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All Ireland Paediatric Diabetes Health Professional Conference 2018

November 16, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 3:45 pm


* This Conference is for Medical Professionals Only  *



All Ireland Paediatric Diabetes Health Professional Conference 2018

“Supporting Continuing Excellence & Advancement in Paediatric & Young Adult Diabetes Care on the Island of Ireland”


Date: Friday 16th November 2018

Plus Case Discussions Thursday Evening 15th November

Venue: Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9



8.45am         Registration


9.00am         Chairperson Welcome

Professor Hilary Hoey, Chairman Diabetes Ireland. Past Dean Faculty of Paediatrics RCPI and President ESPE.  Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics Trinity College Dublin.


9.05am         Developing an Irish Paediatric Diabetes  Audit  – An Update.                                    

Professor Nuala Murphy, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.


9.30am         Preventing DKA at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.

Professor Edna Roche, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, Adelaide & Meath incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Dublin.


10.00am       Diabetes Type 1 Prevention.

Professor Mikael Knip Professor of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital, Institute of Medicine University of Helsinki, Finland.


10.50am       Tea/ Coffee Break


11.10am       Personalised Medicine and Gene Discovery in Neonatal Diabetes. – An International Overview.

Dr. Elisa De Franco, Health Scientist, and Research Fellow. The University of Exeter.


12.00pm       Experience of a Low Carb Diet in Children with Type 1 Diabetes.  

Ms. Cathy Monaghan, Diabetes Dietitian, Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.


12.30pm       Prescribing Physical Activity for Children- Opportunities & Challenges.


Dr. Deirdre Harrington Lecturer in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Health, Diabetes Research Centre, College of Life Sciences, University of Leicester.


1.15 pm         Lunch       


2.00pm         Advances in the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in children under 3 years.

Professor Declan Cody, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Clinical Professor UCD.


2.30pm        An Innovative Approach to Raising Awareness and Inclusion for Children with Diabetes.

Mr. Damien McHugh, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Western Health and Social Care Trust South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.


3.00pm         Virtual Clinic Usage in a Paediatric Cohort with Type 1 Diabetes.

Dr. Orla Neylon, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Dept. of Paediatrics, University Hospital Limerick.


3.45pm         Closing Remarks



Registrations for this event now closed.


Email: [email protected] 


Contact Number: – 01 8428118                                                           







November 16, 2018
8:45 am - 3:45 pm


Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport