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Practicalities of Flash Glucose Monitoring, Birmingham
 When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
 Where: Birmingham City Football Ground, Birmingham
 Timing: Registration 9:00 AM | Start 9:30 AM | Close 4:40 PM
 Public Sector Price: £89 plus VAT
With the FreeStyle Libre system now available on the national drug tariff, Flash Glucose Monitoring will play a key role in the drive to manage diabetes

Featuring structured education, AGP interpretation and case-based examples, this interactive conference is a great opportunity to share best practice, ask your service development questions and hear adult, paediatric and pregnant patient experiences.

Drill into the detail of Flash Glucose Monitoring to improve your Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) understanding and patient outcomes

Created for Diabetes Consultants, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Dietetic Nurses in secondary care, this dedicated conference will provide an excellent introduction to the practicalities of managing patients on flash glucose monitoring. Key focuses of the day are:


·         Clinical outcomes and case based decisions: meeting the different needs of people with diabetes

·         Encouraging education and understanding: ensuring flash glucose monitoring will help people with diabetes

·         Patient insight: assessment from a transitional young person, an adult and pregnant woman with diabetes

·         Shared experience of structured education, group vs individual meetings, apps and virtual clinics

·         Data interpretation: deducing trend arrows and making the right life style changes and corrections

·         Interactive workshops: shared experience of the Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP) - questions, answers and discussion

·         Taking flash glucose monitoring forward: the next steps in empowering people with diabetes

Network, share best practice and find out what other services are doing to motivate effective use of flash glucose monitoring. Hear from:
  • Fiona Campbell, Lead Clinician for Paediatrics, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • Mark Evans, Honorary Consultant Physician and Lecturer, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
  • Iain Cranston, Consultant Physician (Diabetes, Endocrinology), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Peter Jennings, Senior Lecturer & Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Nottingham Trent University & Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ramzi Ajjan, Associate Professor and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Leeds & Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Eleanor Scott, Professor of Diabetes and Maternal Health, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

For more details about the speakers visit the News board

9.00 Registration and refreshments
9.30 Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Keynote presentations
9.40 Clinical outcomes shared: practicalities of managing the technology
   Engaging with the T1D people: what system? What delivery? What data?
   How does Flash GM meet the different needs of different T1D groups vs CGM
   Case based decisions: using data to improve outcomes for people with T1D
Adult outcomes: Dr Ramzi Ajjan, Associate Professor and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Leeds, Regional CRN Lead for Metabolic and Endocrine Research, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Paediatric outcomes: Dr Fiona Campbell, Lead Clinician for Paediatrics, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
11.00 Networking break
Educating T1D people on Flash GM
11.30 How to educate your patients: practical steps, materials and pitfalls
   Building a clear understanding of how Flash GM may actually help people with T1D in practice
   What useful instructions to provide: importance of people with T1D making changes based on readings
   Download etiquette: healthcare professional approaches to engaging people with T1D in sharing
   Ensuring effective long-term support to encourage self-sufficiency in the people with T1D
Peter Jennings, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
12.10 Structured education questions, answers and discussion
   Digital health solutions: importance of enabling apps for people with T1D to share information
   Download and review: what is the best way to monitor T1D people on Flash GM?
   Keeping in contact: group sessions, individual meetings and virtual clinics
   Shared experiences: effective approaches to communicating with and motivating your T1D people
Discussion to be led by the conference chair
12.40 Lunch break
Data interpretation: Parallel interactive workshops
Split into two smaller groups, attendees will be taken through hands-on exercises to help them learn how to interpret the patterns and improve outcomes. Each workshop will be run twice before the groups are brought back together after the break to share insights.
1.50 / 2.30 Deducing direction arrows and making the right life style changes and corrections
   Making the best use of flash: understanding the lag time and limitations
   What can people with T1D do differently? Clinical examples of lifestyle changes
   How patients react: understanding the T1D person vs professional perspective
Dr Eleanor Scott, Professor of Diabetes and Maternal Health and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds and The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
1.50 / 2.30 How to use the AGP to guide discussions in the consultation
   Case examples of different trends: what is going on over night?
   Impact of eating and not eating: reading the changes
   From understanding to effective change: how to enable T1D people to take the right action
Dr Iain Cranston Consultant Physician (Diabetes, Endocrinology), Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
3.10 Afternoon break
3.30 Ambulatory Glucose Profiling questions, answers and discussion
   How to make the most of the data: understanding the different considerations
   What are the limitations? Building the profile and reviewing the results
   Improving outcomes: motivating T1D people and their families to use information effectively
Bringing both groups back together to share their learnings
Taking Flash Glucose Monitoring forward
4.00 Next steps in the practical use of Flash Glucose Monitoring
   Reviewing the evidence and how to support others
   What does the next stage look like? Considering localised application of flash glucose monitoring
   As flash monitoring grows: how to help and empower proactive patients
Dr Mark Evans, Honorary Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and Lecturer in the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge
4.30 Closing remarks from the chair
4.40 Close of day
This dedicated forum will equip you with the right tools to successfully set up and operate flash glucose monitoring as part of your diabetes service.

Designed for Insulin Pump and Diabetes Service Leads, Consultants in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Lead Diabetes Nurse Specialists and Diabetes Dietetic Nurse Specialists

Call for posters
Are you booked or planning to attend? Would you like to share your work? Then please do read this page and send us your details....
Poster content guidance:
  • Posters should include images as well as text, and photographs of the individuals or service involved. There will be a ‘stand by your poster’ session during the day when attendees can discuss your work. Posters should share innovative and effective ways of working and reflect on the following questions:
  • What challenge were you addressing in your service improvement?
  • What strategies or processes were tried?
  • What evidence or guidance informed these strategies?
  • What service improvement outcome was achieved? How was that measured?
  • What impact did this have on the wider service: users, staff, organisational processes?
  • What did you learn and how can this benefit other services to improve?
Poster submission requirements
  • Any registered conference attendee from the NHS, public or charity sector may present a poster
  • Only one poster presentation is allowed per registered attendee/author
  • Posters must be registered by two weeks prior to the conference and be brought on the day
  • This can consist of one sheet (A1) or up to 12 sheets of A4 paper – in Power Point
  • Posters will go onto portrait orientated boards of 1m x 2m and Velcro will be provided for fixing
Poster application information:

To start your application, please submit the following details to: enquiries@nnf-events.co.uk

  • Author details: (100 words or less)
  • Author email: (to be published)
  • Poster title:
  • Poster abstract: (200 words or less)

Alternatively, please download and complete the poster application form

All applications are welcome from either registered or reserve place attendees - successful submissions will be notified within one week of application. Please do contact the team on 01732 897788 if you have any questions.

Call for speakers

Do you work in Diabetes Care? Have you developed your service and want to share your work? We are always looking for interesting examples and experiences.

With all of our courses driven by best practice, we would welcome you to approach us to take part. Benefits of presenting:

  • Case study driven presentations - if you are part of a team who has implemented a new project or idea then this is the platform to share your experiences.
  • Put you and your achievements out there - whether you are a PWP, Diabetes Care Service Lead, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist or a mental health nurse , we will be holding an event which will enable you to share your tools to help others in Diabetes Care deal with their challenges.
  • Time to think and focus - away from your everyday environment you can hear others’ presentations and think objectively and innovatively about how you manage your work.
  • Raise your profile and network with like-minded - compare your work with what is happening in other services. By attending a relevant event you can mix with people who understand your concerns, benchmark your progress and drive forward your experience in a sharing environment.

Please contact Sarah Kemm if you would like to take part in one of our forthcoming events on 01732 897788 or sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

Pricing Structure
  • NHS and Public Sector: £89 + VAT
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Optional Accommodation at Clayton Birmingham Hotel for Wednesday 17th October 2018
  • £92 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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