About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 Jul 2022 from 9:00am to 6:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine

Join leading experts at this free in-person event to hear about the state of diabetes care in 2022, and the latest developments in the research and treatment of complications. 

Diabetes currently affects 4.9m people in the UK, and with diagnoses doubling in the last 15 years, estimates suggest that one in ten people in this country could have diabetes by 2030. 

This conference held by the Royal Society of Medicine will offer insight into how the pandemic has changed Type-2 diabetes care, the causal links between Covid and diabetes, the latest data on prevention and remission, and what the future holds for the treatment of complications in secondary care. Delegates of this event are invited to enjoy a complimentary drinks reception in the evening as well as lunch served in the afternoon. 

During this event you will:

  • Understand how Covid has changed the landscape of how Type-2 diabetes care is delivered 
  • Learn the latest information about the causal links between Covid and diabetes 
  • Explore the latest data on prevention and remission in the UK 
  • Gain updates on what’s new in in-patient care of diabetes 
  • Understand the latest developments in the research and treatment of a range of complications 

A live stream is also available for this event. Click here to register for the live stream.

The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions featuring expert speakers including Professor Edward Gregg,  Dr Shivani Misra, Dr Chirag Bakhai, Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, Professor Jeremy Tomlinson, and Professor Andrew Boulton

We would like to thank our sponsor Novo Nordisk for their support for this meeting. Novo Nordisk has provided sponsorship to the Royal Society of Medicine to support the costs of running this meeting. Novo Nordisk has had no influence over the meeting arrangements, agenda or selection of speakers apart from the Novo Nordisk symposium.

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Key speakers

Edward Dregg

Professor Edward Gregg

Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London

Dr Chirag Bakhai

Dr Chirag Bakhai

Primary Care Lead for the NHS England Diabetes Programme

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital and King’s College Hospital, London

Andrew Boulton 2

Professor Andrew Boulton

President of the International Diabetes Federation and Consultant Physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome to the conference

Professor Roger Kirby, President of the Royal Society of Medicine

Session 1: Diabetes in 2022: Where are we now?

How has Covid changed diabetes?

Professor Edward Gregg, Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London

Panel discussion: Links between Covid and diabetes

Chair: Prof Dr Gerry Rayman, Consultant Physician at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust 

Dr Shivani Misra, Consultant in Metabolic Medicine & Diabetes, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Tea and coffee break
Diabetes prevention and remission: The latest data

Dr Chirag Bakhai, Primary Care lead for the NHS England Diabetes Programme 

Inpatient diabetes: what’s new

Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and past-President of the RSMs Endocrinology and Diabetes section 

Novo Nordisk Symposium Session on 'Collaborative working to support people living with Type 2 Diabetes'

The Novo Nordisk symposium has been organised and funded by Novo Nordisk and is for UK health professionals (lunch will be provided)


Session 2: Complications: The latest research, treatments and what the future holds


Dr Alex Miras, Professor of Endocrinology at Ulster University, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London.

Cardiac complications

Speaker to be confirmed

Liver disease

Professor Jeremy Tomlinson, Metabolic Endocrinology and Consultant Endocrinologist, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism 

Q&A with speakers
Eye disease

Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and King's College Hospital, London

Kidney disease

Dr Kieran McCafferty, Consultant Nephrologist, Barts Health NHS Trust, and Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University London 

Nerve damage

Professor Andrew Boulton, Professor of Medicine with a special interest in diabetes and its complications at the University of Manchester and Consultant Physician

Q&A with speakers
Closing remarks

Complimentary drinks reception



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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 1:00am 10 July 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.
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