23 Apr 2015 ABCD/WEDS meeting

ABCD & WEDS Spring Meeting 2015

“Now that’s what I call diabetes and endocrinology”

Hilton Cardiff, 23rd & 24th April 2015

We are pleased to give you details of the programme for the Association’s Spring Meeting to be held jointly with the Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes Society at the Cardiff Hilton on 23rd & 24th April 2015. The meeting centres on a mix of both endocrine and diabetes clinical guideline updates, studies and evolving state of the art science reviews. Each talk has a carefully chosen musical theme and as usual 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians are awarded for attendance.

The programme starts with our Annual General Meeting from 6-7 pm, then with a drinks reception during which Dr Owain Gibby, recently retired, will be giving an entertaining over view of his 40 years working at the coal face of diabetes and endocrinology in the NHS.

During the Friday we start with Dr Kennon from Glasgow who is an expert in treating Diabetic Foot disease speaking on pathogenesis, progress and prevention having recently published on this topic in Diabetes Care. Subsequently we have an update on the topics pathophysiology and potential pharmacology of the gut microbiota in diabetes and the optimal management and on-going trials in the management of thyroid eye disease. We then have a surgeons view on the new BTA British Thyroid Cancer guidelines from David Scott-Coombes before the two joint winners of the ABCD SpR Award 2014 present their prize winning data.

Following lunch, a chance to both network with colleagues and peruse the posters, Miles Fisher will update us on the cardiovascular endpoint trials in diabetes and then Johnny McKnight will describe the progress made in improving type 1 diabetes in Scotland, no easy task. Richard Bracken will discuss the important topic of exercise in type1 diabetes and thereafter we will have a report on the Diabetes UK Morbidity and Mortality study. The final topic will be from Colin Dayan, from Cardiff, who will guide us through the top 5 recent papers from the previous 12 months.

The meeting will allow a chance to meet up with colleagues old and new as well as enjoy an entertaining, fast paced and up to date review from colleagues from across the UK.   

The programme, further information, abstract submission forms and details of how to register are all available on the ABCD website meetings page.http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/meetings.htm