Now in its 5th year this unmissable diabetes networking forum responses to new innovations and ongoing updates within insulin pump therapy. This interactive NHS conference will provide you with a comprehensive overview which will enable you to improve practice for your pump technology patients by focussing on:
What’s new in insulin pump and sensor technology? Explore the latest developments in type 1 diabetes technology
Keeping up with T1D technology advancements: develop your insulin pump service in line with technological advances and discover how new technology can progress diabetes management
Interactive workshop sessions: these sessions will delve into pregnancy, paediatric and adolescent care, nutrition and exercise and psychological support for empowering your patients
Utilising innovative support tools: explore the latest apps and supports tools and discuss how you can integrate them in your diabetes patients’ care
Building technology support in your clinics: ensure your patients are fully supported with technological advancements
Improving staff competencies: deliver appropriate training and improve your competency for pump and sensor technology
This annual NHS networking conference provides a unique opportunity for you to come together with your colleagues to benchmark your service, get an update on new technology and take new implementable ideas back to your role. The conference has previously been described as:
“A fantastic opportunity for networking with other colleagues and discovering and learning about new technologies available for T1 diabetes management”
“An excellent agenda and delivery - the right combo of interactive sessions”
“Insightful of new technologies on the market and sharing of good practice was very useful”
“Totally inspiring. Very motivational”
“Felt the whole day was well worth attending”
- Fiona Green, Diabetes and Endocrinology - Adult Consultant, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
- Leah Thomas, Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Barts Health NHS Trust
- Sheena McDonald, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
- Linda McGlynn, Patient and NHS Engagement Manager, Diabetes Scotland
- Mary Moody, Chair, Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
- Shareen Forbes, Personal Chair of Diabetic Medicine, University of Edinburgh
- Sharon Mackin, Clinical Lecturer and Specialty Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Glasgow
- Joel Milner, Committee Secretary, Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
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|9.00||Registration, refreshments and networking|
Chair’s opening remarks
Shareen Forbes, Personal Chair of Diabetic Medicine, University of Edinburgh
What’s new in insulin pump and sensor technology?
Keynote: Explore the latest developments in type 1 diabetes technology
Evidenced overview of current pumps, CGM and sensors
Insight into new software, closed loop and automated insulin delivery
Keeping up-to-date: implementing advancing technology into your service
Shareen Forbes, Personal Chair of Diabetic Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Keeping up with T1D technology advancements
Case study: Developing your insulin pump service in line with technological advances
How will your service need to be developed to keep up with fast changing technology improvements?
Overcoming the common barriers: device availability, integration into care and competencies of staff and patients
A look to the future: how will your insulin pump service continue to develop?
Fiona Green, Diabetes and Endocrinology - Adult Consultant, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Utilising innovative support tools
Explore the latest social media support tools: how can you integrate them into your diabetes care?
Utilising social media as a tool to support patients with their diabetes
Discussion session: share the apps and tools that your patients are using, learn what else is out there and which your NHS colleagues would recommend
Joel Milner, Committee Secretary, Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
|11.50||Panel question, answer and discussion session with the morning speakers|
Live technology demonstrations: Explore the latest advances and discover how new technology can progress diabetes management
This is your opportunity to find out what’s new on the market, how you can access the new technologies for your patients and what support is available to you to improve your education and competency.
Interactive workshop sessions
Attendees are able to choose from either workshop one or workshop two for their morning workshop session:
Workshop 1: Overcome the challenges of working with technology for pregnancy patients
Engaging and educating patients: working with different levels of literacy and introducing new technology
Challenges of interpreting the data and getting the training right for patients
Impact of diet and managing post meal spikes in pregnancy: the impact of technology
Discussion session: Pregnant patient case studies; problems and solutions shared
Sharon Mackin, Clinical Lecturer and Specialty Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Glasgow
Workshop 2: Implementing pump and sensor use at diagnosis for patients under 5
Introduction into the service: one of the largest paediatric diabetes services in England
Benefits and challenges of setting up the service: sharing the data
Why does the research say for pump and sensor use for patient under the age of 5?
Discussion session: How to make a practical change to encourage pump and sensor use at a younger age
Leah Thomas, Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Barts Health NHS Trust
Interactive workshop sessions
Attendees are able to choose from either workshop three or workshop four for their afternoon workshop session:
Workshop 3: How to improve management of nutrition and exercise by utilising technology
Explore the technology available and how it can be used to improve nutrition and support exercise in diabetes care
Enabling patients to manage nutrition to maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle
Understanding how to support your patients with exercise and what to advise in clinic
Discussion session: How to integrate diet, nutrition and exercise into everyday diabetes management
Sheena McDonald, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Working 4: Empowering your patients with their T1 diabetes management
Motivating your patients to explore new technology for their diabetes management and overcome anxieties
Building confidence in new devices: what to do when data is available 24/7
Overcoming the fear of technology: what can you do to put your patients at ease?
Discussion session: Best practice approaches to supporting patients using insulin pumps and sensor technology
Linda McGlynn, Patient and NHS Engagement Manager, Diabetes Scotland
|4.10||Chair’s closing remarks|
|4.20||Close of day|
Adult Diabetes Dietitian
Adult Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Advanced Specialist Dietician, Diabetes
Blood Glucose Specialist
Category Manager, National Procurement
Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse
Diabetes MCN Manager
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Diabetes Specialist Nurse
District Sales Manager
Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Lead Diabetic Nurse Specialist
Lead Dietitian and Pump Educator
Lead Insulin Pump Nurse for Paediatric Service
Lead Paediatric/Transition Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Marketing Development Manager for UK and ROI
Marketing Director EMEA/APAC
National Sales Manager
Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Public Affairs Manager
Specialist Dietitian / Trainee Improvement Advisor
Territory Manager – Wales & SW England
Trainee Health Psychologist
Abbott Diabetes Care
Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Belfast Health Care Trust
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS National Services Scotland
Roche Diabetes Care Limited
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
- Posters should include images as well as text, and photographs of the individuals or service involved. There will be a ‘stand by your poster’ session during the day when attendees can discuss your work. Posters should share innovative and effective ways of working and reflect on the following questions:
- What challenge were you addressing in your service improvement?
- What strategies or processes were tried?
- What evidence or guidance informed these strategies?
- What service improvement outcome was achieved? How was that measured?
- What impact did this have on the wider service: users, staff, organisational processes?
- What did you learn and how can this benefit other services to improve?
- Any registered conference attendee from the NHS, public or charity sector may present a poster
- Only one poster presentation is allowed per registered attendee/author
- Posters must be registered by two weeks prior to the conference and be brought on the day
- This can consist of one sheet (A1) or up to 12 sheets of A4 paper – in Power Point
- Posters will go onto portrait orientated boards of 1m x 2m and Velcro will be provided for fixing
To start your application, please submit the following details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Author details: (100 words or less)
- Author email: (to be published)
- Poster title:
- Poster abstract: (200 words or less)
Alternatively, please download and complete the poster application form
All applications are welcome from either registered or reserve place attendees - successful submissions will be notified within one week of application. Please do contact the team on 01732 897788 if you have any questions.
Do you work in Diabetes Care? Have you developed your service and want to share your work? We are always looking for interesting examples and experiences.
With all of our courses driven by best practice, we would welcome you to approach us to take part. Benefits of presenting:
- Case study driven presentations - if you are part of a team who has implemented a new project or idea then this is the platform to share your experiences.
- Put you and your achievements out there - whether you are a PWP, Diabetes Care Service Lead, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist or a mental health nurse , we will be holding an event which will enable you to share your tools to help others in Diabetes Care deal with their challenges.
- Time to think and focus - away from your everyday environment you can hear others’ presentations and think objectively and innovatively about how you manage your work.
- Raise your profile and network with like-minded - compare your work with what is happening in other services. By attending a relevant event you can mix with people who understand your concerns, benchmark your progress and drive forward your experience in a sharing environment.
Please contact Sarah Kemm if you would like to take part in one of our forthcoming events on 01732 897788 or email@example.com
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