About this event

  • Date and time Thu 16 Jun 2022 from 8:45am to 4:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Endocrinology and Diabetes

This event will now take place as a webinar. To attend the webinar  please click here.

Join us at this upcoming meeting to discover how the past informs the present and future in the field of diabetes and endocrinology. Attendees will learn about past practices in diabetes and endocrinology and compare this with the present in order to reflect on current evidence-based medicine.

There will be an exciting panel discussion with enthusiastic world-class speakers and experts.  

During this meeting you will:

  • How diabetes and endocrine medicine has changed through the years 
  • How the focus has changed to person-centered individualized care 
  • Reflect on the possible changes coming in the immediate and medium-term future in diabetes and endocrinology 

This meeting is held jointly with the RSM History of Medicine Society.

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We would like to thank our sponsor Novo Nordisk for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Stella George, President, Endocrinology and Diabetes Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Clinical Director Diabetes and Endocrinology, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust


Session one

History of diabetes: Treatments for type two diabetes: Past and present

Professor Cliff Bailey, Professor of Clinical Science, Aston University, Birmingham 

Insulin therapies: Past and present

Professor David Matthews, Emeritus Professor of Diabetes Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two

Diabetic pregnancy through the ages and new technologies

Professor Helen Murphy, Professor of Medicine Diabetes and Antenatal Care, University East Anglia and Kings College London 

Management of infertility: Past and present

Professor Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society, Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies, Imperial College, London

Panel discussion
Lunch break

Session three

Welcome and chair introduction

Dr Stella George 

Obesity management through the ages

Mr Giles Yeo MBE, Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics, University of Cambridge 

Endocrinology: Past and present

Professor John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Oxford 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Retinopathy past and present

Mrs Irene Stratton, Research Advisor/Senior Statistician, University of Oxford and University of Southampton

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease through the ages

Professor Naveed Sattar, University of Glasgow 

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Dr Stella George 

Close of meeting



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Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 00:00am on 15 July 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels.