Globally, diabetes is a disease in evolution affecting more and more children and adolescents.
The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY for PEDIATRIC and ADOLESCENT DIABETES (ISPAD) is a professional organization whose aims are to promote clinical and basic science, research, education and advocacy in childhood and adolescent diabetes. The strength of ISPAD lies in the scientific and clinical expertise in childhood and adolescent diabetes of its members. ISPAD is the only international society focusing specifically on all types of childhood diabetes.
All forms of diabetes treatment in childhood should be based upon
scientific evidence or clinical consensus. Parents are urged to contact
their doctor regarding any type of treatment to take part of the
evidence for it.
|Who can become an ISPAD member?
Full Members of ISPAD are medical health professionals (pediatricians, internists and other disciplines), non-medical health professionals (diabetes nurses, dieticians, psychologists, social workers and other members of diabetes teams) and scientists committed to clinical care, education, research or advocacy relevant to children and adolescents with all forms of diabetes mellitus.
Pediatric Diabetes is our official journal and included in the membership fee is a free online subscription. Click here to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member!
What does ISPAD do?
Our activities include:
ISPAD's Annual Conference - held yearly in different international locations. ISPAD publishes Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines for the management of diabetes in children and adolescents. These are published in Pediatric Diabetes and the 2014 Guidelines are freely accessible through our website by clicking here.
The yearly ISPAD Science School for Physicians offers research training in the field of diabetes for young doctors. ISPAD Science School for Health Professionals
is also held each year and is organized for nurses, dietitians,
psychologists and other allied health professionals. The participation
in the Science Schools is for members only, and includes free travel,
accommodation and meals.
The ISPAD Rare Diabetes Collection provides clinical details on rare types of diabetes, as well as serving as a repository of stored DNA for research.
Other activities include postgraduate courses, particularly in less developed countries, scientific symposia, workshops and training programs, facilitation of collaborative studies, individual training programs, assistance
with other organizations and societies in promoting education and
research on childhood and adolescent diabetes mellitus as well as
raising public awareness about diabetes mellitus.
Click here and read more about the HISTORY OF ISPAD
Click here to join us and become a member!