Professor Alan Sinclair organises older people conference

logo-2Professor Alan Sinclair spoke at a conference about diabetes and older people on November 19th, 2014.

The Director of Diabetes Frail gave a talk about the ‘Impact of diabetes in an ageing multicultural society’ at the event, which he organised in his capacity as the National Clinical Lead of the Older People’s Diabetes Network alongside Dr Sue Benbow of Aintree Hospital and the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

The event, which took place at the RCP’s London headquarters, was the first national meeting on diabetes in older people in the UK organised in the last 5 years.

Titled ‘Diabetes in older people – challenges, controversies and complications’, the event covered a wide range of relevant topics.

National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes Professor Jonathan Valabhji gave a presentation on ‘Commissioning high quality diabetes care for all’, while Professor Andrew Krentz, of Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School, Luton, UK and Profil Institute for Clinical Research, San Diego, USA, spoke about ‘Glycaemic controls – targets and treatments’.

Dr Andrew Frankel, from Imperial College London, presented on renal disease and Dr Ketan Dhatariya, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital NHS Trust, talked about perioperative care.

In the afternoon Professor Leocadio Rodriguez Mañas, Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Madrid, gave a presentation called ‘Frailty and diabetes mellitus’ followed by a talk on ‘Dementia and diabetes mellitus’ by Professor Antony Bayer, Cardiff University.

There were then case histories and a panel discussion which included Professor Sarah O’Brien, diabetes nurse consultant; Dr David Millar-Jones, Primary Care Diabetes Society; and Dr Charles Fox.

Then Dr Adrian Scott, Joint British Diabetes Societies, presented on ‘Metabolic challenges – DKA and HHS’ and Dr Glenn Matfin, Ealing Hospital, London, spoke about ‘Hypoglycaemia – a major challenge to Safe and Effective Glucose Control’.

To download the programme, click here.

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