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CVD&Diabetes | 22 May | London

2018 Programme

This event took place on 22 May 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 Ahmad Moolla, specialist registrar and clinical research fellow, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford @ahmadmoolla


 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


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


  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


 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





  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 


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 JavaidGP and CVD lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

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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


 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


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


 Close of conference

*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; including Abbott Diabetes Care, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo Ltd, Novartis, Takeda Ltd and MSD. 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.

Prepared by Cogora 21/05/18



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