The Royal Society of Medicine is pleased to have formed a new partnership with the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).
Established in 1997, ABCD is the national organisation of Consultant Physicians in Britain specialising in Diabetes Mellitus. Most of its members are also Acute General Physicians, and many are Specialists in Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism as well.
The RSM has previously collaborated with ABCD on events such as NAFLD and diabetes, a webinar series sharing expertise on epidemiology, clinical care, novel therapeutics and biomarkers in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes with clinicians.
The new partnership will continue to develop learning opportunities for healthcare professionals in the field of diabetes, enabling the provision of the highest quality of care for diabetic patients - both in hospitals and in primary care.
The Royal Society of Medicine provides a range of learning resources for diabetologists, including regular events organised by the RSM Endocrinology and Diabetes Section. Meetings plan to explore current concepts and innovations in the field of endocrinology helping clinicians and scientist maintain their training and keep ahead in new developments. On July 11 2022, the RSM will host leading diabetes experts at the Diabetes in 2022 conference, which will discuss the current state of diabetes care in the UK as well as the latest research and developments.
The RSM Library is also currently hosting a joint exhibition on the history of diabetes. ‘Diabetes: Towards the Discovery of Insulin’ outlines the milestones in the research and treatment of diabetes before the discovery of insulin. ‘100 Years of Insulin: a photo exhibition’, on loan from Novo Nordisk picks up the story with a historical walk-through some of the major innovation milestones related to diabetes care and understanding following the discovery and first use of insulin, whilst detailing the experiences of those living with diabetes – both past and present. Find out more about the exhibition.