Tribute to the late Prof Harry Keen CBE MD FRCP

It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Professor Harry Keen CBE MD FRCP, (5 April 2013).
He was a loyal and sustained supporter of FEND and a major influencer in establishing and recognising the role of the diabetes specialist nurse...
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Swedish Diabetes Specialist Nurse of the year 2012

Marianne Lundberg photoCongratulations to FEND Executive committee member Marianne Lundberg. Marianne received an award of "Diabetes Specialist Nurse of the year 2012" from the Swedish association of Diabetes Specialist Nurses (SFSD).

EP votes in favour of Tonio Borg as EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

The European Parliament has voted in favour of Tonio Borg’s appointment as Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. The EP supported Dr Borg with 386 votes in favour, 281 against and 28 abstentions. Mr Borg comes from Malta.

The appointment should now be approved in Council in the coming days and he will then officially replace John Dallì as Commissioner.

Pioneering new diabetes partnership with FEND

On World Diabetes Day the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery has announced plans for a new clinical academic centre for diabetes nursing, in partnership with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND).  

The centre will develop and expand vital research into caring for and supporting people with diabetes, within a Europe-wide network, and is being established with significant funding from FEND.

FEND annual conference 2013 Barcelona

NEXT CONFERENCE

The 18th FEND Annual Conference will be 20-21 September 2013 in Barcelona.

Venue

Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal 661-671
08028 Barcelona

Online registration will open in February 2013. The draft programme will be available online in February also.

A World Without Nurses?

A thought provoking video... (click above to view)

EURADIA Symposium 2012

ADVANCES IN DIABETES RESEARCH:
focus on the patient

15:00 - 17:00 Monday 1 October 2012
immediately before EASD Welcome Reception

Programme

Landmark EU Resolution on diabetes epidemic 14 March 2012

FEND applauds the commitment of the EU Parliament and the overwhelming support of MEPs to this landmark Resolution (B7 0147/2012). It supports the work of national patient organisations and professional societites in their advocacy for diabetes. This resolution will ensure through collaboration with key stakeholders will help arrest the tide and burden of the diabetes epidemic in Europe.

ECDA input to the EU reflection process on chronic disease

FEND is a founding member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA). This collaboration of key chronic disease organisations has published a response to the Reflection Process on chronic diseases.

Download the report (pdf)    Download the Annex (pdf)

A New Research Report on Diabetes in 5 EU Member States

Researchers at the Medical Technology Research Group, LSE Health have published a new report on the costs, outcomes and management of diabetes in 5 EU countries. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with a high risk of developing complications and severe co-morbidities. Over the past few years, diabetes (Type 1 and 2) and its associated costs have risen, particularly those related to treatment of complications.

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FEND 20th Annual Conferece
11-12 September 2015

Stockholm, Sweden