YDEF Annual Day 13th March 2018

Written by Myuri Moorthy on 25 September 2011. Modified on 03 February 2018. Hits: 29544

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YDEF Annual Day brings over a hundred specialist registrars and young consultants from across the UK on the eve of Diabetes UK Annual Processional Conference to attend an excellent, free day of lectures and workshops. This years YDEF Day is at Excel, London 13th March 2018


*UPDATED programme here*

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Full details below


What is it?

YDEF Day is a whole day of specialist workshops and plenaries, finishing with a lively debate, providing an excellent educational and networking opportunity. The event is the largest gathering of diabetes trainees and young consultants and is FREE of cost to attend. As well as meals and refreshments, we also organise a conference dinner, also provided to you FREE of cost.

This year we are concentrating on data and using data to manage your patients. We also are dedicating a session to quality improvement and give you a chance to highlight your initiatives.

We will also be highlighting the abstracts/posters from fellow SpRs. We intend to display these during the day (before you then need to take them to the main conference). There will be a £250 prize for the best poster.


The 2018 programme here 

When is the next event?

The YDEF Annual Day is held on the eve of Diabetes UK Professional Conference, London on the 13th March 2018.

How do I register?

Registration for this event is open.

If you have already registered: We ask for £100 cheque deposit, which will only be cashed in the event of non-attendance. Cheques need to be sent to: 

YDEF Day 2018

Red Hot Irons Ltd
Miria House
1683b High Street
B93 0LL

Cheques should be payable to Diabetes UK.  Your place will not be guaranteed until the cheque deposit is received.  Once your registration is submitted, you will receive a confirmatory email. We also ask that you choose which workshops you would like to attend. Whilst we try our best to ensure that everyone gets their first choice workshop, please be aware that on occasions this may not be possible.

Accommodation and meals

Your registration includes all your meals and refreshments for the YDEF day, including the conference dinner. If you are unable to stay for dinner, please do let us know in advance. If you are allocated a slot and do not attend, we may not be in a position to refund your deposit.

Accommodation is solely the responsibility of the attendees and unfortunately will not be funded by YDEF.


Diabetes UK APC Registration

We have now filled in all available free places for the DUK APC . However, any new submissions will be able to get the discounted early bird rate. This will be emailed in due course. 


General Instructions

The dress-code is smart casual.


YDEF Day 2018 Lead Organiser is Sophie Harris.

YDEF Day 2018 Event Manager is Elise Harvey. Her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YDEF Day Sponsors

We are grateful to our pharmaceutical industry partners for their generous support over the past ten years and the logistic support from DUK. The YDEF Day has been supported by Sanofi  who have provided one speaker for the agenda on a subject of their choice.  They have had no other input into the arrangements for the meeting. Without pharma support, we wouldn't be able to run these days, so do show your appreciation and visit their stand.

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