YDEF Annual Day

Written by Myuri Moorthy on 25 September 2011. Modified on 06 September 2015. Hits: 13812

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We're already starting to plan next year's YDEF Annual Day. It will be in Glasgow on the 1st March 2016. If you have any thoughts about speakers or topics, please contact Myuri or Ali

The 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 year's YDEF Annual Day was on the 10th March at the ExCel in London.

The 2015 programme is available here.

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.

The year we are also hoping to highlight the abstracts/posters from fellow SpRs, particularly for those that cannot attend the rest of the meeting. We intend to display these during the day (before you then need to take them to the main conference). There will be a £100 for the best poster.


The 2016 programme will be available here shortly.

When is the next event?

The YDEF Annual Day is held on the eve of Diabetes UK Professional Conference. The next day will be in Glasgow on the 1st March 2016.

How do I register?

Registrations for the 2016 event will open shortly, and will be via online application.  We also ask for £100 cheque deposit, which will only be cashed in the event of non-attendance. Cheques need to be sent to Elise Harvey, Red Hot Irons Ltd, P.O. Box 2927, Malmesbury, SN16 0WZ. 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 - please note that details won't be available from Elise until after 6th January.

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.

Diabetes UK APC Registration

As always, you have to register separately for Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference. This can be done through the Diabetes UK website.  We have in the past had an agreement from Lilly that a minimum of 50 places will be available for the main Diabetes UK APC - these will be administered by Lilly and will be available on a first come first serve basis. We will let you know how to register when we have received your application and deposit cheque.

General Instructions

The dress-code is smart casual.


YDEF Day 2016 Lead Organiser is Myuri Moorthy.

YDEF Day 2016 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 Sanofi’s 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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