10th National Diabetes Conference will be held in Cork on 20 September 2017 - booking now open!

13 Jul 2017

The 10th annual diabetes in primary care conference will be held in Cork on 20th of September.  This conference has grown from strength to strength with an attendance of 98 at our first conference back in 2008, to an attendance of 250 booked in at each conference over the last 6 years. The conference is a collaboration between DiGP, the HSE, UCC and the IPNA and booking is open to the multidisciplinary diabetes care team and is free to attend.  

The conference this year will take place at the CLAYTON SILVERSPRINGS HOTEL in Cork.



Our 2107 conference theme is "“The Heroism of Incremental Care”- as in Primary care we are with the patient through their journey of living with Diabetes. The aim of the conference is that all participants will acquire skills and knowledge that can be used in improving the care that they provide to patients with diabetes. 

We are delighted to have one of the founding members of DiGP Dr Finbarr Corkery, who chaired the first conference 10 years ago, as Chairperson.

Dr. Maeve Durkin Endocrinologist in the Bon Secours Hospital Cork will start the conference with a session on “Hypoglycaemic Therapies-What to Start and When to Stop?”

Dr Aileen Burton, Lecturer in the School of Nursing UCC will present the findings from her PhD study- “Diabetes, Women and Sex: Results from an Irish Study”.

Dr Kieran Walshe a GP with a special Interest in Diabetes from Co. Down, a real live hero of incremental care, who has been quoted as saying that he wants his patients with Diabetes to die of old age, will share his expertise in what we can do to reduce the mortality and morbidity of Diabetes.


More information and booking forms for the conference can be found at the Diabetes in General Practice website at

Department of General Practice

An Roinn Leighis Teaghlaigh

Room 2.41 Western Gateway, T12 XF62