MIMS Learning Live 2020

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MLL South Programme 2020 – Diabetes/ CVD

MIMS Learning Live South
London, June 2020

Conference programme

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Diabetes/ CVD

09:15 – 09:30

Chair’s welcome

Dr Elizabeth Martin, GP with a specialist interest in diabetes, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust 

09:30 – 10:15

Diagnosing and managing AF
– Interpretation of ECGs
– Pharmacological management
– Anticoagulant reversal agents
– When to refer

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP in Buckinghamshire. Clinical commissioning director for planned care, Bucks CCG; primary care cardiology lead, Oxford Academic Health Science Network; LTC and CVD lead, Thames Valley SCN

10:15 – 11:00

Sponsored session

11:00 – 11:30

Morning refreshments

11:30 – 12:15

Multimorbidity in diabetes
– Common (and less common) comorbidities in diabetes
– Prescribing in multimorbidity 
– How problems can be avoided
– Monitoring patients with multiple conditions

Dr Elizabeth Martin, GP with a specialist interest in diabetes, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust 

12:15 – 13:00

Controlling cholesterol
– How useful is lifestyle advice?
– Aggressive control
– What statin, what dose?
– Use of injectables

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Hypertension in 2020
– Tailored targets
– Relevance of obstructive sleep apnoea
– Appropriate specialist referral

14:45 – 15:30

New innovations in continuous blood glucose monitoring

15:30 – 16:00

Afternoon refreshments

16:00 – 16:45

Easy type 1: getting to grips with type 1 diabetes by a type 1 GP
– Managing type 1 is straightforward
– Insulin resistance and how it gives type 1s type 2 as well
– Ketoacidosis is NOT the same as ketosis
– Introduction to low carb – making things VERY easy

Dr Ian LakeGP locum in Gloucestershire and founding member of the Public Health Collaboration