Malvern Diabetic Foot Conference 2020
 

Speakers



Professor David Armstrong

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Ms Rachel Berrington

Rachel Berrington is a Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, where she has led the multidisciplinary foot clinic for the past ten years and is a key member of the inpatient foot team. She is currently in her second year of her MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner training.

Rachel is a dedicated and passionate member of the team, striving to improve better care and outcomes for inpatients and outpatients with active diabetic foot disease. In 2010 she became an independent nurse prescriber which has enhanced her role within the multidisciplinary foot team. Rachel is lead on the implementation of casting for diabetic foot guidelines and was the nurse representative on the NICE Guidance group Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management. She blends her acute role with education of HCP’s, across the patient pathway, incorporating MDT, NHS and commercial partnership to benefit people living with diabetes and their carer. She was presented this year at the QIC awards as Diabetes Professional of the year.

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Professor Andrew Bradbury

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Mr Rick Brown

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Mr Rob Davies

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Professor Ketan Dhatariya

Professor Ketan Dhatariya qualified from the University of London in 1991 and did his diabetes and endocrinology training in and around London. For 2 years during his training he was also a part time General Practitioner in the evenings. He took some time out of his training to spend a year doing intensive care medicine and anaesthetics. After he finished his diabetes training in 2001 he went to do research in endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA. He was appointed as a consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital in 2004, and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia in 2019. He is a full-time clinician and his predominant areas of interest are inpatient diabetes, in particular peri-operative diabetes care, the management of diabetes related emergencies, and the ‘diabetic foot’. He leads one of the largest foot clinics in the East of England.

He has several national roles in the UK. He is currently the Chair of the Joint British Diabetes Societies Inpatient Care Group where he has led or co-authored several national guidelines on the management of various aspects of inpatient diabetes care, including the guideline on peri-operative diabetes care. He is the Chair of the Examining Board for the UK Specialist Clinical Exam in Diabetes and Endocrinology, as well as Chair of the newly developed European Board Examination in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is the President of the Diabetes and Endocrine section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is an Associate Editor of Diabetic Medicine and BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Dr Dhatariya has over 110 peer reviewed publications, over 100 abstracts, and has published several book chapters on inpatient diabetes, peri-operative diabetes care or on the diabetic foot. He was awarded a PhD on inpatient diabetes in 2017 by the University of East Anglia.

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Professor Sean Dinneen

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Mr Michael Edmonds

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Dr Bob Frykberg

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Professor Fran Game

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Ms Catherine Gooday

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Professor Chris Imray

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Professor William Jeffcoate

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Dr Rowena Johnson

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Professor Venu Kavarthapu

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Dr Ho Kwong Li

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Dr Nicola Leech

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Professor Bijan Najafi

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Professor Edgar Peters

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Mr Anand Pillai

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Professor Neil Reeves

Neil Reeves is Professor of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Head of Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Prof. Reeves conducts research into clinical movement disorders and his interests particularly focus on gait dysfunction, movement impairment and foot pathology in diabetes. His research addresses the underlying mechanisms causing gait impairment and unsteadiness in people with diabetes and involves testing the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, including exercise training and medical devices. His research has investigated strategies for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers and he has been involved in the development and testing of novel technologies for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Neil has published over 100 papers in the areas of medicine, rehabilitation and biomechanics, particularly with reference to diabetes. He has led research projects supported by European and UK funding bodies. He is an Editorial Board member for the journal Gerontology and Biomechanics/Motor Control Section Editor for the European Journal of Sport Science.

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Ms Sophie Renton

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Mr Andrew (Fred) Robinson

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Professor Nicholaas Schaper

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Mr Chris Twine

Chris Twine is a vascular surgeon in Bristol in the UK where he is clinical lead for research. He has a clinical and research focus on improving outcomes for patients with chronic limb threatening ischaemia and following major lower limb amputation. He is a member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines committee and the British Society for Endovascular Therapy council where he is chair of the research committee.

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Mr Tim Williams

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Dr Richard Whitehouse

Dr Richard Whitehouse has been a consultant musculoskeletal radiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 1991 (retiring from full time practice in 2015) and prior to which he worked as a research fellow in computed tomography at Manchester Medical School, where he also investigated various techniques of bone mineral density measurement. His MD thesis was on dual energy quantitative computed tomography. He is a member of the International Skeletal Society, member and Past President of the British Society of Skeletal Radiology and member of the European Society of Skeletal Radiologists.

Hobbies include dinghy racing, gardening, DIY and digital photography.

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Dr Dane Wukich

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This meeting is supported by grants and sponsorship from the pharmaceutical and device industries. See here for details.