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UKCPA announces diabetes masterclass in June


The United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association has announced a Diabetes Group Masterclass, to be held on Tuesday 19 June. 

The Masterclass, ‘Making sense of diabetes and kidney disease’, will be held in Novotel Bristol Centre, from 09:00 until 16:30. Members can register for £35 (44) and non-members for £135 (168). 

The brochure for the event says that it aims to “help participants meet organisational targets through enhanced understanding of the close relationship between diabetes and renal disease”. 

It will begin with an introduction from Chair Catherine Hamilton (Highly Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology and Neurology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), at 09:20.

It will also feature talks on diabetic neuropathy and preventing progression, by Natasha Thorogood (Diabetes and Endrocrinology Consultant, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust); management of glycaemic control in renal disease with case studies by Caroline Ashley (Specialist Renal Pharmacist, Royal Free NHS Trust) and Victoria Ruszala (Specialist Diabetes Pharmacist, North Bristol NHS Trust), renal transplant and islet cell transplant by Richard Smith (Renal Medicine Consultant, North Bristol NHS Trust) and Diabetes and dialysis: monitoring diabetes in renal disease by Karen Marchant (Specialist Renal Diabetes Nurse, North Bristol NHS Trust). 

Learning objectives of the masterclass aim to ensure that delegates leave with: 

Describe the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy and the classification of renal disease 

Discuss glycaemic control in diabetic renal disease and the treatment options available 

Explain the monitoring required in diabetic renal disease and the effect on the treatment options used 

Discuss the basics of islet cell and renal transplant and the implications on diabetes control 

Use the knowledge to improve patient safety, reduce errors, meet CQUIN and QIPP targets and NPSA alert deadlines 


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