Diabetes Research in Wales

Tue 14th May, 2019

Miskin Manor Country Hotel, Pendoylan Road, Groesfaen, Pontyclun CF72 8ND

The conference provides a platform for researchers, clinicians, industry representatives and people affected by diabetes to come together to network and learn about the latest diabetes research happening across Wales.


** Registration is now closed!

This event is free to attend, but as places are limited, registration is required.

Please register via the Eventbrite link 'Diabetes Research in Wales' or email us at DRUCymru@swansea.ac.uk. You will be contacted shortly afterwards with confirmation of your place.


PROGRAMME & PRESENTATIONS (Click on the presentation title to view the slides)


 09.30               Registration Tea/Coffee

 Morning Session (Chair: Prof Steve Bain)

 10.00        Introduction
                  Prof Steve Luzio, Operational Manager

10.15        Public Involvement in Diabetes Research
                 Barbara Harrington, DRU Cymru Public Contributor
                 & Sharon Parsons, Operational Manager

10.45        Prediabetes and Obesity
                  Prof Jeff Stephens, Lead - Metabolic Risk and Complications

 11.15        Developments in New Therapies
                   Prof Steve Bain, Lead - New Therapies and Devices

 11.45        Empowering People Living with Diabetes
                   Dr Sam Rice, Lead - Self-Management of Diabetes

 12.15        SAILing with the Brecon Cohort; reflections of a crew member
                   Prof John Gregory, Lead – Paediatric Diabetes


12.45 – 13.30     Lunch


Afternoon Session (Chair: Prof Steve Luzio)

13.30        Studies in Type 1 diabetes – Immunotherapy and data linkage
                   Prof Colin Dayan, Lead – Immunity and Type 1 Diabetes (Via Zoom call)

 14.00        Exercise Physiology and Lifestyle
                   Dr Richard Bracken, Lead – Exercise Physiology and Lifestyle

 14.30        Diabetic Retinopathy
                   Prof David Owens, Lead – Diabetic Retinopathy

 15.00        Central Diabetes Laboratory
                    Dr Gareth Dunseath, Manager – Accredited Central Laboratory

 15.30        Concluding Remarks / General Discussion


End of Meeting