Diabetes National Networking Forum, Belfast

Diabetes National Networking Forum, Belfast
£49 + VAT 5 CPD Hours
Clayton Hotel Belfast
Wed 5 Jun 2024

This diabetes technology forum provides an excellent chance to network and discuss future opportunities for your service

Come together, face-to-face with like-minded healthcare professionals to immerse yourself in the latest developments in emerging technology for diabetes management. By booking your place today, you will benefit from topical presentations, discover what is happening in other areas and hear local updates which will help to improve the outcomes of people with diabetes.

With thanks to our industry partners:


Build your confidence with evolving diabetes technology

Discover the latest updates in diabetes systems, discuss solutions to overcoming local access challenges and delve into the management of clinical conditions using technology. With presentations from leaders in the field and unique networking opportunities, you will leave this day armed with crucial strategies, resources and best practice guidance to support people with diabetes improve their outcomes. With a specific focus on:

  • Guidance and funding access for diabetes technology in Northern Ireland
  • Encompass advances: building diabetes management pathways
  • What you need to know about Hybrid Closed Loop
  • Troubleshooting skills to provide effective support with technology
  • Improving data interpretation for CGM systems
  • Menopause, blood glucose management and insulin sensitivity
  • Pregnancy and the impact of technology on outcomes

Plus insight from our industry partners

SBK Healthcare would like to thank Air Liquide, Advanced Therapeutics, Dexcom, Omnipod and my life Diabetescare for sponsoring this unique forum.

We would also like to thank Diabetes UK and JDRF for supporting this educational conference.

Invitation to sponsor

This interactive event is a great opportunity for providers of diabetes technology and treatments to support healthcare professionals. If you sponsor this forum, you will be a fundamental part of the agenda, moderating the discussions, presenting in the dedicated ‘industry partners showcase’ plus exhibiting and networking during the break times. To find out more about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package, please email Sarah Kemm or call Sarah on 01732 897788.



9:00
Registration, networking and refreshments
9:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Paul McMullan, Consultant Physician, Diabetes Centre, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Chair, Diabetes Networking Northern Ireland
Regional technology developments
9:40
Northern Ireland Technology Update: Exploring guidance and funding access for diabetes technology
  • Understanding the latest developments in local guidance and what it means for your service
  • Accessing funding for Hybrid Closed Loop systems and implementing the NICE TA regionally
  • Exploring the plans for the Diabetes Technology Networking NI: what does the future look like?
Dr Paul McMullan, Consultant Physician, Diabetes Centre, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Chair, Diabetes Networking Northern Ireland
10:05
Encompass update: Diabetes management pathways
  • Background of encompass: building the diabetes pathway
  • How encompass will work in practice
  • Implementing encompass: real-world lessons learnt and challenges overcome
10:30
Questions and answers with your speakers
10:40
Industry partners showcase I: latest developments in diabetes
Air Liquide, Advanced Therapeutics, Dexcom and Omnipod
11:00
Networking break
Enhancing your system knowledge
11:20
Hybrid Closed Loop technology update: what you need to know
  • Enhancing your knowledge of the different available systems
  • Exploring system compatibility: supporting patient choices
  • Understanding the key setting and the impact on patient outcomes
11:45
Questions and answers with your speaker
11:55
Interactive discussion: Develop your skills for troubleshooting diabetes technology
  • Share your experience with diabetes technology so far. What have been your successes and challenges?
  • What are your common challenges with technology in clinic and how do you overcome them?
  • How do you tackle troubleshooting technology? How have you built your plan and how does it work in practice?
12:20
Industry partners showcase II: latest developments in diabetes
Air Liquide, Advanced Therapeutics, Dexcom and Omnipod
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
Hypoglycaemia in the age of CGM; lessons for the Hypo-METRICS study
  • Difference in sensor hypoglycaemia and symptomatic hypoglycaemia on CGM
  • QoL impact of person-reported hypoglycaemia and the biological impact of sensor hypoglycaemia
  • How we address hypoglycaemia in clinic with CGM
Dr Patrick Divilly, Consultant Diabetologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Improving outcomes with technology
2:05
Navigating the impact of the menopause on blood glucose management and insulin sensitivity
  • Understanding the implications of the menopause on diabetes management and outcomes
  • Utilising technology to support women to effectively manage change and improve diabetes outcomes
  • Delve into the research so far: what does it tell us?
Dawn Adams, Midwife, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
2:30
Questions and answers with your speakers
2:40
Interactive discussion: Supporting people with diabetes during lifestyle changes
  • What is your experience of supporting your patients during lifestyle changes that can impact their diabetes management?
  • What challenges have these changes posed and why?
  • How are you working to overcome the challenges? What have you learnt from your experience so far?
3:00
Networking break
3:20
An overview of diabetes in pregnancy and the impact of technology on outcomes
  • Navigating the implications of HCL on diabetes in pregnancy: measuring the success
  • Enhancing the use of CGM during pregnancy: top tips and positive outcomes explored
  • Improving the management of GDM through effective technology use
3:45
Questions and answers with your speakers
3:55
Interactive discussion: Building your service for the future
  • What does your service look like at the moment? Are you equipped to manage developing technology?
  • What development plans do you have in place for your team?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with the latest updates, guidance and technology advances for diabetes management?
4:20
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day


This conference is currently in production, Hope Frost is finalising the agenda and speaker line-up, please check back here soon for the full speaker line-up. If you'd like to be involved in this event, as a programme advisor or speaker, please contact Hope Frost via email or by calling 01732 897788.

Your speaker line-up to date:

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Dr Paul McMullan

Consultant Physician and Chair
Diabetes Centre, Ulster Hospital, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and Diabetes Networking Northern Ireland
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Dr Patrick Divilly

Consultant Diabetologist
St Vincent’s University Hospital

Dawn Adams

Midwife
Southern Health and Social Care Trust

A one day conference dedicated to learning and networking

Previously held in June 2023, this conference welcomed over 80 professionals for networking learning and idea sharing. Here are just some comments from the day:

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"An excellent day. Lots of information given, very relevant to diabetes"
- Western Health and Social Care Trust
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"Today was very useful, knowledgeable and thought-provoking. Highlighted gaps and inequalities in healthcare delivery. Good to network with other HCP’s face to face"
- Southern Health and Social Care Trust
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"Great venue. Excellent presentations. Informative Sponsors"
- Northern Health and Social Care Trust
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"Very well laid out. Excellent mix of theory and practical talks at stands and opportunities to"
- HSE - Cavan General Hospital
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"Very enjoyable day. Good to network and meet up with colleagues across the province"
- Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
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"All excellent speakers, informative and interesting presentations"
- Letterkenny University Hospital

Who came?

Attendees included the following job titles:

  • Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
  • Diabetes Clinical Specialist
  • Midwife
  • Consultant Physician
  • Paediatric Consultant
  • Trainee Clinical Psychologist
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lead
  • Diabetes Midwife Coordinator
  • Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Territory Manager
  • National Sales Manager
  • Consultant
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Paediatrician
  • NICE Implementation Facilitator
  • Honorary Consultant Physician
  • Dietitian
  • Consultant Chemical Pathologist
  • Diabetes Dietitian
  • Senior Market Access Development Manager UKI
  • Consultant Endocrinologist
  • Territory Sales Manager
  • Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist
  • Senior Lecturer in Medicine
  • Paediatric Speciality Doctor
  • Diabetes Account Manager
  • Strategic Sales Account Manager
  • Regional Business Manager
  • Healthcare Engagement Manager Northern Ireland
  • Consultant - Diabetes & Endocrine
  • Community Content and Information Lead
  • Medical Affairs Lead
  • Paediatric Diabetes Nurse
  • Diabetic Paediatric Nurse Specialist
  • Community Diabetes Team Lead
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  • Market Access Specialist
  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Country Manager Diabetes
  • Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
  • Diabetes Service Improvement Lead
  • Lead Market Access Executive
  • Territory Manager NI
  • Account Manager - Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Diabetes Nurse
  • Senior Diabetes Dietitian
  • Therapy Area Lead
  • Clinical Specialist Dietitian
  • Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Diabetes Nurse Specialist
  • Professional Relations Manager
  • ST5 Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Consultant Paediatrician

From the following organisations:

  • Northern Health & Social Care Trust
  • Southern Health and Social Care Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Antrim Area Hospital
  • Viatris
  • Queens University Belfast
  • Air Liquide Healthcare
  • The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Insulet International Ltd
  • Southern Health & Social Care Trust
  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • Belfast City Hospital
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Ireland
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • HSE
  • University Hospital Galway
  • South Eastern Trust
  • Medtronic
  • Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
  • Dexcom
  • University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • Northern Trust
  • Southeastern HSC Trust
  • Western Health & Social Care Trust
  • Tallaght University Hospital
  • Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Diabetes UK
  • Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd
  • JDRF
  • Insulet
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Ulster Hospital SEHSCT
  • South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
  • St Vincent's University Hospital
  • St. Columcille's Hospital
  • University Hospital Galway, Ireland
  • Letterkenny University Hospital

A one day conference dedicated to learning and networking

  • £49 + VAT - one NHS or Public Sector Place

SBK Healthcare is pleased to offer the special attendance fee of £49+VAT to all NHS professionals. If you are in a situation where you do not have the funding, but would like to attend, please do contact Sophie Richardson on 01732 897788.

Commercial companies are invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

Venue details

Address: Clayton Hotel Belfast, 22-26 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HS

Tel: 028 9032 8511

Email: info.belfast@claytonhotels.com

Clayton Hotel Belfast is ideally located in Belfast City Centre; easily accessible to George Best City Airport, Belfast International Airport, Belfast Central Train Station, Belfast Ferry Terminals, and the M1 and M2 motorways.

Click here to view directions to Clayton Hotel Belfast.

The hotel does not offer onsite parking however there is a discounted rate for guests of £12.50 for 24 hours at the nearby NCP car park on Dublin Road. Please take your parking token to the hotels front desk team to validate, to be eligible for this offer.

Directions: Click here to plan your journey using Google Maps

Accommodation suggestions: You can book your bedroom directly with the hotel using the above contact details (SBK Healthcare does not facilitate accommodation bookings). The venue is centrally located and there are a number of alternative places to stay. Availability for alternative accommodation can be identified by searching online, for example www.trivago.co.uk or www.uk.hotels.com and inputting the address and date of your visit.

Terms and Conditions

Registration fees
You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.
 
Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk.
 
Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.
 
Conference changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.
 
Certificate of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every attendee, as a record of continuing professional training and development.
 
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Adding their unique perspectives, we are pleased to welcome our industry partners


The ACE (Alternate Controller Enabled) Dana-I Insulin Pump offered by ATUK, features the unique ability to securely connect to a smartphone via ultra-low energy Bluetooth to facilitate fast and reliable insulin management via the user or artificial pancreas algorithm.


Supporting over 40,000 people living with diabetes around the world, Air Liquide Healthcare is the authorised distributor of Tandem Diabetes Care’s innovative t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump. The latest version of the t:slim X2™ features Control-IQ™ - advanced hybrid closed-loop technology designed to help increase time in range.


At Dexcom, we believe that with diabetes, knowledge is power, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating and developing simpler and better ways for people with type 1 diabetes to measure, track and manage their diabetes. We’ve launched the world’s first real-time CGM system and helped to eliminate more than 11 billion fingersticks.


mylife Loop is an automated insulin delivery system that runs from your smartphone, linking the mylife YpsoPump insulin pump, the mylife CamAPS FX algorithm and the choice of either the Dexcom G6 or FreeStyle Libre 3 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. mylife Loop is the only HCL system licenced for use in pregnancy and in people aged 1 and over.


Insulet Corporation, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to simplifying life for people with diabetes. The Omnipod DASH® System and in the future the Omnipod 5® System, are an alternative to traditional insulin delivery. With its simple, tubeless and waterproof* design, the Pod provides up to 3 days of continuous insulin delivery. *The Pod has a waterproof IP28 rating for up to 7.6 m for 60 min

Why sponsor a Diabetes National Networking Forum

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing diabetes delivery forums offering dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:
Sarah Kemm
Contact: 01732 897788
Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk