ISPAD Post Graduate Courses
Standard procedures for ISPAD postgraduate courses
1. A possible local convener (and ISPAD member) and an ISPAD representative can take the initiative. A list with unmet needs in specific regions will be prepared by the Steering/AB once yearly.
2. When the demand comes from outside the ISPAD priority list a ‘support fee’ for using banners and getting support to organize it with the numbers of speakers may be requested.
3. This fee which can be waived, when financial support is insufficient.
4. A national diabetes or pediatric organization in the country should be contacted regarding collaboration and endorsement of the course.
5. Any ISPAD Post-graduate course needs to be separately funded. This can be arranged by local convener or by other ISPAD participants and would usually involve getting funds from local university or medical schools, pharmaceutical companies etc. Local funding would also include costs of local speakers, meeting space, food for participants and in many cases also travel for participants as well as lodging for local participants but this is more variable from locale to locale.
6. Usually PostGrad courses involve 2-4 outside speakers. ISPAD policy includes economy flights for speakers plus single hotel accommodations. The ISPAD representative is often in charge of finding funding for this part.
7. ISPAD membership is "defined" as those who have attended at least one (two or three) annual meeting.
8. The ISPAD logo should be included on the program, announcements, banners and brochures as well as any other publications produced from the program.
9. The local convener sets up a local organizing committee with oversight and review provided by the ISPAD representative.The local convener and the local organizing committee produce a draft program, and identify which parts they would like the ISPAD speakers to address.
10. The program is finalized in collaboration between the local committee and ISPAD´s speakers and submitted for final review by ISPAD Education Liaison Chairperson/committee.
11. An ISPAD membership drive should be included in the program.
12. An individual and anonymous brief evaluation should be done after the course to satisfy most continuing medical education programs.
13. A pre and post meeting report should be submitted to ISPAD´s Secretary General by the local convener.
14. There should be no competition with national or international diabetes meetings and the ISPAD course may occur just prior to or just after other courses.
15. Special efforts should be made to invite pediatricians to the course in countries where it is common that internists care for children with diabetes.
16. There should be no profits derived from the course.
17. The CDiC manual can be used for all courses, but needs sponsoring for printing costs.