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School of Health Sciences invites public to ‘lecturethon’ in aid of Diabetes UK

Diabetes Day 2015 Monday 16 March 2015

A team of clinicians and Health Sciences researchers from Liverpool Hope University is inviting the public to a day of diabetes-themed lectures in aid of Diabetes UK.

The talks will cover both type I and type II diabetes and topics such as the evolution of the disease, its genetic basis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia, nutrition, and how to manage symptoms. The lecturethon runs between 9.00am - 5.00pm on March 16th at Liverpool Hope University’s EDEN Lecture Theatre and people can stay for as long as they like for a suggested donation of £1. Refreshments will be provided.

The day is also a way of marking Liverpool Hope's new MSc in Diabetes which is now open for applications.  

Last year the team ran a successful day of lectures for students on the topic of heart disease (raising money for the British Heart Foundation). 

Carl Larsen, Senior Lecturer in Biology, will be discussing the evolution of diabetes in the first lecture of the day. He said: “Diabetes is becoming more common in the UK population, so it is important that people are informed. As well as exploring the evolution of the disease, we will also be looking at it in practical terms – such as how we can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes in children and how people who do have it can manage their symptoms. It is a very relaxed day and people can pop in to listen to the topics that interest them the most.”

Professor Ebrahim Naderali, a Clinician and Professor of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases at Liverpool Hope, will discuss the topic of diabetes and dementia. He said: "We know that there is a direct link between obesity and diabetes. Patients with obesity and diabetes are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease leading to premature morbidity and mortality. New evidences are emerging to suggest both obesity and diabetes play a significant role in cognitive impairment facilitating the rate of premature mortality as well as increasing the financial burden of the NHS."

 Diabetes lecturethon: Monday 16th March 2015, EDEN Lecture theatre, EDEN building, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park

If you are interested in attending and need any assistance please contact Dr Carl Larsen on 0151 291 3097

You can also donate to Diabetes UK via the JustGiving page

 School of Health Sciences at Liverpool Hope


Full timetable - please note that this may be subject to change: 





9.00 - 9.30am

Mr Carl Larsen


Evolution of diabetes

9.30 - 10.00am

Dr Denise Roche

Physical Activity & Health

Physical activity, glycaemic control and vascular complications.

10.00 - 10.30am

Dr J. Enrique Salcedo-Sora


Weight loss and weight regain: a meta-analysis

10.30 - 11.00am

Dr Cathy Walsh

Cell biology

Type II diabetes and osteoporosis

11.00 - 11.30am

Dr Becky Dagger

Physical Activity & Health

Children’s physical activity and type II diabetes risk

11.30 -12.30pm

Prof. Ebrahim Naderali


Diabetes and dementia

12.30 - 1.00pm

Assoc. Prof. Omid Alizadehkhaiyat


Common Upper Limb Musculoskeletal

Conditions in Diabetes

1.00 - 1.30pm

Dr Julienne McGeough


Diabetes, Biopsychosocial Factors and Quality of Life

1.30 - 2.00pm

Dr Peter Angel


Strength training and diabetes management

2.00 - 2.30pm

Dr. Farzad Amirabdollahian


Nutrition and risk of type II diabetes

2.30 - 3.00pm

Prof. Mehmet T Dorak


Nanotechnology in diagnosis of diabetes

3.00 - 3.45pm

Prof. Cecil Thomas


Diabetes and foot care

3.45- 4.30pm

Prof. Arash Tahbaz


Diabetes and cardiovascular disease

4.30 - 5.00pm

Dr Mansom Sargazi


Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus and the recent controversy for the use of glycated haemoglobin in diagnosis of diabetes


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