Agenda release: Trend Diabetes National Conference 2022


View the London agenda here.

View the Birmingham agenda here.


Trend Diabetes has released the full agenda for its forthcoming national conference, which is taking place in June 2022. 

Entitled ‘Guidelines: Help or Hindrance?’, the face-to-face event will be held on Friday, June 10, at the Amba Hotel in London and then again on Friday, June 17, at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.

Trend Diabetes Co-Chairs, Debbie Hicks and June James will be chairing the national conference – with Debbie set to greet the attendees with a chair’s welcome and June to close the day with a session on Trend’s latest updates.

Professor James Burton, from the University of Leicester, will kickstart the speaker presentations with a session entitled ‘How to manage chronic kidney disease: an update for 2022’.

Meanwhile, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Judy Winter will lead a talk on how to maintain simplicity within primary care and ways to implement guidelines into practice.

During the national conference, Dr David Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, will be exploring how to improve diabetes care for older people in his session ‘Optimising the lives of the frail older adult living with diabetes’.

Jackie Fosbury, Psychotherapy Lead at Diabetes Care for You, will also be speaking during the event, where she will be debating the question, diabetes: to cope or not to cope? In her session, Jackie will talk about the psychological resilience and prediabetes issues, including adverse childhood events that may affect self-care and diabetes management.

The platinum symposium, hosted by Lilly, will take place midway through the conference, with Dr Yassir Javaid announced as the speaker for the London event and Dr Kevin Fernando as the speaker for the Birmingham conference.

Alongside the speaker presentations, registered delegates will also have the opportunity to attend multiple workshops, including Erica Richardson’s ‘Insulin adjustment – What’s in the toolkit?’ session and Dr Jean McLeod’s ‘Understanding and Improving End of Life Care in Diabetes’ workshop – which will discuss care options for people with diabetes towards the end of their lives, the importance of maintaining a patient-centred approach, and how that care can be reviewed so care standards are continuously improved.

In addition, Diabetes Nurse Consultant Erwin Castro will be leading a workshop on the challenges of inpatient diabetes nursing, while Jane Rowney, Nurse Consultant in Diabetes, is set to host an interactive presentation entitled ‘Libre Use in Type 2 patients in a community setting’.

Also leading a talk during the conference is Dr Stephen Thomas, who will be hosting a session on the impact and treatments for Autonomic Neuropathy.

Honorary Associate Professor Sue Craddock and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Liz Houghton will round up the speaker sessions with their presentation, ‘Insulin Dose Adjustment by community nurses: competencies, protocol and training.’

Their session will outline the progress they have made in implementing a new framework for the training ICT nurses in the community to help them safely adjust insulin for people with diabetes on their caseload. They will also highlight the competencies they have developed to support their work.

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend every session plus two workshops and will be able to put questions to the speakers at the end of their presentations.

We advise you not to register for both events as the same programme is run at each location. Additionally, we ask you to not block book tickets, so just one booking per person.

If you are unable to attend the conference once registered, please cancel your booking as places are limited.

To ensure you are able to book for the 2023 conference please give two weeks’ notice if you are unable to attend this year.

Register via the links below:

London – Friday, 10th June 2022

Birmingham – Friday, 17th June 2022

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