The aim of the symposium is to demonstrate the importance of translational research to prevent diabetes and its complications and provide practical elements and tools to the audience. We will inspire delegates to pick up on successes from BRIDGES and other projects, learn from mistakes and failures, so they can implement ideas and results in their respective communities and improve their own processes and continued research evaluation.
Each presentation will focus on key lessons learned and will provide useful and practical advices to the audience.
Programme of the symposium includes:
- An interactive session dedicated to diabetes prevention with international experts including Professor Peter Bennett (Da Qing study); Jaakko Tuomiletho (FDPP) and Linda Siminerio (DPP). Each speaker will present the key lessons learned from their respective interventions. The round of presentations will be followed by a 30 minute moderated discussion providing sufficient time for questions from the audience.
This session will be followed by the presentation of a successful primary prevention project which took place in Thailand.
- A discussion on replication of good practices worldwide through the example of IDF BRIDGES Research Net programme dedicated to diabetes foot care and taking place in China, Egypt, Ecuador and Zimbabwe simultaneously
- A presentation of key elements to sustain an intervention after a funding period led by Professor Robert Gabbay (Joslin Diabetes Center)