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2020 Virtual Conference


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Combining two decades of nurse education with latest evidence and therapies to deliver individualised care

The 20th Abracadabra Diabetes Nursing Conference in 2020 was held as a series of virtual webcasts over three separate days. The conference was well received and provided very informative content.

Now, the webcasts have been developed into a series of on demand videos to allow healthcare professionals to access this excellent video content at their convenience.

Presented by a panel of expert speakers a range of topics are covered including:

  • Diagnosing the right type of diabetes
  • GLP-1 receptor agonists: Turning research into clinical practice
  • Variation of care in diabetes and getting it right first time
  • Post-prandial excursions: Overcoming the barrier to time-in-range
These promotional virtual conferences have been developed, organised and funded by Lilly in conjunction with the Abracadabra Programme Planning Committee
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2020: The Year of the Nurse

Jane Diggle, Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse, South Kirkby

Jane Diggle a Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse from South Kirby in West Yorkshire continues the theme of the ‘Year of the Nurse’ by examining how the role of nurses in diabetes has changed over time. The presentation then looks forward at the key challenges and changes facing the nursing profession.

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Diabetes and multi-morbidities

Dr Kevin FernandoGP, North Berwick, near Edinburgh

Dr Kevin Fernando gives an overview of major comorbidities in type 2 diabetes. He examines the best ways to assess risk using calculators and other tools and provides best practice advice about how to care for and manage older and frail individuals based upon long term clinical trial evidence.

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Diagnosing the right type of diabetes

Dr Sarah DaviesGP with Special Interest in Diabetes, Cardiff

In this video Dr Sarah Davies explains the different diabetes types and their key features. She examines the best approach to more complex cases and provides suggestions about what to do when the diagnosis is unclear. The last section of the video provides information about how to understand the rarer forms of diabetes.

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‘From clinic with love’: Engaging young people with diabetes

Jo DaltonDiabetes Specialist Nurse – Transition, Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service

Jo Dalton a Diabetes Specialist Nurse in Poole, West Dorset explains her groundbreaking method to motivate young people with diabetes. Using a case study based on the Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service she describes the system and how the concept could be expanded to additional patient groups and other chronic conditions.
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Future-proofing diabetes nursing: 21st Century and beyond

Nicola MilneCommunity Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Manchester

With 2020 being the ‘Year of the Nurse’ Nicola Milne a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse in Manchester examines what the future could hold for nursing recruitment, competencies and skills. The video considers how nurses can deliver innovation into their practice and provides advice on nurses looking after their own health and well-being.

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GLP-1 receptor agonists: Turning research into clinical practice

Prof Mike CummingsProfessor of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth NHS Trust

Dr Sumer AdityaConsultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Aintree

In this keynote video Professor Mike Cummings and Dr Sumer Aditya examine GLP-1 receptor agonists. They provide a comprehensive examination of the guidelines. And then look at how GLP-1 receptor agonists fit into clinical practice with insights into practical use and safety. Finally, they give an update on the GLP-1 receptor agonist cardiovascular safety trials.

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New ways of working: A crisis or an opportunity?

Dr Heather BellGP, Greenisland, Northern Ireland

Remote consultation is becoming a reality for many. Dr Heather Bell examines how to adapt to new ways of working and gives advice on patient prioritisation and risk stratification. The video concludes by providing practical tips on virtual consultation and the most effective use of Real-World Data.

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Post-prandial excursions: Overcoming the barrier to optimal time-in-range

Dr Emma WilmotConsultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals Derby; Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

Dr Emma Wilmott examines how post-prandial glucose contributes to overall blood glucose control. She looks at how to optimise patient insulin, including a discussion about carbohydrate ratios and insulin correction factors. Finally, Dr Wilmott examines the benefits of new fast-acting insulins.

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Variation of care in diabetes – and Getting It Right First Time

Professor Partha KarConsultant Diabetologist, Portsmouth

Professor Partha Kar provides a unique insight into the ‘Getting it Right First Time Report’. He provides a status update for the report, looks at what we know so far about variations in hospital-based diabetes care and provides a plan for the next steps and implementation of the report findings.

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Virtual clinics: Is necessity the mother of invention?

Su DownDiabetes Nurse Consultant, Somerset

With COVID-19 being a part of everyday life at the current-time Su Down a Diabetes Nurse Consultant in Somerset examines how COVID-19 has changed the concept of a clinic. By looking at the challenges of new communication platforms, Su Down provides her personal experience of running virtual clinics and poses the question, can virtual working become part of our ‘normal’ practice?

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