YDEF Annual Day - now with FREE DUK registration

Written by Kelly Cheer on 25 September 2011. Modified on 29 January 2015. Hits: 10404

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We at the YDEF have now teemed up with Lilly to offer FREE registration for the entire DUK conference, you will get the details of how to apply for your free registration when you have signed up for the day.

For those that have already registered for the YDEF day we will contact you with how to get your free registration.

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.  The next YDEF Annual Day is on the 10th March at the ExCel in London. You can register to attend by filling in this form

The 2015 draft 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 draft 2015 programme is available here. We are finalising the programme over Xmas - so would ask that you register now and we will then contact you for your workshop choices nearer the time.

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 London on the 10th March 2015 at the ExCel in London.

How do I register?

We are now opening applications for 2015. Click here for the web-based application form. 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 2015 Lead Organiser is Ali Chakera Click here to email him

YDEF Day 2015 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. The YDEF Day is currently sponsored by Sanofi Diabetes. Without pharma support, we wouldn't be able to run these days, so do show your appreciation and visit their stands.