3rd EADSG Scientific Congress to be held at the JNICC-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from the 14 – 16 March 2016

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The vision for EADSG is an East Africa where health care professionals and persons with diabetes are fully empowered to effectively manage diabetes.

The East African Diabetes Study Group (EADSG) is an organization committed to reducing the burden of diabetes in East Africa and beyond, by providing health care professionals with scientific information and educational initiatives designed to translate research into effective clinical practice.

The EADSG hopes to develop a wide-range of diabetes-related programs and materials to help healthcare professionals stay on top of new information, including short courses in epidemiology and translational research.

The EADSG upholds the well-being of people affected by diabetes and the pursuit of excellence in professionalism, quality and ethics.

In everyday interactions EADSG will exhibit and expect fairness, honesty, openness, confidentiality and integrity from all and will in addition respect the diversity and roles of individual members of the EADSG.

Priority Areas for EADSG is include Awareness, Prevention, Early Detection, Management of Diabetes, Cure.

The EADSG Scientific Congresses are comprehensive, multidisciplinary fora with a stellar faculty of leaders in diabetes and other Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that connect the scientific community and accelerate life science discovery.

The 3rd EADSG Scientific Congress (EADSG-2016 Scientific Congress) will be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from the 14 – 16 March 2016.

The topics include Strengthening health systems to cope with both acute and chronic diseases in poor resource settings, Translational Diabetes Research, Epigenetics and Diabetes, Pathophysiological-based therapy of Diabetes, Pre-diabetes screening and prevention in type 1 diabetes, Impact of interventional therapies on cardiovascular risk in people with diabetes, Co-morbidity of diabetes and depression

Public engagement activities to increase knowledge, create awareness and community action for diabetes.

Other topics is Conventional paradigms versus novel ideas on the aetiology of diabetes and obesity: a forum for debate leading scientists in the field of diabetes, Updates in nutrition concerning diabetes and obesity, Updates on complications of diabetes, Updates within pharmacological therapy in diabetes, Possibilities in stopping loss of beta cell (functions) with type 2 diabetes, Updates in technology regarding diabetes: closed loop, Practical workshops with case presentations and Oral and poster presentations.

Titled ‘Diabetes and NCDs in East, Central & Southern Africa: Cross learning from National Approaches’, the symposium has the following objectives is to assess the state of implementation of the national diabetes/ NCD programs, barriers to their implementation and the extent to which and how multi-sectoral action is being utilised in the policy/implementation process, to allow interaction amongst different participants / countries on how to overcome the challenges in implementation of the national program, to discuss approaches to integrated care of diabetes and its complications with special reference to hypertension, foot and eye complications, to discuss emerging problems in diabetes care: pregnancy in diabetes, gestational diabetes, diabetes and tuberculosis and to explore the opportunities for NCD prevention from the perspective of civil society.

The symposium is sponsored by the EADSG and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), an independent trust dedicated to the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the developing world.

The aim of the WDF is to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease. The Foundation supports sustainable partnerships and acts as a catalyst to help others do more.

From 2002 to 2015, the World Diabetes Foundation provided 113 million USD in funding to 430 partnership projects in 113 countries, focusing on awareness, education and capacity building at the local, regional and global level. For more information, visit worlddiabetesfoundation.org

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