Allam Lecture 2023: Transforming mental well-being for people with diabetes

We are delighted to invite you to this year's annual Endowed Allam Lecture, taking place both online and at Middleton Hall, University of Hull.

The prestigious Allam Lecture series has welcomed keynote speeches from some of the country's leading experts in biomedical research in recent years, and we are very pleased to be joined in 2023 by Professor Richard Holt, Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Southampton, and Honorary Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

During the lecture, Professor Holt will discuss the link between diabetes and mental illness, the challenges of living with diabetes, and will advocate for a greater emphasis on psychosocial support for people with diabetes.

Professor Holt trained at the University of Cambridge and the London Hospital Medical College. His current research interests are broadly focused around clinical diabetes but specifically encompass studies of the relationship between mental illness and diabetes, and diabetes and pregnancy. His clinical responsibilities include the diabetes and pregnancy clinic, young adult diabetes clinic and the cystic fibrosis related diabetes service.

Professor Holt was the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetic Medicine (2016-2020) and is a past-Chair of the Council of Health Care Professionals of Diabetes UK. He was a member of the 2008 NICE diabetes and pregnancy guideline development group and the NICE Type 2 diabetes: preventing the progression from pre-diabetes programme development group. Professor Holt is the Editor-in-Chief of the 5th edition of the Textbook of Diabetes, and Chair of the EASD Committee for Clinical Affairs, and was the EASD co-chair of the EASD-ADA consensus report of the management of type 1 diabetes in adults.

In addition to this year's keynote lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to discover some of the exciting research work currently being undertaken by Hull York Medical School and the wider Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, and to submit questions to a panel of experts, including Professor Holt.

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