Prof Barnard mention at ISPOR

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Glasgow, Scotland, UK—8 November 2017—ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held a number of sessions focused on patient engagement at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


Patient-Centered Decision Making
On 7 November an issue panel, “Patient-Centered Decision Making:

How Do You Generate Relevant Patient-Reported Outcomes Evidence for Chronic Disease Management and Market-Access Decision Making?” [IP14], was held. The moderator for the panel was Finn Børlum Kristensen, MD, PhD, University of Southern Denmark, Hilleroed, Denmark. Panelists included, Katharine Barnard, PhD CPsychol AFBPsS, Bournemouth University, Poole, UK; Simon O’Neill, REG.N., Diabetes UK, London, UK; and Francois Meyer, PhD, Haute Autorité de Santé, Saint-Denis, France. The panel discussed the practical aspects of generating and synthesizing patient-reported outcomes, considering that their use in health care decisions can be controversial.


NNF Diabetes


“In Birmingham today to present a lecture on ‘Understanding the Psychological Impact of Diabetes & The Role of Technology.  Looking forward to a packed program”


Improving PRO (patient reported outcome) assessment in clinical trials, improving reporting in peer-reviewed journals alongside medical outcomes and ensuring robust methodology that stands up to scrutiny and critical appraisal in health technology appraisals all required to help regulatory approval bodies and payers make sense of this crucial area to uptake and effective use of medical devices.

Great panel session at ISPOR yesterday, was good to present the evidence base and our work on harmonization of PROs across clinical trials.  Simon O’Neill from Diabetes UK was brilliant as ever at providing the patient perspective.  Thanks to Finn Borum Kristensen and Francois Mayer for their insightful contributions.

Looking forward to continuing the debate.



BHR at the DTM



Prof Barnard is excited to be an invited speaker at the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Society Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland from November 2-4th 2017.  Her lectures will cover:

 ‘Quality of Life in Diabetes:  Does Technology Help or Hinder?’


‘Intra-Peritoneal Artificial Pancreas Systems’

Looking forward to debate amongst colleagues and participating in the many high-class sessions on the program.


Professor Barnard is looking forward to participating as an invited speaker in the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) held in Innsbruck from October 18-21st 2017.  Her lecture is entitled ‘Closing the Loop: How to Cope with Data Overload’, exploring how best to support families living with diabetes make sense of data and use it to minimise burden and improve medical and quality of life outcomes.

ISPAD 2017


Quality in Care Diabetes Awards

“Proud to be working with DRWF to evaluate the impact of the events program. Well deserved recognition – well done all”

“Professor Kath Barnard, Managing Director of BHR Limited and member of the DRWF Research Advisory Board has conducted a two-year research project for DRWF with a number of event attendees. Her detailed report demonstrates how much the events improve delegates’ diabetes self-management skills which we know leads to better long term health and wellbeing outcomes.”

Prof Katharine Barnard talking at 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda.

I would like to invite you to join me this fall for the 17th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, November 2-4, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Join me as I give two presentations: the first on Friday, November 3, during Session 4: Artificial Pancreas. The topic will be “Intra Peritoneal AP System.” My second presentation will take place on Saturday, November 4, during Session 6: Assessment of Diabetes Technology. The topic will be “Quality of Life.”

This meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with the world’s top diabetes technology professionals and to learn about the latest high-tech tools in the fight against diabetes.

Thursday, November 2nd: Optional Pre-meeting Workshops

  • Lunch provided for morning workshop participants only

Concurrent morning workshops:

A) Reimbursement
B) Advances in Insulin Delivery


Concurrent afternoon workshops:

C) Social Media for Diabetes – Communication and Advertising
D) Developments in Glucose Monitoring
  • Welcome Reception with Poster Session

Friday, November 3rd: 

  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks provided

General Session

Artificial Intelligence for Decision Support
Privacy for Diabetes Devices
Augmented Reality
Artificial Pancreas
  • Evening Reception with Poster Session

Saturday, November 4th:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks provided

General Session

Novel Insulins
Assessment of Diabetes Technology
Continuous Insulin Monitoring
Live Demonstration


I look forward to seeing you in Bethesda.

Best Regards,

Professor Katharine Barnard, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Bournemouth University / BHR Ltd