International diabetes alliance meets in December

Posted by pt91 at Nov 28, 2016 03:49 PM |
Leicester Diabetes Centre organises summit for annual conference

Issued by the Leicester Diabetes Centre on 2 November 2016

A global discussion on diabetes self-management and prevention will take place in Denmark in December.

The second annual conference of the Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention will be staged in the centre of Copenhagen on December 1 and 2, with newcomers as well as previous participants invited.

The international summit titled ‘Modern Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention’ has been organised by the Leicester Diabetes Centre and the Steno Diabetes Center.

The international alliance was formed last year with a commitment to bring wholesale changes to diabetes self-management. Leading figures in Type 2 diabetes self-management from across the globe came together for the first conference at the Leicester Diabetes Centre in September 2015 to establish a vision for patient-centred care.

Professor Heather Daly, one of the organisers from the Leicester Diabetes Centre, said: “This year we aim to cultivate the great potential for synergy across modern approaches to diabetes self-management and prevention and build on the success of the 2015 inaugural meeting.”

The aim of the meeting is to raise the profile of self-management and prevention by establishing a forum for developing new approaches in diabetes self-management and prevention as well as disseminating knowledge, challenges and needs in modern diabetes self-management and prevention.

A state-of-the-art position paper on the challenges of and recommendations for development and research will also be drafted.

The speakers will include Professor Melanie Davies, from the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Professor Lawrence Fisher of University of California, Dr Natalia Piana based at the University of Perugia and Professor Bjarne Bruun Jensen, director of Steno Health Promotion Research at the Steno Diabetes Center.

Doctors, nurses, researchers and healthcare managers from America, Australia, Qatar, Denmark, Holland, Ireland and the UK attended the first event titled  ‘Supporting a Therapeutic Patient Alliance for Better Self-Management and Care in Diabetes Summit’.

Ideas, thoughts and opinions on creating and supporting an international union to promote the field were exchanged, an agreement was made to work together and a pledge to make self-management programmes accessible worldwide.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is an international centre of excellence in research, education and innovation, which is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester and led by Professor Kamlesh Kamlesh Khunti and Professor Melanie Davies CBE. It is located at Leicester General Hospital.

For queries about the 2016 event, please contact asha.george@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or bzrr@steno.dk. Places can be reserved at: http://modern-approaches-to-diabetes.eventbrite.co.uk.

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Notes to editors

  • For further details, to arrange an interview or more photographs, email oliver.jelley@ojpr.co.uk
  • For more information about the Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention, visit http://diabetesalliance.org.uk.
  • The Diabetes Research Centre is based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre.
  • The Leicester Diabetes Centre is an international centre of excellence in diabetes research, education and innovation and is led by Professor Melanie Davies CBE and Professor Kamlesh Khunti.
  • Hosted at Leicester General Hospital, the Leicester Diabetes Centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester, working with the city and county Clinical Commissioning Groups. It is a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long-term conditions.
  • For more information about the Leicester Diabetes Centre, visit http://www.leicesterdiabetescentre.org.uk.

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