 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, Takeda Ltd and MSD. Unless stated in your programme they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.

Prepared by Cogora 17/04/18



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