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Nov

Winners of inaugural DPC Industry Awards announced

The winners of the inaugural DPC Industry Awards, in association with The Diabetes Times, were named at a special ceremony.

It took place after day one of DPC2018 at Olympia London on the evening of Wednesday, November 14, which was World Diabetes Day.

The awards showcased success and innovation across the industry including pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences industries working in diabetes care.

DPC founder Maggie Meer said: “Congratulations to all the companies and organisations, the awards are testament to their hard work, dedication, innovation and, more importantly, the life-changing difference they are making to people with diabetes.

“We launched the awards to recognise the crucial role played by industry in developing and providing products, services and research that enable people with diabetes to have better outcomes.”

Oliver Jelley, Editor of The Diabetes Times, said: “These awards are about celebrating the achievements, standards of excellence and commitment to quality and positive outcomes of the companies working in diabetes care. We were proud to be part of this positive initiative and congratulate all the winners for going above and beyond to improve diabetes care.”

The winners

Medical Education Campaign of the Year
WINNER: Sanofi

HIGHLY COMMENDED: TREND-UK

HCP or Patient Education Programme of the Year
WINNER: EDEN

HIGHLY COMMENDED: CDEP

Diabetes Innovation Award 2018
WINNER: GlucoRx

HIGHLY COMMENDED: TickleFLEX

Diabetes Marketing Campaign of the Year
WINNER: MSD

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Abbott

Diabetes Digital Health Initiative of the Year
WINNER: OurPath
Diabetes Prevention Product of the Year
WINNER: Weight Watchers

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leicester Changing Cities Programme

Diabetes Industry Research Project of the Year
WINNER: OPED
New Diabetes Product of the Year
WINNER: Roche

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dexcom

Most Influential Diabetes Technology Company of the Year
WINNER: Diabetes Digital Media

HIGHLY COMMENDED: OurPath

Industry Collaboration of the Year
WINNER: Sanofi

HIGHLY COMMENDED: TREND-UK

Diabetes Charity of the Year
WINNER: DRWF
Medical Device Company of the Year
WINNER: Abbott

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dexcom

Life Sciences Company of the Year
WINNER: Fortress Diagnostics
Diabetes Times Excellence Award
WINNER: Dexcom
Diabetes Times Special Achievement Award
WINNER: TREND-UK

The prizes were handed out by The Mail Online’s Health Editor Stephen Matthews, who said: “It was a huge honour to be asked to attend the very first DPC Industry Awards. The event was a great way to celebrate innovation among the companies and organisations working to improve the lives of people with diabetes.”

Entries were judged independently by leading professionals from the diabetes community, including chair of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology Dr Dinesh Nagi, Abigail Kitt, who is Quality Improvement Lead (Diabetes), NHS England – South East Clinical Networks, and Sarah Bone, Chief Executive of Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF).

DPC launched in 2015 and last year attracted a record 3,235 delegates. The free-to-attend, CPD-accredited event is for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions. This year it took place on November 14 and 15.

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