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

 

Conference - DIABESITY: A World-Wide Challenge

09-10 February 2012, Brussels
Towards a global initiative on gene-environment interactions in diabetes/obesity in specific populations

Press Release - Policy Puzzle 3rd Ed.

Launch of 3rd edition of the Diabetes Policy Puzzle

Not enough progress has been made in Europe

14 November 2011 - Across Europe more than 52.8 million people have diabetes. By 2030 this figure will rise to 64 million - which is equal to 9.5% of the adult population. Europe is home to the highest prevalence of children living with type 1 diabetes.

Cross of merit: a great honour for Dr. Brigitte Osterbrink  

The Federal President of Germany Mr. Wulff has honoured FEND member Dr Brigitte Osterbrink with the Cross Of Merit for her great commitment dealing with knowledge transfer for patient-friendly and evidenced treatment for people with diabetes in Germany.

ECD and EDWG forthcoming events in Brussels

11 October 2011 - National diabetes programmes and the road towards an EU diabetes strategy (Chairs Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP and Prof Johan Wens)
22 November 2011 – Diabetes and depression in children (Chairs Dr Simon Busuttil MEP and Prof Philippe Halban tbc)

Keynote webcasts for 2011 conference now online

The webcasts for our recent conference in Lisbon are now available online. (It's almost as good as being there except you missed the conference dinner!)
Go to webcasts page >

Jamie Oliver supports the UN summit on NCDs

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver lends his significant support in an article in The Sun newspaper highlighting the epidemic of obesity in the young.

Let's hope other lumiaries in the culinary world will add their voices and support Jamie Oliver's petition to the UN Secreatry General.

Message from WHO

2011 International Hospital Diabetes Meeting, 17–19 Nov 2011 Barcelona

2011 International Hospital Diabetes Meeting

Held under the auspices of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Barcelona, Spain, 17-19 November 2011

Full details at http://hospitaldiabetes.org/

Too big to fail! – a statement from ECDA

The European Chronic Disease Alliance’s request to European Heads of States on the occasion of the UN Summit on NCDs on 19 and 20 September in New York

37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, ISPAD 2011

The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) announce the 37th Annual Meeting - ISPAD 2011, which takes place in Miami Beach, Florida, October 19th – 22nd, 2011

Full details at http://2011.ispad.org

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients 2020 (A-Z)