Diabetes Professional Care 2016, held at London’s Olympia on 16 & 17 November, returns with a multitude of live show floor features. The two-day, free-to-attend, CPD accredited conference and exhibition will be offering a content rich educational programme with interactive features, debates and invaluable advice from some of the world’s leading healthcare professionals.
The Innovation Zone
New for 2016, The Innovation Zone presents visitors with a unique opportunity to get close to the people and technologies shaping the future of diabetes care. Attendees will be able to explore The Edge, a forum displaying the latest dynamic technology from exciting start-up companies. They will showcase new ideas, solutions and innovations to healthcare professionals responsible for commissioning, buying and delivering diabetes care. Diabetes Solutions, Entec Health and The Diabetic Boot Co are just some of the names signed up to participate.
Flow Technologies will be using The Edge to introduce the PulseFlowDF, its innovative medical device for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. PulseFlowDF combines two proven treatment modalities, with state-of-the-art wearable technology, to optimise ulcer healing.
Diabetes Solutions will be launching major new, innovative products, live on the showfloor. It will introduce iGlucose - its new blood glucose meter, DPNCheck - its hand-held device for screening and treating peripheral neuropathy, and iChroma – the new point-of-care device for monitoring key parameters in diabetes clinics.
Silhouette will present its Silhouette® System, a clinical decision support solution which enables remote monitoring and management of patients with active diabetes foot ulceration. This digital solution helps clinicians to generate images, ulcer measurements and wound healing outcomes data to support efficient, effective and evidence-based Multi-Disciplinary care.
THERAPYAUDIT will debut is new service TAPREVENT. This moves its well-established monitoring solution from hospitals into the community, providing multi-morbidity long term condition (LTC) management through monitoring of vital signs and coaching, starting with diabetes and hypertension. Good stabilisation and ongoing monitoring and coaching can prevent worsening of LTCs, leading to better wellbeing and reduced unplanned hospital admission and other intervention.
Industry Led Workshops
These hands-on workshops will be hosted by healthcare professionals and organisations working right at the forefront of diabetes care. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine issues facing the community, whilst sharing real-life experiences and discussing practical solutions.
Among the speakers will be Kelly Carden, Student Nurse and June Murphy, Diabetes Specialist Nurse at University Hospital Southampton, who will be discussing ‘How can we best provide compassionate care for diabetes patients – sharing experiences?’
Dr David Lipscomb, Consultant Endocrinologist, Clinical Lead Diabetes at South East Coast CVD SCN, and Abigail Kitt, Diabetes Programme Manager at South East Clinical Networks, who will be looking at ‘Sharing Experiences of Wave One of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’.
Also delivering thought provoking workshops will be Hugh Alban-Davies, retired Diabeteologist, Dr Charles Fox, and Dr Ann Kilvertt, both Consultant Physicians at Northampton General Hospital, who will together tackle the challenges of diabetes and dementia, explaining how to cope with both.
Finally, for those seeking communication strategies for non-English speaking patients, Peta Navein, Consultant Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Educator at Diabetes Health & Lifestyle Services will be presenting ‘Diabetes education for patients whose first language is not English’.
The Live Debate
Returning by popular demand is The Live Debate, during which experts will deliberate over a current topical issue within the diabetes healthcare sector. Visitors to the show are encouraged to interact with the panel and ask questions, plus they will also get to vote for their preferred argument.
Seven stream conference programme
The seven stream, CPD accredited, conference programme will run throughout the two days with keynote presentations from NHS England, NHS Digital and Diabetes Think Tank. These high-level seminars provide the perfect platform for healthcare professionals to hear the very latest thinking, from industry experts across the full diabetes spectrum.
The Diabetes Village
The Diabetes Village presents healthcare professionals, working in primary and secondary care, with a dedicated zone to network. Supported by BD, this space allows visitors to share their experiences and best practise in a relaxed environment, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and the discovery of real-life solutions.
The Commissioning Zone
This specially commissioned, bespoke meeting and networking area is dedicated to the senior-level decision makers that will be attending Diabetes Professional Care 2016. The area allows VIPs and commissioners to engage with industry representatives and discuss the challenges they face. The Commissioning Zone will also feature a dedicated workshop room, with focused sessions tackling the key issues that decision makers face relating to diabetes.
If that was not enough, visitors to the show will be able to meet the latest suppliers and technology companies from across Europe, offering solutions to help deliver the very best, individualised diabetes care. Over 60 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest developments in medicine to wound care.
For more information or to register for free, please visit www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com.