Every year ISPAD members have a chance to apply for an ISPAD Fellowship. International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes gives 2 fellowships, that are intended to cover travel and living expenses during the time of the research project. The competition this year was really good and ISPAD Executive Committee received excellent appliactions rendering the choice difficult! Due to the excellent submissions this year, 2 clinical fellowships were awarded to ISPAD members below age 45.
Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship
1) Dr. Ioanna Kosteria, Greece will visit DECCP in Luxembourg and Dr. M Witsch (Steering committee SWEET), to expand her knowledge and acquire further experience in data management and registry development. This should enable her to fully engage her Unit in Athens in the SWEET registry. The registry should enhance health and quality of care in children with diabetes by sharing and comparing outcome at an international level, but it should allow as well a continuous evaluation internally and through this, improve care based on evidence based data. Participation in the outpatient clinic will provide further experience in the use of pumps and sensors.
2) Dr. Deepa Subramonian, India / Cayman Islands, will visit Toni Moran, United States
Deepa Subramonian, from the Cayman Islands, will visit the team at the University of Minnesota (A. Moran). Her expected outcome includes the starting of a pediatric diabetes program at Cayman Islands with particular emphasis on integrating nurses, dietitians and psychologists into the care team, starting diabetes camps for children in the Cayman Islands and in India, the development of a patient- centered care including patient/family education curriculum that encourages self-management skills, management of pediatric diabetes in resource-poor settings, and finally starting a clinical diabetes research program.
ISPAD Research Fellowship - Maddalena Macedoni, Italy, to visit Tadej Battelino, Slovenia
Dr Maddalena Macedoni, from Milan, has been awarded the 2015 Research fellowship. She will visit the team of Professor Tadej Battelino and participate in a study evaluating the role of physical activity while using the artificial pancreas in children.