DIABETES PREVENTING THE PREVENTABLES (DPP) FORUM 2012
Diabetes and its complications are highly preventable and treatable. Yet there are multiple challenges in translating evidence to practice which involve capacity building, behavioral changes and strengthening of our health care systems. Faced with multiple tasks and demands, we often feel burnt out as busy physicians. Yet, as clinicians, we are also in a unique position to take a lead to change our practice environment and advocate for policy change in order to bring out the best of our expertise and technology to benefit our patients.
In this annual forum, we have invited thought leaders in the field of epidemiology, behavioral science, public health, clinical and basic science to share their insights and aspirations in the prevention and control of diabetes and chronic diseases. Asian experts who are using a web-based disease management program to establish a diabetes registry, implement team-based care and identify unmet needs will also join us to share their experiences.
Through these deliberations and interactions, we hope to form a network of care professionals and experts who share a common vision to improve chronic care through innovation, collaboration and cooperative learning. We look forward to meeting many of you in Vietnam.
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Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF)
- Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF) is a charitable organization registered with the Hong Kong Government. ADF was established under the Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation in 2007 to initiate, implement and coordinate research activities to collect and translate evidence into prevention and control strategies for diabetes and other chronic diseases. By using a pragmatic, albeit scientific strategy, ADF advocates the combined use of technology and team approach to empower informed decision-making with ongoing evaluation in order to make quality diabetes and chronic care sustainable, affordable and accessible.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prince of Wales Hospital - International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education
- The CUHK-PWH Diabetes and Endocrine Centre was selected by IDF to become
one of the 8 IDF Centres of Education (IDFCE)and one of the 2 centres in the Asia Pacific Region
In December 2011.
Established in 1984, our centre is committed to improve quality of diabetes care through innovative research and development of human resources.
Our centre shares similar vision with other centres in the IDFCE network to use research and education to change practice and influence policy in pursuit of prevention and control of diabetes and related diseases