About this event

  • Date and time Mon 30 Sep 2024 from 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Medicine and Me, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Join our webinar, organised in collaboration with the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, to explore how stigma, socioeconomic factors, and health inequalities impact the lives of people with diabetes. This event will delve into various factors, including environmental, cultural, and linguistic barriers, to give you a more well rounded understanding of the challenges that we are facing to achieve effective community engagement.

This webinar provides a safe and supportive environment for healthcare professionals working in diabetes and related fields, as well as for individuals living with diabetes, to exchange information and share their experiences.

By attending, you will:

  • Learn more about ethnic health inequalities, their complexity, and impact on quality of life for people with diabetes
  • Understand how stigma and discrimination can impact mental and physical wellbeing and self-management of diabetes

We would like to thank our anonymous donor for their generous support enabling this platform for patient focused charities and free access to the Medicine and Me series.

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Standard pricing available until 30 September 2024.


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Welcome and introduction

Sarah Tutton, Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Session 1

Chair: Mr Sanjay Gohil, Director, Futures.health Ltd and Associate, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Engaging communities and tackling social and economic factors that impact diabetes management

Dr Sue Jones, Consultant Physician, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers

Session 2

Chair: Mr Sanjay Gohil

Addressing health inequalities in the black and African Caribbean community

Dr Faye Ruddock, Director of Health Equity and Social Justice, Bolton University

Questions and answers
Comfort break

Session 3

Chair: Mr Sanjay Gohil

Stigma experienced by diabetes communities. Language matters.

Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 11:00am on 30 September 2024.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.