I am extremely honoured to have been selected as a patient speaker at the upcoming Diabetes Summit which is part of the Future Health Summit on Friday 27th May. The Future Health Summit runs over two days, May 26th and 27th, in Dublin’s Citywest Convention Centre. The Future Health Summit is actually a series of 15 separate summits covering areas such as mental health, medtech, oncology, wellbeing at work, clinical leadership, diabetes, ehealth, and homecare.
The Summit director David Neville expects 1,500 delegates to attend. There are seven patient forums, more than 100 speakers, over 120 exhibitors, and 15 separate summits being run. He also says “The conference is focused on how we care, what we eat and how we live”.
I will be participating in the Diabetes Summit, which is chaired by the Clinical lead of the National Clinical Programme for Diabetes and Consultant Endocrinologist, Dr. Ronan Canavan and co-chaired by Dr. Anna Clarke, Health Promotion and Research Manager with the Diabetes Ireland.
My fellow panel will include;
Dr Neil Black, Endocrinology & Diabetes Physician, and Lead Clinician, Electronic Care Record Implementation in Northern Ireland.
Prof Philip Home-Professor of Diabetes Medicine, Newcastle University. Former Chairman of the International Diabetes Federation (Europe). In 2009 he was Programme Chair for the IDF World Diabetes Congress in Montreal.
Professor Gerald Tomkin - Director of the Diabetes Institute of Ireland at Beacon & Endocrinologist, former president of the Irish Endocrine Society, the Irish Hyperlipidaemia assoc.s. Former Chairman, and now President of the Diabetes Federation of Ireland.
And of course, me, Grainne Flynn-Patient Speaker.
There are also patient workshops taking place on Friday 27th May, one in particular of interest is the “Living with Diabetes- Personal Empowerment, Information, Choice and Ownership”. Speakers for this workshop include;
11.15 am – “Living Well with Diabetes, A Personal Experience – 10 Keys Tips”. Kate Gajewska who is a health psychologist, lives with type 1 diabetes and is a scholar in Population Health & Health Service Research – SPHeRE Programme
12.00 “Making Best Use of Your Professional Diabetes Review” Prof. Seamus Sreenan, Consultant Endocrinologist at Connolly Hospital and Medical Director of Diabetes Ireland.
Professor Seamus Sreenan will advise individuals to better prepare for their hospital appointments and maximise the benefit of that appointment for the person with diabetes. Professor Sreenan is Clinical Director, 3U Partnership, Consultant Endocrinologist at Connolly Hospital and Medical Director of Diabetes Ireland.
Both presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
When you book this event, your ticket gives you access to the open talks at the Summit (tickets priced at €539). Admission to the workshop is €10 registration fee for members, or €40 to include 2016 membership of Diabetes Ireland. To register call Diabetes Ireland on 1850 909 909.
Now I have to take care of a "Procrastination Monkey" by rounding up the "Panic Monster". This very entertaining video will explain more:-)