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Date for next conference announced

The next meeting of the Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention will take place on December 1st and 2nd in Denmark.

The second International Summit titled ‘Modern Approaches to Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention’ will take place in the centre of Copenhagen, with newcomers as well as previous participants invited.

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 discussing and developing new approaches in diabetes self-management and prevention
  • Broadly disseminating knowledge, challenges and needs in modern diabetes self-management and prevention
  • Contributing to a state of the art position paper on the challenges of and recommendations for development and research

The meeting will be opened by the Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP, chair of the All- Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes, UK. Already secured as key note speakers are:

Prof Lawrence Fisher – Working in the Behavioral Diabetes Research Group, University of California, USA. Lawrence Fisher leads on studies looking at behavioural change interventions

Dr Natalia Piana An expert in therapeutic education for those
with chronic diseases and in training health care professionals in therapeutic patient education based at the University of Perugia, Italy

Prof Bjarne Bruun Jensen As director of Steno Health Promotion Research, Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte, Denmark, Bjarne is a front-runner in health promotion research in diabetes

Prof Melanie Davies – Internationally-renowned in the world of diabetes and beyond, Melanie’s research interests include prevention, self- management and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The official invitation and more details regarding the conference will be sent to you in May 2016. For any further queries, please contact or

Provisional places can be reserved at:



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