Diabetes Conference:
At the forefront of kidney disease


Venue: The Royal College of Physicians

Date: 17th October 2019, 9am - 5.00pm


This conference organised by the Diabetic Kidney Disease Centre brings together internationally renowned speakers in the fields of diabetology, nephrology, cardiology and translational science to review current advances and address challenges ahead for diabetic kidney disease.

By the end of the course delegates will have gained:

  • Up to date knowledge on the recent advances in therapy areas, both medical and surgical for diabetes and kidney disease, with discussion on recent trial data and evolving evidence of cardio-renal metabolic protection.
  • Insight from in-depth case based discussions on difficult to manage patients with diabetes with significant co-morbidities
  • An introduction to the future of renal imaging for diabetic and CKD
  • Insight into the role of Diabetes in bone and liver disease


Time Title Presenter
9:00 - 9:20 Registration  
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction

Professor M. Magdi Yaqoob MD; FRCP

Chair and Academic Director of Nephrology

Consultant in Nephrology Barts Health NHS Trust UK

Professor in Centre for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics

Director Centre for Diabetic Kidney Disease

9:30 - 10:15 Is diabetic bone disease another form of microvascular disease?

Professor Sir John Cunningham

Consultant Nephrologist

Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust UK

10:15 - 11:00 SGLT2 inhibitors for the heart: more than just a diabetes drug?

Professor Lars Ryden

Senior Professor of Cardiology

The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

11:00 - 11:20 Q&A followed by tea & coffee  
11:20 - 12:05 SGLT2 inhibitors for the Kidney: more than just a diabetes drug?

Professor David Wheeler

Professor of Kidney Medicine University College London

Honorary Consultant Nephrologist Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust UK

12:05 - 1:00 Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00 Diabetes and it's complications: Clinical case discussions

Professor Tahseen Choudhury

DKC Deputy Clinical Director & Consultant

The Diabetic Kidney Care (DKC) Research Facility at Barts Health

2:00 - 2:45 Surgical treatment of diabetes and weight loss.

Dr Alexander Miras

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Endocrinology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

2:45 - 3:00 Coffee break  
3:00 - 3:30 Novel MRI techniques for the diabetic kidney

Dr Paul Hockings

Director of Imaging

Antoros Medical

3:30 - 4:15 The diabetic Liver: an update on NASH

Dr William Alazawi

Reader and Consultant Hepatologist

Queen Mary, University of London and Bart’s Health NHS Trust

4:15 - 4:20 Closing remarks

Dr Kieran McCafferty

Consultant in Nephrology Barts Health NHS Trust UK

NIHR Renal Speciality Lead North Thames

Clinical Director Barts Health Clinical research Unit

Research Director Specialist Medicine Barts Health

Please note that timings are subject to change.

Download brochure

Website designed and developed by Adept