38th ISPAD Annual Meeting in Istanbul - Report
38th Annual Meeting of ISPAD, October 10th â€“ 13th, 2012 (Istanbul, Turkey)
Short Report by Ragnar Hanas, former Secretary General
This meeting was a great success with 1,345 delegates from 88 countries, 126 persons from Turkey. The meeting was held in the friendly ISPAD atmosphere in the Istanbu Conference Center. Many thanks to ÅžÃ¼kran Darcan and Damla GÃ¶kÅŸen, their local Organizing Committee (HÃ¼lya GÃ¼nÃ¶z, RÃ¼veyde Bundak, SÃ¼krÃ¼ Hatun, NurgÃ¼n Kandemir, Ece BÃ¶ber, Atilla BÃ¼yÃ¼kgebiz, Abdullah Bereket, and Yasemin Atik Altonok), the Scientific Committee (Lynda K. Fisher, SÃ¼kran Darcan, Damla GÃ¶ksen, Carlo Acerini, Jeremy Allgrove, Maria Craig, Knut Dahl-Jorgensen, and Neil White), the abstract review committee, the local Conference Company and KIT for your hard work in making this happen! We thank especially the Platinum sponsors Eli Lilly and Medtronic and our Silver sponsors NovoNordisk, Roche, Sanofi, Bayer and Dexcom, and all other sponsors. A report from the Istanbul meeting by the roving reporters, Scott Williamson from UK and and Natalia Marek from Poland, will appear in an upcoming issue of Pediatric Diabetes.
ISPADÂ´s prizes for 2012 were presented at the meeting. The ISPAD Prize for Achievement is the Societyâ€™s highest honor. It is awarded to any individual who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of SCIENCE, EDUCATION or ADVOCACY which have had a major impact on childhood and adolescent diabetes. The ISPAD Prize for Achievement (sponsored by Eli Lilly) may be awarded to members or non-members of ISPAD.
The 2012 Prize for Achievement was awarded to Mark Sperling from USA. The ISPAD Lestradet Prize for Education and Advocacy (sponsored by Lifescan) was awarded to Mohamed Abdullah from Sudan; the ISPAD Young Investigator Award (sponsored by Medtronic) was awarded to Oscar Rubio-Cabezas from Madrid, Spain. The ISPAD Prize for Innovation in Pediatric Diabetes Care (Sponsored by NovoNordisk within their DAWNâ„¢ Youth Initiative) went to Nick Woolfield from Queensland, Australia for his project: The Paediatric Diabetes Electronic Care Plan (eCare Plan).
Fergus J. Cameron (Australia) received the Best Oral Presentation Award for presenting â€œDiabetic Ketoacidosis: A disease of Psyche and Somaâ€ (Oral Session V, Abstract No. 517). Muhammed Yazid Jalaludin (Malaysia) received the Best Poster Award for presenting â€œOne in Five Overweigth / Obeses Adolescents in the Community has Metabolic Syndromeâ€ (Poster No. 496).
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Outgoing officers were thanked: Maartje de Wit (Netherlands), Carlo Acerini (UK)
Fergus Cameron (Australia), Przemka Chobot (Poland) and incoming were welcomed; Hans Jacob Bangstad (Norway), Timothy Barrett (UK), Marian Rewers (USA), BÃ¤rbel Aschemeier (Germany). Henk Veeze, the Netherlands, was voted in as Treasurer-elect.
All abstracts from the meeting can be found for free download at our website.
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