Tue 21 Sep 2021 08:50-13:10
Online Forum

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

Limited free, NHS places available, register now!

Please note that places are limited and available on a first come first served basis - so please only register if you plan to attend on the day. Cancellations must be received in writing to bookings@sbk-events.co.uk. 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 Scottish Regional Forum
Online 4 hours Free
Advanced Therapeutics GlucoMen Day

3 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Prepare to start supporting your patients on Closed Loop systems... 

Closed Loop systems are coming and this online forum will equip with you with knowledge, guidance and confidence so that you are ready for the real-world practicalities. This regional event is crucial for all diabetes professionals and will focus on:

  • Technology updates: discover the latest systems available and in the pipeline and assess the impact on your patients 
  • Remote hybrid pump starts: set up, develop and adapt remote pump start pathways for hybrid closed loop systems 
  • Improving patients outcomes: explore the realities of the latest technology and determine how to measure the benefits
  • Upskilling your team: enhancing education, building competence and keeping up-to-date with training in the changing technology landscape

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.

Develop your confidence, improve your skills and enhance your knowledge

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

  • “Great to see advances of available technology and how it is being used and plans for future” Portree Medical Centre 
  • “Really informative conference, well organised and I enjoyed the discussion forums” NHS Tayside 
  • “Incredibly well organised and if you had a problem it was ironed out straight away - well done!” NHS Highland 
  • “All relevant topics and really good opportunities to discuss common issues” NHS Dumfries and Galloway 
  • “First online forum and was impressed at how organised it was, flowed really well between presentations and breakout rooms. Rooms were great for small group discussion and no tech hitches which is impressive!” NHS Tayside
Advanced Therapeutics GlucoMen Day
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Professor John McKnight, Lead Clinician for Diabetes in Scotland, NHS Lothian
Technology update
Explore the latest technology available to your patients
  • Understand what closed loop systems are out there currently and which are in the pipeline
  • Determine when your patients will be able to access them
  • Assess the impact of new technologies on your patients’ outcomes
Dr Robbie Lindsay, Diabetes and Endocrine Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow
Your questions and answers with the speakers
Sponsored presentation: featuring Advanced Therapeutics and GlucoMen Day
  • 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.
  • For further information on giving a sponsored presentation please contact sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk or telephone 01732 897788
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
Closed loop or stand alone: empowering patient choice with GlucoMen Day CGM
Martha Mackenzie, Diabetes Support Specialist, GlucoMen Day
Case study: Blended and remote pump start pathways for hybrid closed loop systems
  • Setting up and developing remote pump start pathways: measuring the outcomes of rural patients
  • Practicalities of adapting the pathway for hybrid closed loop systems: overcoming the challenges
  • A look to the future: developing the blended/remote pump start pathways for the latest closed loop systems
Professor Sam Philip, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Honorary Profes-sor, NHS Grampian and University of Aberdeen
Questions and answers with your speakers
Sponsored presentations in the breakout rooms
Interactive discussion: Share your experiences of closed loop technology so far
  • Do you have patients using closed loop systems?
  • What have you learnt 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
Interactive discussion feedback: Share your experiences of closed loop technology so far
Improving patient outcomes
Achieving collaboration between HCPs and patients to utilise automated hybrid closed loop systems
  • Exploring the realities of the technology for people with type 1 diabetes
  • Measuring the benefits of advancing technology on people’s outcomes
  • Patient experience explored: real-life example and impact on diabetes management
Mary Moody, Patient Representative and Chair, Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
Questions and answers with your speakers
Sponsored presentations in the breakout rooms
Upskilling your team
Enhancing education in your service: upskilling your team and your patients
  • 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
Dr Andrew Kernohan, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Questions and answers with your speakers
Closing remarks and close of day
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 GlucoMen Day

First-hand speaker experience

Learn from inspiring speakers sharing their knowledge:

Job Title:
Lead Clinician for Diabetes in Scotland
NHS Lothian

Job Title:
Diabetes and Endocrine Lead
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow

Job Title:
Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Honorary Professor
NHS Grampian and University of Aberdeen

Job Title:
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Dr Kernohan graduated from the University of Edinburgh medical school (1995) then completed general medical training in Dundee before completing higher specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology in Glasgow. Since 2007 Dr Kernohan has worked as a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in the former Southern General hospital before his current position in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, now focussing on Type 1 diabetes. Dr Kernohan has been involved in postgraduate medical education and been training programme director for diabetes and endocrinology in the West of Scotland since 2016, more recently taking up national lead for diabetes and endocrinology training in Scotland. Dr Kernohan’s current research interests include DKA and health inequalities. Dr Kernohan leads GG+C DKA prevention group. 

Job Title:
Patient Representative and Chair
Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland

Diagnosed in Edinburgh at the age of five, Mary Moody has had Type 1 diabetes for almost 67 years. She is a founding member if IPAG Scotland which was set up by a group of volunteers in 2009 to improve knowledge of diabetes technology and improve access to it. She has used an insulin pump since 2008 and full time CGM since 2011. with several upgrades since then – each one with additional functionality and features and now uses the Medtronic 780G hybrid closed loop system. Mary runs her own consultancy business advising on management systems covering quality, environment and health and safety. Much of her work is in the construction and utility sectors and requires flexibility with different working hours every, early start times, driving and physical activity and this has enhanced her knowledge of the benefits to be gained from hybrid closed loop in a pressured and varied work environment. 

Free NHS attendance

There are limited numbers for this online forum. Please cancel your place in writing at bookings@sbk-events.co.uk 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.

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Previous attendees have described our diabetes online forums as “Fantastic networking opportunity”, “Really informative conference, well organised and I enjoyed discussion forums” and “The organisation of the event was exceptional and flawless on the day. I enjoyed being part of the day very much”. Come together with your colleagues and benefit from stimulating online education. Take a look at those who have already attended our Scottish regional online National Networking Forums:

Job titles include:


Advanced Practice Community Diabetes Nurse

Associate Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Category Manager, National Procurement

Children's Diabetes Nurse

Clinical Psychologist

Community Children's Nurse


Consultant Diabetologist

Consultant Physician

Diabetes Care Manager

Diabetes Dietician

Diabetes MCN Education Facilitator

Diabetes Specialist Dietitian

Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist

Diabetes Specialist Research Nurse

Diabetes Support Specialist


Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Interim Manager- Diabetes MCN

Lead Clinician for Diabetes in Scotland

Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Lead Dietitian and Pump Educator

Lead Paediatric/Transition Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Paediatric Dietitian

Patient and NHS Engagement Manager

Practice Nurse

Primary Care Pharmacist

Senior Community Diabetes Nurse Practitioner

Senior Diabetes Research Nurse

Specialist Registrar

Staff Nurse

Organisations include:

Dalblair Medical Practice

Diabetes Scotland

Garthdee Medical Group


Lockerbie Medical Practice

Mallaig Health Centre

McCallum and partners GP Surgery

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Diabetes Managed Clinical Network

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS General Practice

NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS National Procurement

NHS National Services Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

Portree Medical Centre

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

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: Paragraph

“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 sponsors

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.

GlucoMen Day

GlucoMen Day provides a new glucose value every minute for actual real-time alarms, plus needle-free insertion helps to make it the most eco-friendly CGM available. Click here to find out more about more about GlucoMen Day

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 SarahYour 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