Chairman – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Francesc Xavier Cos Claramunt
Dr. Cos’ main areas of interest are Research and Education in Primary Care with a special emphasis on the Diabetes field. He is member of the Primary Care University Research Institute Jordi Gol and currently its European representative in Diabetes and Endocrine disorders. At this research institution he is an active member in 2 working groups: Diabetes Prevention and Epidemiological Database analysis. He was also the Spanish national representative of the European General Practice Research Network, WONCA Europe research Group (www.egprn.org) on behalf of the Spanish Primary Care society (www.semfyc.es) from 2009 to 2015.
He started his activities on Diabetes at GEDAPS “Primary Care Diabetes Study Group” (www.redgdps.org) in1997, working on Diabetes treatment. In Spain he has been working in many institutional projects for the Catalonian Health Department, (Type 2 Diabetes treatment Guidelines, SBMG recommendations and the Diabetes Expert Patient Programme).
He is regularly invited to participate in national and international meetings to lecture as an expert on Diabetes in Primary Care or to develop and conduct educational activities. He also participates in many advisory boards and expert groups.
He is currently working in various research projects in Diabetes prevention (DP Transfers), CATRisc, , DE-PLAN, DISCOVER, LadyDiab and OBINDIAB. His unit has recently been involved in many randomized clinical trials (Dapagliflozin, Lixisenatide, Early treatment with MET+Vilda).
He is also involved in the academic field as an Associate Profesor at the medicine department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona since 2009 and he is currently an associate editor of the Primary Care Diabetes journal.
In 2009 he was elected as vice chairman of the Primary Care Diabetes Europe (www.pcdeurope.org) and since February 2016 as Chairman elect. In February 2017 he is appointed as Chairman of PCDE for a term of 4 years.
Vice Chair – Prof. Dr. Pinar Topsever
Prof. Topsever’s PCDE (Primary Care Diabetes Europe) membership began as a working GA member (2005-2009), she was elected executive board member in charge of research in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 as board member of PCDE for a second and last term of 4 years. She acted as scientific secretary/local organizer of major conferences like the PCDE annual conferences in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the WONCA Europe Istanbul Regional Conference (2008) and the EGPRN conferences in Antalya (2008) and Kuşadası (2013).
Prof. Topsever has been involved in the curriculum development and implementation of the in-service retraining of family doctors within the Turkish primary health care reform programme “Transition in Health” organized by the Ministry of Health, as well as evidence based guideline development for primary care. She is involved in CME activities (especially about management of diabetic individuals in primary care) for Turkish family doctors organized by professional societies like TAHUD and ISTAHED. Her fields of interest are diabetology in primary care, epidemiology in the context of health promotion and preventive care, evidence based medicine and research methodology. She is editorial board member of several peer reviewed scientific journals, referee in several scientific award committees and has worked as a clinical referee for the Cochrane Collaboration, as well as, for several peer reviewed scientific journals.
In March 2016 Pinar Topsever is voted Vice Chair Elect and in February 2017 appointed as Vice Chair (General Secretary) of PCDE for a term of 4 years.
Board Member Treasurer – Dr. Philip Domeyer
Current and recent positions
Philippe-Richard J. Domeyer is an Academic Tutor of Health Management at the Hellenic Open University. He is also a Specialist Family Physician in the Greek National Health System.
Qualifications and background
Philippe is Greek Board-Certified in Family Medicine. He also holds a MSc Degree in Health Management, a MSc Degree in Biostatistics and a PhD in the academic field of quality of life and healthcare quality. Philippe has received post-graduate training in numerous scientific fields, including Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Breast Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Substance Abuse, Pulmonary Medicine and Quality in Healthcare. He has earned 4 scholarships during his studies as well as 10 national prizes and awards for his research work. He holds 15 foreign languages degrees and is proficient in Greek (native language), French (native language), English, German and has a basic knowledge of Swedish.
Philippe has taught a variety of subjects, including -but not limited to- Healthcare Management, Family Medicine, Anatomy and Physiology to more than 1200 students of various Universities and Technological Institutions in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also supervised over 40 Thesis projects related to Healthcare Management.
Clinical and Research Work
Philippe has 15 years of experience in salaried posts in the Greek NHS and has been conducting research for several years. He has been a research, clinical and teaching fellow in two Greek health centers and in the Breast Unit of the 1st Propaedeutic Surgical Clinic of the University of Athens. He is the author and co-author of more than 40 research manuscripts (full papers and abstracts) in International Scientific Journals and 9 papers in National Journals and has participated in 83 research projects presented in National and International Conferences. He has taken part in international research protocols and funded research projects. He is an Editorial Board Member in four International Journals, a Lead Guest Editor in Special Issues of his choice in two International Journals and a Reviewer in several other Journals. He has contributed to the translation of one English and one German medical book into Greek and has authored book chapters of two other medical books.
Philip is member of major international and national professional bodies and associations, such as WONCA (World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians), AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians), EHMA (European Health Management Association), EQuiP (European Society for Quality and Safety in Family Practice), EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine) and PCDE (Primary Care Diabetes Europe).
Primary Care, Quality of life, quality in healthcare, healthcare administration, breast diseases, diabetes.
Dr. Philippe Domeyer is PCDE working group member since 2018 and is appointed board member treasurer in March 2019 for a period of four years.
Executive Board Member – Research – Dr. Samuel Seidu
He is a primary care research fellow in diabetes at the University of Leicester and his area of interest is around quality improvement in diabetes care. Due to his expertise in this area, he is a regular reviewer of related articles submitted to peer-reviewed journals like Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Diabetic Medicine, Primary Care Diabetes Europe Journal, BMJ and the European Journal of Medical Informatics. He also reviews abstracts related to diabetes submitted for national and international conferences.
He is currently the Clinical Lead and GP mentor for Diabetes in the Leicester City CCG and is involved in the design and re-configuration of diabetes care in Leicester alongside other clinical leads in primary and secondary care. He also leads primary care diabetes research at the University of Leicester.
He is a Faculty Member of Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care—East Midlands (CLAHRC-EM) and also held the post of CLAHRC Primary Care Research Fellowship until February 2013.
He is a member of the Primary Care Academy of Diabetes Specialists in the UK and liaises with other leading GPs with interest in diabetes all over the country to foster understanding on the key elements essential for delivering a diabetes service and the potential challenges involved. He is author of the “Simple-to-do-audit–series” published every couple of months in the Diabetes and Primary Care Journal-UK.
He is currently the head of research and continuing medical education for Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE). He is an associate editor for Primary Care Diabetes journal.
In September 2016 Dr. Sam Seidu has been elected Chair of the EASD-PCDE Study Group for a term of 4 years. In February 2017 Dr. Sam Seidu is elected as executive board member for a term of 4 years.
Executive Board Member – Dr. Gerardo Medea
Working Group Member – Prof. dr. Johan Wens
Johan Wens is member of the Belgian National Council for Quality Advancements in Health Care, the High Council for GPs and specialists, and different (inter-)national boards related to the topics of interest. He is examiner for the Inter University Centre for Undergraduate Training (ICHO) in General Practice. As board member of PCD Europe ivzw since 2001 he chaired the Scientific Committee of the conferences in Paris (2003) and Munich (2004). He finished the constitutions of the organisation which now is an international non-profit organisation in accordance with Belgian Laws. In 2005, Januray 1st he took over the position of treasurer and was installed as chairman for the upcoming 4 years during the General Assemblee meeting of 2009, February 7th. In 2013 Johan Wens was re-elected for a second and last term of 4 years as chairman of PCDE.
Working Group Member – Dr. Martin Hadley Brown
Having trained at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London Martin Hadley-Brown undertook postgraduate hospital training before moving into General Practice just as much diabetes care in the UK was moving from hospitals into the community.
HB was a General Practice partner in the East of England from 1989 to 2019, and now concentrates his work in Medical Education at the University of Cambridge where he started as a tutor in 2001.
He also has inpatient and outpatient hospital diabetes experience. He was a founder member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society in the UK and Ireland and its first elected Chair from 2005 – 2012, subsequently joining PCDE as a working group member.
He has particular interest and experience in the design and delivery of medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to multidisciplinary audiences.
He currently also teaches on the International programmes of the Warwick Diabetes Courses
Working Group Member – Mrs Guusje Neijens
Currently she works as diabetes nurse specialist in Rijnstate Hospital (Arnhem). Currently she is very active in her private practice in Deventer. As diabetes consultant she shares her experience and knowledge in the field for education, case management and healthy participation being a trainer for HCP.
Mrs Neijens is PCDE Working group member since 2008.
Working Group Member – Professor Imre Rurik
In February 2017 Imre Rurik is elected as working group member for another term of 4 years.
Working Group Member – Dr. Ana Cebrián
MS degree in Diabetes, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
She is currently working as a GP in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain since 2013.
She is also currently professor of Family Medicine in Universidad Católica San Antonio (Murcia) and professor of MS degree “Research in Family Medicine”, University Miguel Hernández, Alicante, Spain.
She is a member of numerous profesional societies, including “Spanish Society of Family Medicine”, where she is a member of Diabetes Research Group, “Spanish Diabetes Association”, where she is the secretary of Primary Care and Prediabetes Group, Group for Diabetes in Primary Care in Spain “red GDPS” and “Primary Care Diabetes Europe”.
She is currently working in various research projects in Diabetes.
She has more than 50 communications in national and international congress, three of them awarded.
Ana Cebrián has published numerous papers in national and international journals and she is an active reviewer of manuscripts for a number of scientific journals.
Working Group Member – Dr. Luc Martinez
Luc Martinez, MD, is a former Professor of General Medicine at the university Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. He was Vice president of the French Society of General Medicine from 2000 until 2016. He was appointed a member to the French National Authority for Health (Haute Autorité de Santé) in 2005 and joined the Economic Assessment and Public Health Committee from 2008 to 2011. He worked from 1980 to 2016 as a family physician in a private office at Bois d’Arcy, France.
Prof. Luc Martinez engaged in clinical research in 1991 after being post graduated in methodology of clinical research. His research activity focused mainly on methodogical issues related to clinical research. He began his research record as investigator, principal investigator and coordinator of clinical trials. During this period, he implemented several projects on diabetes. He joined the Steering Committee of EXUBERA an international project conducted by PFIZER and aimed at developing inhaled insulin. In 2007, he joined the French Liraglutide Scientific board and the international GLP-1 Primary care advisory board, on behalf of Novo Nordisk. No, he is also an advisor for Lilly international and Sanofi France. He published several papers on diabetes, among which was a questionnaire aimed at predicting acceptance of insulin among patients with type 2 diabetes.
In parallel, Luc Martinez developed specific interest on economic assessment, which led him to have a specific look at patients’ attitudes, quality of life and shared decision-making.
Recently, he conducted a project on behalf of the French Society of General Medicine aimed at predicting the commitment of General Practitioners toward vaccination (the DIVA project). This led him to close relationship with the French National Assembly and the French Senate. Beside these activities,
Dr. Luc Martinez served the French National Board on Continuing Medical Education, the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN).
Dr. Luc Martinez was board member treasurer for PCDE from 2015-2019 and is appointed working group member from March 2019 for a term of four years.