World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" -

FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Mrs Anne-Marie Felton FEND President & Co-founder
Dr Rita Forde FEND Secretary

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Prof Şeyda Özcan

Biog: 

Assoc. Prof. Şeyda Özcan, RN, MSc, PhD

Dr.Ozcan has experiences in academical-clinical area and international-national settings of diabetes nursing for 30 years. She graduated from Florence Nightingale School of Nursing of Istanbul University(1991), completed her master(1995) and PhD(1999) degrees. She worked as a staff nurse in the endocrinology unit for 4 years, then a faculty member for 19 years in Istanbul University. She is currently working in the Koc University School of Nursing for 7 years. She worked as a Chief Nursing Officer in three leading hospitals of Vehbi Koc Foundation(2017-2018).

She participated in the ENDCUP course between 1999-2000. She has been member of FEND since 1999 and served as Executive Committe Member(ECM) (2001-2007;2015-2017) and Special Advisor (2008-2015) of FEND. She was the member and Europe Representative of Diabetes Education Consultative Section(2008-2013) and Insulin and Other Medicines Committee(2014-2017) of IDF; ECM and general secretary of Turkish Diabetes Nursing Association(1998-2011); member of Board of Trustee of Turkish Diabetes Foundation(2009-2019). 

Dr.Ozcan was the invited clinical research fellow in King’s College London&King’s College Hospital(2011), visiting professor at the New York University(2004-2005); guest researcher in Uppsala University/Sweden(2006). She worked in organizing and scientific committees of National and World Diabetes Congresses and FEND Conferences. She has published articles, books and national and international research projects and clinical experiences in Turkey,US,Europe and China. She has been rewarded with several scientific and service awards.
 

(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award