Monogenic Diabetes Symposium: ‘Right diagnosis, right treatment’

The two-day seminar designed to help busy clinicians recognise and treat patients with MODY and other forms of monogenic diabetes

On Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February 2016 the University of Exeter medical school will be hosting a Monogenic Diabetes Symposium.  The two day programme will focus on the current practices and new developments in the management of monogenic diabetes, and will include plenary lectures on major topics delivered by Professor Andrew Hattersley and his team of international experts. Aimed at consultants, Specialist Registrar’s and experienced Diabetic Specialist Nurses as well as clinicians, the symposium will focus on key themes, with lectures complemented by separate small group based discussions. There will also be ample opportunity for interaction, networking and multi-disciplinary team development.

The symposium has been approved for CPD credits (12 hours) through the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, category 1 (external).

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For more information about the event, please contact the Symposium Coordinator Louisa Allen on or by telephoning +44 1392 40818

Subjects covered include:

Day 1: Common forms of monogenic diabetes

  • Strategies to diagnose monogenic diabetes
  • Recognising and managing the different forms of MODY: including HNF1A, HNF4A and GCK
  • Management of MODY in pregnancy
  • Inherited causes of insulin resistance, including lipodystrophy and insulin receptor mutations
  • Managing treatment change in monogenic diabetes

Day 2: Rarer and more complex forms of monogenic diabetes

  • Complex genetic syndromes with diabetes
  • HNF1B
  • MIDD
  • Neonatal diabetes: genetic causes and effective management
  • Genetic testing in the future

Feedback from delegates attending the 2015 symposium included:

  • “One of the best conferences I have been to”
  • “Fantastic 2 day course, best CPD I have had for years. Impressed by all faculty members and speakers”
  • “I would highly recommend to any colleague to attend”