[Session 1] Course. How to start and manage insulin therapy in primary care

Date: 22nd October 2015 Duration: 75 minutes Aim: to build competence about the principles of insulin therapy in primary care Facilitators:

  • Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Sargin (Family Medicine Clinic Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Kartal Lufti Kirdar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Assoc. Prof. Xavier Cos Claramunt (Unit of Clinical Trials, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

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[Session 2] Symposium. DAWN2

Date: 23rd October 2015 Duration: 75 minutes Aim: to gain insight into the perceptions and expectations about diabetes from people with diabetes and healthcare professionals, to enable better awareness for patient centeredness by this comparison Chair: Prof. Dr. Johan Wens Speakers:

  • Dr. Antonio Niccollucci (Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Epidemiology, Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Chieti, Italy)
  • Prof. Richard Holt (Professor in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Southampton, UK)
  • Dr. Ingrid Willaing (National Lead Investigator DAWN2-Study, Head of Patient Education Research at Universities, Copenhagen, Denmark)

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[Session 3] Symposium. EXPLORE

Date: 23rd October 2015 Duration: 75 minutes Aim: to discuss the EXPLORE study (EXpert and Patient views on living with and controlling type 2 diabetes) which was created to understand the complexity of T2DM management by discovering similarities and differences in perceptions of primary care providers and patients Chair: Assoc. Prof. Pinar Topsever Speakers:

  • Prof. Peter Schwarz (Professor of Internal Medicine, Head of the Department of Prevention and Care of Diabetes at the Technical University Dresden, Germany)
  • Prof. Johan Wens (Professor of Family Medicine University of Antwerp, Belgium – Chairman PCDE)
  • Dr. Martin Hadley-Brown (GP partner in Thetford, Norfolk. Clinical Tutor, University of Cambridge Clinical School, UK)

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[Session 4] Symposium. Clinical management of elderly people with diabetes

Date: 24th October 2015 Duration: 75 minutes Aim: to understand the provision of a multidimensional integrated approach to the comprehensive management of diabetes in older people Chair: Dr. Samuel Seidu Speakers:

  • Dr. Leocadio Rodriguez Manas (Head of Department of Geriatrics at the University Hospital of Getafe, Medicine Faculty at the University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Assoc. Prof. Serap Cifcili (Family Medicine Department, Marmara University Medical School, Turkey)
  • Dr. Berry van der Steen (General Practitioner, member of the Diabetes Huisartsen Advies Groep “DiHAG”, Netherlands)

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[Session 5] Symposium. Is Diabetes the Index Disease? Co- and Multimorbidity in Diabetic Individuals

Date: 25th October 2015 Duration: 75 minutes Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Xavier Cos Claramunt Speakers:

  • “Diabetes and mental health” – Prof. Frans Pouwer (Professor at Department Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
  • “Diabetes and cancer”- Dr. Manel Mata Cases (Vice-chairman of the Catalan Diabetes Association and member of the board of the Spanish Diabetes Society, Barcelona, Spain)
  • “Diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors” – Dr. Samuel Seidu (GP and GP Trainer, Hockley Farm Medical Practice, Primary Care Research Fellow, University of Leicester, Honorary GP Lecturer and Research Associate, Leicester Diabetes Centre, UK)

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