2015 Diabetes Conference

The 8th Annual Diabetes  in Primary care Conference – “Team Work will make the Dream Work” – was held on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 in Cork.

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:

Dr Diarmuid Quinlan (GP and DiGP Chair)

Diarmuid Quinlan 23 Sept 2015

Professor Mike Pringle (GP and President of the RCGP)

Mike Pringle Cork Conference 23 Sept 2015

Professor Susan Michie (Prof of Health Psychology, UCL)

Susan Michie Cork diabetes 2015

Professor Fidelma Dunne (Consultant Endocrinologist)

Fidelma Dunne Gestational Diabetes 23rd Sept 2015

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:

Dr Maeve Durkan (Consultant Endocrinologist) – Maeve Durkan the ABCDEF of Diabetes Sept 23 2015

Ms Angie O’Connor (Diabetes Nurse Specialist) – Initiating Injectable Therapies

Mr Shirley O’Shea and Ms Caroline O’Connor (HSE)  – Workshop 4 Blame Free Consultations

Ms Denise Blanchfield (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) – Denise Blanchfield Type 2 Diabetes & renal impairment 2015.pptx 2

Dr Maria Horgan (GP) – Individualising Treatment – Titrating Medication to achieve Glycaemic Control

Dr Eamon Dolan (Geriatrician) –  Stroke Risk Reduction in Diabetes

Ms Anna Burns and Ms Joan O’Sullivan (HSE)  – Smoking Cessation Support for the Patient with Diabetes


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