Wed 22 Sep 2021 08:50-13:30
Online Forum

This unique and interactive forum is sponsored by Advanced Therapeutics and offers leading practical guidance, inspiring first-hand experiences and evidenced insights for effective implementation.

This course is now fully booked

Please note that this course is now full. If you are booked to attend and can no longer make it please let us know as we can make your place available to someone on the waiting list. Cancellations must be received in writing to Failure to attend without written cancellation will result in £100 charge.

A full list of all upcoming Diabetes events can also be viewed at the official Diabetes National Networking Forum website.

Diabetes Closed Loop Technology National Networking Forum
Online 4 hours Free
Advanced Therapeutics

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Closed loop systems are coming … 

This practical guide to accessing and implementing closed loop systems will ready you for their growing availability and use, this online forum is crucial for all diabetes professionals and will focus on: 

  • National updates: exploring the latest developments in closed loop technology and real-world data 
  • Improving patient outcomes: guidance for setting up and supporting patients on new technologies 
  • Learning from DIY Closed Looping: developments of DIY closed loop systems, medicolegal and ethical factors and working collaboratively with DIY closed loopers 
  • Continuing your education: upskilling your team, delivering appropriate training and improving your competency

Call for sponsors

This forum is a great opportunity for providers of diabetes technology to reach out to healthcare professionals, offer guidance and share best practice. Through interactive sessions and dedicated presentation time, you will engage with the audience: 

  • Meeting new people - camera-on networking in a breakout room during registration 
  • Presenting in a closed room - 10 minutes for you to speak and answer questions 
  • Two opportunities to 'meet the sponsor' - when attendees can chat with you in your breakout room 

To find out more about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package, please email Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Advanced Therapeutics
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Dr Jackie Elliott, Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
National Updates
Latest developments and real-world data: closed loop systems explored
  • Discover the latest technology available to your patients
  • How the national roll out of closed loop systems will work in practice
  • Real-world data shared: how will closed loop systems improve your patients’ outcomes?
Professor Roman Hovorka, Professor of Metabolic Technology, University of Cambridge
Sponsored presentations: Featuring Advanced Therapeutics
  • For further information on giving a sponsored presentation please contact or telephone 01732 897788
The audience will be split into groups to have a closed-room presentation, plus dedicated speaker Q&A time with the sponsors. Over the course of the morning, you will return to this group to attend a different sponsored presentation each time.
The interoperable Dana pump & CamAPS Hybrid Closed Loop (HCL) system: a novel, flexible way of closing the loop
Karen Smith, Regional Account Manager, Advanced Therapeutics
Upskilling your diabetes team: delivering appropriate training and improving your competency
  • Drive forward a confident approach to new technology in your diabetes clinics
  • Keeping up-to-date with training and education for the changing technology landscape
  • Discover new ways to build your competence alongside fast developing technology
Geraldine Gallen, Type 1 Service Lead and Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse, King's College Hospi-tal NHS Foundation Trust
Sponsored presentations in the breakout rooms
Questions and answers with the speakers
Professor Roman Hovorka and Geraldine Gallen
Continuing your education
Interactive discussion: How will you effectively support patients on closed loop systems?
  • Which technology do you currently use to support your diabetes patients?
  • Is your current technology sufficient? What problems will closed loop systems solve?
  • What service changes are required to support closed loop technology?
  • Do you have patients using closed loop systems? What have you learnt to date?
  • How do you keep your education of the latest technology up-to-date?
Screen break and opportunity to meet the sponsors
Sponsors will be available in the breakout rooms so that you can pop in to introduce yourself or ask a question. You can do this by choosing your own breakout room.
Feedback from interactive discussion: How will you effectively support patients on closed loop systems?
Sponsored presentations in the breakout rooms
Learning from DIY Closed Looping
Case study: Practical guidance for supporting patients on DIY closed loop systems
  • Brief insight into history and development of DIY closed-loop systems
  • Medicolegal and ethical factors, current position statements and guidelines
  • How can we work collaboratively with DIY closed-loopers to manage their diabetes
Dr Thomas Crabtree, ABCD Clinical Research Fellow/Diabetes and Endocrinology SpR, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust
Sponsored presentations in the breakout rooms
Improving patient outcomes
Case study: Practical guide to setting up and supporting patients on closed loop technology
  • Assessing the impact of closed loop for patients in your service: the realities of the technology
  • Setting patients up on closed loop technology and providing appropriate education
  • Guidance for interpreting closed loop data: overcoming your challenges and improving practice
Sarah Donald, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with the speakers
Dr Thomas Crabtree and Sarah Donald
Closing remarks and close of forum
Lunchtime networking and opportunity to meet the sponsors
At the end of the forum the breakout rooms will be opened, giving you a final opportunity to ask your questions to the sponsors. You can do this by choosing your own breakout room.
Advanced Therapeutics

First-hand speaker experience

Update your knowledge, build your confidence and enhance your skills with:

Job Title:
Clinical Lead for Diabetes, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jackie Elliott was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes at the University of Sheffield in 2013.    Her current research interests include complex interventions to examine the best way in which to deliver education to different patient groups, for example to those with Type 1 diabetes (DAFNE – Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating),  young people (WICKED – Working with Insulin, Carbs, Ketones and Exercise in Diabetes), and how best to integrate technology.  Another project is to develop methods of economically evaluating self-management (HASMiD – Health and Self-Management in Diabetes).  She is proud to be part of a clinical team that has won awards for their newly diagnosed Type 1 pathway, improving outcomes in the young persons clinic and outreach University clinics .  She is the diabetes clinical lead in Sheffield and runs MDT specialist clinics for pump / CGM users, adolescents / university students, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, and also a specialist hypoglycaemia unawareness clinic.  Jackie serves as Chair on the national DAFNE executive board and is a member of the Diabetes Technology Network UK committee.

Job Title:
Professor of Metabolic Technology
University of Cambridge

Job Title:
Type 1 Service Lead and Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Geraldine Gallen is a Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse, currently working at Kings College Hospital, London. She has been in this position for over ten years and is the lead for the Type 1 diabetes service.

Geraldine is also a committee member of the DTN-UK.

Geraldine’s main clinical interest is in the management and education of all patients with Type 1 diabetes including those patients experiencing problematic hypoglycaemia, and along with the team at Kings offers a full range of treatments including structured education, DAFNE and DAFNE for pumpers, technology including insulin pump therapy, sensor augmented pump therapy, hybrid closed loop systems, continuous glucose monitoring and flash glucose monitoring.

She and her team have over 800 patients on insulin pumps and over 300 patients funded on full time continuous glucose monitoring.  

Geraldine has also had training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and is interested in developing these skills further and supporting patients in their holistic management with their diabetes.

Geraldine is excited by the developments of technology within type 1 diabetes management and can often be found talking to patients and healthcare professionals nationally and internationally educating how technology can be adapted into the patient pathway.

Job Title:
ABCD Clinical Research Fellow/Diabetes and Endocrinology SpR
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust

Dr Tom Crabtree is a specialist registrar in the East Midlands taking time out of training and is currently working as an Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) research fellow at Royal Derby Hospital, Derby and City Hospital, Birmingham. His PhD and research is focussed on technology in diabetes, precision medicine and real-world data.

Job Title:
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Donald is a Diabetes and Metabolic Dietitian/Diabetes Educator based at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.  She trained at the University of Capetown nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.  She has been a member of the Diabetes Team at Addenbrookes for the past 16 years.  Her clinical interests in diabetes are predominantly in Type 1, DAFNE and insulin pumps with recent involvement in the Medtronic Hybrid Closed Loop Studies.  She has been involved in training and initiation of Hybrid Closed Loop pumps since they first became commercially available.

Free NHS attendance

There are limited numbers for this online forum. Please cancel your place in writing to if you can no longer attend. Non-attendance without written cancellation will result in £100 plus VAT charge.

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

 Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

As an NHS or public sector attendee, you are not required to pay for your place. However, as an interactive forum, there are a limited number of places available. Once booked, if you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your place in writing by emailing the bookings team. This will free a place for someone on the waiting list. Non-attendance without written cancellation will result in £100 plus VAT charge.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.


Substitutions for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, we do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Privacy notice

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Previous attendees have described these diabetes online forums as “Really well organised and enjoyable” and “Great, very professional and clear”. Come together with your colleagues and benefit from stimulating online education. Here are just some of the organisations who have already attended an online Diabetes National Networking Forums:

  • Abbott Diabetes Care
  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd
  • Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • Cwm Taf University Health Board
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services
  • Diabetes UK
  • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
  • Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • Meir Primary Care Centre
  • Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Essex Hospital Trust
  • NHS Fife
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS Grampian
  • NHS Highland
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • NHS Lothian
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • NHS Tayside
  • NHS Wales
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Penkridge Medical Practice
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Princess Elizabeth Hospital
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ruddington Medical Centre
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Sligo University Hospital
  • Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS foundation Trust
  • The Jersey Diabetes Centre
  • The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
  • The Oakley Health Group
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wiltshire Health and Care
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Past attendee feedback

    This online networking conference follows the success of the ‘Type 1 Diabetes Service Developments Online Forum’ which took place in December 2020, but don’t take our word for it, read how attendees described the event:

    “A very good way of sharing good innovative practice”

    The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    "Really informative and enjoyed the breakout interactive groups”

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

    “Excellent, good to exchange views and hear others experiences”

    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    “Valuable insights into tech and adaptions due to Covid-19”

    Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

    Meet your sponsor

    SBK Healthcare would like to thank Advanced Therapeutics for sponsoring this unique interactive forum.

    Advanced Therapeutics

    The ACE (Alternate Controller Enabled) Dana RS Insulin Pump offered by ATUK boasts the unique ability to securely connect to a smartphone via ultra-low energy Bluetooth to facilitate fast and reliable insulin management via the user or artificial pancreas algorithm.

    Click here and find out more about Dana RS Insulin Pump and Advanced Therapeutics.

    Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event

    A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions. As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns. To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

    Branding, marketing and education opportunities

    • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
    • 10 minutes presentation and Q&A time during the main conference and taking part in a closed room
    • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
    • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
    • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
    • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
    • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
    • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum