Diabetes Conference: 'Team Work to Make the Dream Work'
The 8th National Diabetes in Primary Care Conference held in Cork on 23rd September 2015, and organised by the UCC Department of General Practice with partners DiGP, the HSE and the National Practice Nurses Association, attracted over 270 delegates. Entitled 'Team Work to Make the Dream Work', the conference explored a range of topics relating to diabetes management in the community.
The 8th National Diabetes in Primary Care Conference, organised by the UCC Department of General Practice, with partners DiGP (Diabetes in General Practice), the HSE and the National Practice Nurses Association, took place on 23rd September 2015.
Once again the conference had a huge draw, with over 270 delegates attending, with a great attendance from clinicians and health care professionals, including:
- 86 medical doctors, of which 73 were GPs;
- 146 nurses, of which 94 were practice nurses, and 10 were diabetes nurse specialists;
- 45 other clinicians, academics, healthcare workers and managers, including 9 podiatrists and 8 dietitians
There was a great response to the range of speakers and presentations from Dr Diarmuid Quinlan (GP and DiGP Chair), Professor Mike Pringle (GP and President of the RCGP), Professor Susan Michie (Prof of Health Psychology, UCL), Professor Fidelma Dunne (Consultant Endocrinologist)
Dr Maria Horgan led a session on The Great Debate: Target BP for Patient with Diabetes = 140/90 with Dr Eion O’Sullivan (Endocrinologist) and Professor Joe Eustace (Nephrologist), and later in the afternoon delegates participated in a wide range of workshops
More information including event photographs and copies of presentations, are available on the Diabetes in General Practice web pages at www.digp.ie