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Major names announced for Diabetes Professional Care 2016 conference

The Diabetes Professional Care 2016 conference has unveiled its speaker line-up for 2016, which includes some major names across diabetes treatment and research.
The conference, which will take place on 16 and 17 November at London’s Olympia, will feature presentations from NHS England and The Diabetes Think Tank.
The show’s first keynote session will be presented by Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes at NHS England, and Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director for Diabetes at NHS England.
Valabhji will be talking about “Diabetes and the NHS in England in November 2016”, and Kar will be discussing “The art of the possible”.
Technology will be a key theme of the conference. Beverley Bryant, Director of Strategic Systems at NHS England, will be speaking about how technology will change diabetes treatment and make the NHS. paperless, and Samantha Jones, Director, New Models of Care at NHS England, will be analysing new models of care in diabetes.
Kar will also be discussing “Diabetes and Technology: Overhyped or a necessity?”, and Pauline Latham MP, Chair of the Diabetes Think Tank will feature in the afternoon session on day two.
Other topics being discussed include lipohypertrophy, the practical challenges of diabetes in the Asian population, ketosis, and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Karen Richardso, Conference Director at Diabetes Professional Care 2016, said: “After the huge success of last year’s conference programmen, we wanted to make sure we kept the momentum going for 2016.
“We will host a multi-stream programmen, covering the full diabetes spectrum from technologies, diagnostics and prevention to commissioning, pediatrics and primary and secondary care.
“We want our conference to be the forum where new ideas are bor, understanding is deepened, solutions are progressed and hot topics like DKA, monogenic diabetes and biosimilars are addressed. Our focus is clear – we want to increase the empowerment of patients and create better patient outcomes.”

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