FEND (virtual) conference 2021 starts 24 Sept 2021

In the meantime - the keynote presentations of FEND 2020, are available:
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FEND ADVOCATES...

that diabetes care service providers ensure that every person with diabetes has access to a named Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN).

(image of video) Elisabeth Iro presentation

Elisabeth Iro, CNO WHO addresses FEND conference 2020. 

F E N D acknowledges the following sponsors for their continuing support and commitment to FEND core activities:

Ascensia
Bayer
Lilly
Sanofi

 

WHO Global Diabetes Compact launches 14 April

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) celebrates the discovery of insulin, the most precious gift of life, for people living with diabetes worldwide. Equity of access to insulin for all in need should be the objective of national governments and diabetes service providers. Approximately 6% of the world population live with diabetes. 

FEND welcomes the objectives of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact launched on 14 April 2021 at the Global Diabetes Summit co-hosted by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada, with the support of the University of Toronto.

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(graphic) - WHO Global Diabetes Compact

FEND recommends and campaigns that providers of diabetes services should ensure that all people with diabetes have access to a named diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) to enable them to self-manage their condition in order to reduce the risk of complications.
 

Doctoral Fellow Diabetes Nursing

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Doctoral Fellowships have been created to give diabetes nurses the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that addresses an important clinical project relevant to the health and care needs of people with diabetes. The Fellows will work with the support of the current FEND Chair in Clinical Diabetes Nursing Professor Angus Forbes (who will supervise their PhD) and the wider diabetes research team at King's College London.

A training and development package will be provided to enable the post-holders to become a competent researcher. Applicants from across Europe are welcomed and while students will need to spend some time in London they will be able to conduct their study in their own country. The salary package offered includes a market supplement in addition to salary of £6,300 and the PhD Fees are also included. There are 2 Doctoral Fellowships available.
All applicants should be members of FEND.
 
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years. This is a full-time - 100% full time equivalent.

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

2018 Conference presentations

FEND is pleased to announce that the videos of all presentations at 2018 conference are now available.

View videos of 2018 presentations

UK PM Acknowledges diabetes specialist nurses

The National Health Service in UK (NHS) was founded 70 years ago on 7 July. In a speech on 18 June the UK Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, (who has T1 diabetes) mentioned the support she received from diabetes nurse specialists.

"From life-saving treatment to managing a life-changing condition - whoever we are, whatever our means, we know the NHS is there for us when we need it.

International Nurses Day 12 May

May 12th marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Her inspiration continues to inspire nurses throughout the world. We in the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) join all of you in your celebrations to mark this significant date in the global nursing calendar.
To quote Florence Nightingale: 

"For us who nurse, our nursing is a thing, which, unless we are making progress every year, month and week, take my word for it we are going backwards".

UN World Diabetes Day 14 November 2018

UN World Diabetes Day 2018

DIAMAP2020 Roadmap for Diabetes Research in Europe

The DIAMAP2020 Roadmap for Diabetes Research in Europe has been launched on 20 March 2017. 

Applications invited for FEND Doctoral Research Fellows

FEND Doctoral Fellowships have been created to give diabetes nurses the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that addresses an important clinical project relevant to the health and care needs of people with diabetes.

FULL DETAILS HERE  Closing date extended: 31 March 2017

World Diabetes Day 14 November 2016

14 November marks the landmark UN Resolution on diabetes. This Resolution is noteworthy that it is the first UN Resolution on a Non-communicable disease. It also marks the 10th anniversary of this Resolution. Governments throughout the world are fully aware of the seriousness of this growing epidemic. The advocacy of key global institutions and governments are criitcal to the achievements of reducing the impact of diabetes at all levels. 

FEND Conference Webcasts - Munich 2016

Please note the webcast recordings of the keynote presentations at the recent conference in Munich are now available to view. Please share with your colleagues. 

View here: www.fend.org/conference/webcasts-archive

 

Global good news from WHO

On 17 August the World Health Organization (WHO) named Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, philanthropist and former three-term Mayor of the City of New York, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).

FEND congratulates WHO on this strategically important appointment and thanks Mr Bloomberg for his generosity in accepting. His track record in public health is a shining example of political leadership in the battle to improve citizens' health. We look forward to his contribution and leadership in this area of public health.

International Nurses Day

With all good wishes to nurses around the world on International Nurses Day.
FEND had four representatives at the Florence Nightingale Commemoration service in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 May.
(photo L-R) Mette Due-Christensen, Deirdre Kyne-Grzebalski, Anne-Marie Felton and Rita Forde.

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients 2020 (A-Z)