UK State of the art lectures

Internationally renown: Banting Memorial Lecture
The Banting Memorial Lecture is the highest award bestowed by Diabetes UK and is presented by someone internationally recognised for their eminence in the field of diabetes.
Frederick Banting served, during the First World War, as a front-line medical officer with the Canadian Army. He returned to Ontario and set up practice as a family physician. He also worked part-time in the local medical school and while preparing a lecture on carbohydrate metabolism he had his “great idea” to find the active secretion of the Islets of Langerhans.
With the assistance of Charles Herbert Best, James Bertram Collip and John James Rickard Macleod, Banting conducted research on depancreatised dogs which was central to the discovery of insulin. Banting and MacLeod were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1923.
2013 A life in balance: wandering the pathways of control Stephanie Amiel
2012 Reversing the twin cycles of Type 2 diabetes Roy Taylor
2011 Diabetes – science, serendipity and common sense Anthony Barnett

Collaboration: Mary MacKinnon Lecture
Mary MacKinnon promoted professional education in diabetes and the inclusion of primary health care providers in local integrated diabetes teams with personal support provided by specialist teams.
2016 West Hampshire community diabetes service: recommissioning a sustainable model of care Kate Fayers, Hermione Price, Sarah Woodman 
2014 Respect, engage, change – it’s time to end the white noise Partha Kar
2013 The language of diabetes Eugene Hughes
2012 Primary care: the custodian of diabetes care? Azhar Farooqi
2011 Undoing descartes: integrating diabetes care for those with mental illness Richard Holt

Improving clinical care: Arnold Bloom Lecture
In keeping with the ideals of Arnold Bloom, this lecture is presented by a healthcare professional working in diabetes care who has contributed significantly to improving the quality of clinical care of people with diabetes.
Arnold Bloom was a popular and respected diabetologist at North London’s Whittington Hospital. He had a talent for friendly communication and worked hard and successfully to make diabetes less of a burden.
2016 Is diabetes still a state of premature cardiovascular death? Miles Fisher
2015 3 Dimensions of Care for Diabetes: integrating diabetes care into an individual’s world AM Doherty
2015 The benefits of working together in diabetic foot care for the vulnerable patient Michael Edmonds
2014 Diabetes in the young: technology, engagement and context Stephen Greene
2011 Arnold Bloom’s legacy today: the art of medicine in an evidence-based world Ken Shaw
2010 Diabetes myths and legends: the lliad and the Odyssey Melanie Davies
2008 Brainstorming in diabetes Stephanie Amiel

Education: Janet Kinson Lecture
In keeping with the ideals of Janet Kinson, this lecture highlights education as an integral part of diabetes care. It is presented by a health professional whose work in diabetes demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of education as a fundamental aspect of clinical care.
Janet Kinson, who practised as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse in Birmingham, has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to diabetes education. She was responsible for the establishment of the nursing course, which eventually became the ENB 928 short course in diabetes nursing. Her enthusiasm and commitment to diabetes care – particularly person-centred diabetes care – has motivated many others.
2016 It’s education, Jim, but not as we know it Helen Rogers
2015 Diabetes education: a global perspective David Chaney
2014 The Bermuda triangle of diabetes Heather Daly
2013 Peer support: time to tap the (largely) untapped David Simmons
2012 Education, technology and psycho-technological approaches to type 1 diabetes Helen Murphy
2011 The diabetes pandemic: is structured education to solution or an unnessary expense? Trudi Deakin

Pioneering science: Dorothy Hodgkin Lecture
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS (1910–1994), known as the ‘crystallographer’s crystallographer’, has been described as one of the most outstanding scientists – and personalities – of the 20th century.She became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1947 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1964 for her pioneering work on the crystalline structure of penicillin and Vitamin B12. She extended her investigations to the structure of the insulin molecule in the 1960s, was the Banting Memorial Lecturer of the British Diabetic Association (now Diabetes UK) in 1976, and, with Professor Guy Dodson and others, made major contributions to the understanding of the relationships between the structure and function of the hormone. She was internationally known and respected, not only for her brilliant science but also for her unremitting support for international cooperations and human understanding.
2012 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and ectopic fat: a diabetes management Chris Byrne
2011 Biomarkers for diabetes prediction, pathogenesis or pharmacotherapy guidance? Past, present and future possibilities N Sattar
2010 From hype to hope? A journey through the genetics of Type 2 diabetes Mark McCarthy

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