Expert Review of SoliMix

The first head-to-head randomised controlled trial comparing Suliqua®▼ (insulin glargine 100 units m/L and lixisenatide) to a premixed insulin.

Virtual Event: Unlocking the Premix Paradox

September - November 2021 - 20 min sessions & 10 min Q&A

Join an Expert Review of SoliMix, the new clinical data for Suliqua. Register for one of the 32 sessions where a Health Care Professional of your choice will present to you:

  • SoliMix clinical study and share the results of this study
  • How this data might impact clinical choices and the relevance for your patients with Type 2 Diabetes with an HbA1c >9%
What to expect?

During this virtual event, a SoliMix Expert will give a short presentation of 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session. Scroll down to find the dates and experts available.

Who can join?

This event is for you, if you are an HCP who manages patients who are:

  • People with Type 2 Diabetes > 9% HbA1c (75mmol/mol)
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes you might consider a premixed insulin for
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes on 2 or more oral therapies not reaching target HbA1c levels
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes on basal insulin not reaching target HbA1c levels

Suliqua is indicated for the treatment of adults with insufficiently controlled Type 2 diabetes mellitus, to improve glycaemic control as an adjunct to diet and exercise in addition to metformin with or without SGLT-2 inhibitors.


Dates - September

Date Time Expert Platform
Thursday 2nd September 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Abdul-Wahid Mohammad Zoom
19:00 - 19:30 Dr Abdul-Wahid Mohammad Zoom
Friday 3rd September 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Amar Ali Teams
Tuesday 7th September  19:00 - 19:30 Professor David Hopkins Zoom
Wednesday 8th September 15:00 - 15:30 Gareth Thomas Teams
Thursday 9th September 19:00 - 19:30 Professor Tom Barber Teams 
Friday 10th September 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Amar Ali Zoom 
Friday 17th September 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Rashmi Kaushal Zoom
Tuesday 21st September 13:00 - 13:30
Dr Abdul Lakhdar Teams
Wednesday 22nd September
19:00 - 19:30 Dr Uazman Alam Zoom
Thursday 23rd September 15:00 - 15:30
Professor Iskander Idris Zoom 
Friday 24th September 13:00 - 13:30 Professor Tom Barber Teams
Tuesday 28th September 19:00 - 19:30 Dr Abdul Lakhdar Teams
Wednesday 29th September
13:00 - 13:30
Professor Babara McGowan Zoom


Dates - October and November
Date time expert  platform
Friday 1st October 15:00 - 15:30 Professor Barbara McGowan Zoom
Tuesday 5th October 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Natasha Patel Zoom
Wednesday 6th October  19:00 - 19:30 Professor Ed Jude Teams
Thursday 7th October  13:00 - 13:30 Gareth Thomas
Friday 8th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Janaka Karalliedde Teams
Tuesday 12th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Uazman Alam Teams
19:00 - 19:30 Professor David Hopkins
Wednesday 13th October  13:00 - 13:30 Professor Iskandar Idris Zoom
Friday 15th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Marcus Martineau Zoom
Tuesday 19th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Janaka Karalliedde
Friday 22nd October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Marcus Martineau
Tuesday 26th October  13:00 - 13:30 Professor Ed Jude
Wednesday 27th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Natasha Patel
Thursday 28th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Nazim Ghouri Zoom
15:00 - 15:30 Dr Nazim Ghouri Zoom
Friday 29th October  13:00 - 13:30 Dr Carol Gayle Teams
Thursday 4th November 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Carol Gayle Zoom
Friday 5th November 13:00 - 13:30 Dr Rashmi Kaushal Zoom


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Dr Barbara McGowan

Honorary Professor Kings' College London and Consultant Physician Guy's Hospital

Based in London, Professor Barbara McGowan is a leading expert in endocrinology. Her special interests include weight loss, bariatric medicine, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid problems, infertility, adrenal disease, and pituitary disorders.

Outside of her clinic she is dedicated to research, her work has been recognised by NIHR/RCP who awarded her for her 'outstanding contribution to research' in 2016.

She has published extensively in high impact journals, including the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine. She practices from Guy's Hospital and BMI Bishops Wood while also serving as an Honorary Professor at King's College London.
    Dr David Hopkins

    Consultant Physician and Diabetologist

    Dr David Hopkins is a Consultant Physician and Diabetologist. He is Clinical Director for King's diabetes service and Joint Clinical Academic Lead across King's Health Partners. Dr Hopkins leads one of the largest specialist diabetes teams in the UK. He conducts a wide range of specialist diabetes clinics including insulin pump management, diabetic nephropathy, autonomic neuropathy and gastrointestinal complications of diabetes. He qualified in medicine from Liverpool University and subsequently, trained in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine in Liverpool (1987-1995) and at King's (1995-1999) where he was a clinical academic group lead in 2014. Dr Hopkins was first appointed as a consultant at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1999 before returning to King's as a consultant in 2004. He became clinical director of the service in 2010 and clinical academic group lead in 2014. Dr Hopkins has broad research interests include management of hypoglycaemia, outcomes of structured patient education in Type 1 diabetes and early detection of coronary artery disease in Type 2 diabetes. He has national roles as a member of the Diabetes UK Council of Health Professionals and of the DAFNE executive. He acts as audit and quality assurance lead for the national DAFNE structured education programme.
    Dr Carol Gayle

    Consultant Diabetologist

    Carol Gayle is a Consultant Diabetologist at Kings College Hospital, working with individuals with psychological and social concerns limiting their ability to manage their diabetes. 

    Dr Gayle was part of the team behind the award winning 3 Dimensions of care for Diabetes (3DFD), led by clinicians at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and researchers at King’s College London, it focuses on the psychological impact on patients living with diabetes in south east London. 

    The project aims to bridge the gap between mental, social and clinical care by bringing together psychiatrists, community support workers and trained volunteers with the existing multi-disciplinary diabetes team. It helps to improve the quality of care for patients and enable them to manage their conditions effectively.
    Gareth Thomas

    Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber

    Gareth Thomas works as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Independent Nurse Prescriber in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. He has also helped set up services in both the Southern and South Eastern Trusts in Northern Ireland during which he has worked as the community lead nurse in insulin pump services and lead in all of Northern Ireland’s prisons. He has also worked for three years solely with very complex patients in North and West Belfast.

    Gareth graduated with a BSc (Honours) degree from Queen’s University Belfast in Diabetes Specialist Nursing and during a varied nursing career has also worked as a Resuscitation Officer and Night Charge Nurse (nurse in charge of Whiteabbey Hospital).

    Gareth has co-authored recognition sheets for carers involved with diabetes patients in the community, now used extensively and successfully in both the Northern and Belfast Trusts. Gareth has also served as Head of Medical Services for Diabetes UK on Northern Ireland adolescent camps.

    Gareth has carried out his own research into alternative ways to educate and empower patients which is now incorporated into his clinical practice and has a particular interest in developing services for Type 2 diabetes patients.
    Dr Rashmi Kaushal

    Consultant in Endocrinology

    Dr. Rashmi Kaushal is a consultant in endocrinology at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and graduated from Leeds University in 1992. She has over 25 years of clinical experience including over 20 years teaching doctors to pass the MRCP Part 1, Part 2 and PACES examinations. Recent publications include the popular Rapid Review series of medical textbooks.

    Dr Kaushal launched PACES Ahead in 2001 which has grown to become an established provider of Medical Education with a proven track record in providing doctors with the skills needed to succeed in the competitive world of Hospital Medicine. 
    Dr Amar Ali


    Dr Amar Ali graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2005. He completed his GP training in 2010 and joined Oakenhurst Medical Practice as a partner. He has an active interest in diabetes research and education and also works in the Diabetes Research Unit at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

    Amar Ali currently works at the community diabetes service and is the CCG lead for diabetes. He is also working as clinical lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria NDPP.
    Dr Abdul Lakhdar

    Consultant Endocrinologist

    Dr Lakhdar qualified in 1976 in Libya, did a masters degree at Glasgow University in Clinical Pharmacology and postgraduate training in General (Internal) Medicine and Diabetes and Endocrinology at Glasgow Hospitals. 

    Dr Lakhdar was appointed as a Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston in 1996. In 2004 he moved to Whipps Cross University Hospital where he is Clinical Lead in diabetes-renal disease. 

    Dr Lakdar is International Advisor to The Royal College of Physicians on Medical Education and Regional Advisor to the DVLA on Driving and Diabetes. 

    Dr Lakdar is the current president elect of the Diabetes and Endocrine section of the Royal Society of Medicine. 
    Dr Uazman Alam

    Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician at University of Liverpool and Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

    Dr Alam has a specialist clinical and research interest in diabetes therapies, diabetic complications, small fibre neuropathy and neuropathic pain. His previous research work has evaluated the role of Vitamin D in relation to pain and the utility of novel surrogate markers in small fibre neuropathy.  

    Dr Alam's research is primarily focused on surrogate end points for human diabetic neuropathy and other peripheral neuropathies. He has extensively evaluated the utility of skin biopsy and corneal confocal microscopy for the early diagnosis of small fibre neuropathy. He has published over 40 papers in the last 7 years and currently has a number of ongoing studies determining novel biomarkers of diabetes complications and therapeutic interventions in painful diabetic neuropathy. 
    Dr Natasha Patel

    Consultant Diabetologist

      Natasha trained at Imperial Medical School before becoming a Consultant at St George’s in Acute Medicine and Diabetes in 2008 -2015. During this time she:
    • Developed the insulin pump service 
    • Developed the Transitional Diabetes services – one of the few services nationally to achieve Best Practice Tariff 
    • Lead the Diabetes Foot Service 
    • Implemented an Inpatient Diabetes Education Training Program for Ward Nurses and HCA’s 
    • Co-created a Diabetes Simulation Program for Pharmacists 
    • Optimised the Diabetes Pre-surgical admission pathway 
    • Designed and Implemented DKA & HHS protocols 
    • She has also been Consultant at GSTT 2015 – present where she is:
    • Lead on the Diabetes Foot Service (due to centralisation of vascular services, one of the largest Diabetes Foot Services in the UK) 
    • Type 1 Diabetes Consultant 
    • Inpatient Diabetes Specialist 
    • Co-Clinical Director Diabetes HIN 2010-2015 
    • Lead on the Type 1 Transformation project across South London 
    • Developed the Hypoglycaemia pathway with LAS across London 
    • Insulin Right Time 
    • Natasha also went to the Imperial Business School and received an EMBA 2015 . Since then she has also supported diabetes digital start-ups by providing an understanding of the NHS, medical input and business support.
    Dr Abdul-Wahid Mohammad

    Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist, PPSG/CardioMetaBology

    Dr. Abdul-Wahid Mohammad MPharm (hons) P.hD PGCHE IPresc AC, qualified from Robert Gordon University in 2001 and has a background in Community, Hospital, General Practice and Academic pharmacy sectors. 

    Dr Mohammad is a pioneering portfolio pharmacist with a PhD in the design and implementation of new models of healthcare. With over 18 years of experience in the healthcare sectors of pharmacy and primary care, he has delivered innovation in service delivery for crucial NHS stakeholders and organisations. These opportunities have allowed the fulfilment of his primary goal to empower NHS organisations and thought leaders to differentiate themselves from the status quo and drive measurable results through ground-breaking clinical, financial, and patient outcomes. Alongside he is a keen researcher, speaker, teacher and mentor in all things Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Care and Diabetes.
    Dr Nazim Ghouri

    Consultant Physician

    Nazim is a Consultant Physician at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Head of Quality Assurance for the University of Glasgow Medical School and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (University of Glasgow). 
    He is a board member of Unity Family Services, Scotland's first and only family guidance and support charity aimed specially at the Muslim community.   

    He has been involved in student, community and professional work for over 15 years, with a particular interest in educating the community in the areas of health and learning Islam, having published work in leading medical journals relating to Islam and the medical practice.
    Professor Ed Jude

    Consultant Physician and Professor, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Professor Edward Jude was appointed Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2001.He is lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology as well the diabetic foot service for Tameside and Glossop. He is also lead for delivering training for the Core Medical trainees in diabetes and endocrinology in the North West, and chairs the North West Diabetes Group. 

    He initiated and established a multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic and a community based Diabetic Foot Protection team to ensure excellent care for patients with diabetic foot problems. Keen to see an improvement in the in-patient diabetes services he has initiated a ‘checklist’ for diabetes within the trust as well as promotes ‘Putting Feet First’ for diabetic patients admitted to hospital. 

    He works closely with GPs and practice nurses conducting training programs for primary care, roadshows in the community, and the annual Tameside diabetic foot training day. On World Diabetes day he has held open days in the Local Town hall for the public to raise awareness about diabetes.   

    He actively promotes research within a clinical setting and has been the chairman of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group and currently is on the council for the European Wound Management Association. His research interests include endothelial dysfunction, neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers and newer therapies for diabetes. 

    Actively involved in teaching, he regularly examines at Manchester University for final year medical students as well as being a guide and examiner for those doing their PhD or MD. 

    As a Diabetes UK clinical champion he is committed to improving integrated care for diabetes by bringing together all partners involved in diabetes care to see joint up working between health care professionals to improve outcomes and reduction in hospitalization for diabetes related problems. 

    At present he is working closely with the hospital managers and clinical leads in the CCG to bring about changes in the re-structuring of diabetes services in the integrated care organization in Tameside and Glossop  with close collaboration between primary and secondary care that will lead to better management of diabetes overall. 
    Dr Janaka Karalliedde

    Consultant Physician and Clinical Senior Lecturer

    Dr Janaka Karalliedde FRCP PhD is a clinical senior lecturer at King's College London, UK, and a consultant physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK. Dr Karalliedde graduated with a distinction in medicine from the University of London and was awarded a PhD by the University of London for his research in cardiovascular disease in diabetes. He has published widely in the subject of diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular disease and has been awarded research grants from the UK Medical Research Council Diabetes UK, European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes, National Institute for Health Research, Industry and the International Diabetes Federation. He has been invited to give lectures at the American Diabetes Association and International Diabetes Federation scientific meetings and in several countries worldwide. He speaks frequently at national and international meetings and is an active clinician and teacher with major research interests in the study of kidney disease and cardiovascular complications in diabetes.  

    Dr Karalliedde has expertise in managing patients with renal and cardio-vascular complications related to diabetes. He runs specialist clinics for patients with diabetic renal and vascular complications at Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital and community based diabetes renal complication community diabetes clinics in South London.
    Dr Tom Barber

    Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist

    As scientific lead for the Human Metabolism Research Unit, Tom's current research interests include the impact of human metabolism on development of obesity, and strategies to prevent and manage obesity and Diabetes. 

    Since October 2010, Dr. Barber has been employed as an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). As scientific lead for the Human Metabolism Research Unit, his current research interests include the impact of human metabolism on development of obesity, and strategies to prevent and manage obesity and Diabetes. Dr. Barber leads the Obesity service at UHCW. He has published >50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presents regularly as an invited speaker at scientific meetings both nationally and internationally. Dr. Barber also engages regularly with national media on obesity-related topics. 
    Dr Iskandar Idris 

    Associate Professor in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine

    Dr. Iskandar Idris is an Associate Professor in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Derby Teaching Hospital. Originally a Nottingham University graduate, he undertook his general medical training in Birmingham and completed his specialist training in 2004 within the Mid-Trent postgraduate deanery in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine. He was a lecturer at the Division of Vascular Medicine, University of Nottingham from 2000-2002, where he undertook a research on 'Experimental Pharmacology of Endothelial Permeability and Insulin Resistance' leading to a Doctor of Medicine degree. 

    Dr Idris is currently the Training Programme Director for Specialist Training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the East Midlands postgraduate deanery and a lead physician within the East Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at the Derby Teaching Hospital. He is also a member of the Association of Physician Specialising in Obesity UK (APSO-UK). He has ongoing academic and research interests in the field of therapeutic and nutritional aspects of obesity, muscle metabolism and vascular complications of diabetes. Within the University of Nottingham, he is Principal Investigator within the MRC/ Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Vascular Medicine Research group. He has published widely in the field of diabetes, obesity pharmacology and vascular complications. He also lectures widely (locally and nationally) in this clinical and research area.
    Dr Marcus Martineau

    Consultant Physician & Clinical Research Fellow in Diabetes, Endocrinology, General & Obstetric Medicine. MBBS, MD, MRCP, PhD

    Dr. Marcus Martineau graduated at Imperial College London (MBBS with Merit) in 2000. In 2014 he completed specialist training in General & Obstetric Medicine as well as Diabetes & Endocrinology (Imperial College London & Brown University, Rhode Island).

    Since 2014 he has been appointed as a Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust & has been supporting doctors through the PACES exam over the past 5 years.
Concerns about hypoglycaemia and weight gain remain major barriers to patient treatment adherence and ultimately to achieving glycemic control. With this new data, which was presented at ADA 2021, we hope to show how adults with type 2 diabetes who are not at their glycemic goal on basal insulin can advance treatment where needed.
Professor Rory McCrimmon, Lead Clinician of the Scottish Diabetes Research Network
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