Royal Society of Medicine to host history of diabetes meeting

Royal Society of Medicine to host history of diabetes meeting

Healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes have been invited to attend an informative event on the history of endocrine medicine and diabetes.

Hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine, the day-long meeting will explore how past practices in diabetes and endocrinology have changed through the years by comparing them with current evidence-based medicine.

In addition, it will discuss how the focus has changed to person-centred and individualised care and it will reflect on the possible changes that are likely to occur within diabetes and endocrinology in the future.

Entitled, ‘History of endocrine medicine and diabetes’, the educational workshop is set to take place on Thursday, June 16, as an in-person and online event.

Professor David Matthews, from the University of Oxford, has been lined up to speak about the evolution of insulin therapies, while Professor Helen Murphy, from the University of East Anglia and Kings College London is set to explore diabetic pregnancy through the ages.

Also speaking during the meeting is Professor Naveed Sattar, from the University of Glasgow, who is hosting a session on how the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease has changed over the years.

Attendees can join the meeting in-person, or they can tune in from home via a livestream, organisers have announced.

Registered delegates will also have access to a recording of the event for up to 60 days after the meeting is held.

Author: Eileen Gilbert