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CVD&Diabetes | 29 November 2018 | Manchester

This event took place on 29 November 2018. Please note the below agenda is from 2018 and gives a taste of what is covered at a CVD & Diabetes seminar.

This page will be updated in 2019.


08.45 Registration 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 focused 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


Management and pitfalls of painful diabetic neuropathy

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

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

10.55 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 JavaidGP and CVD lead, East Midlands Clinical Network


Hypertensive heart disease: Burden of hypertension

  • What are the hypertensive heart diseases?
  • How to find them?
  • What primary care can do to reduce the risks?

Dr Yassir JavaidGP and CVD lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

12.45 Lunch, exhibition and networking







Managing diabetes in different patient populations

  • Improving treatment for women with diabetes in pregnancy and beyond.
  • Improving treatment for BME patients and individualised care.

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


 Pre-diabetes and prevention

  • Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia: Why is it important?
  • Evidence for preventing diabetes.
  • NHS diabetes prevention programme.
    • How is it doing?
    • What for the future?

Dr Elizabeth MartinGP with a specialist interest in diabetes, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


Refreshment break and exhibition


Cardiovascular investigations

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

Dr Ivan Benett, GPwSI in cardiology, The Range Medical Practice, Manchester


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, ManchesterUniversity NHS Foundation Trust


Prepared by Cogora 14/11/18

*We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies companies including Abbott Diabetes Care, Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd., Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.

**Your delegate badge may, with your permission, be scanned by sponsor companies in the exhibition hall and at sponsored sessions.  If you allow your badge to be scanned, you agree for those companies to contact you about their products, events and/or services – some of which may be promotional in nature. If you do not wish to be contacted by our sponsor companies you have the right to not have your badge scanned when visiting a sponsored stand in the exhibition hall or attending sponsored sessions. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the sponsor.

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