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ISPAD News 01/2020

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ISPAD NEWS                                                              No. I / January 2020
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A message from ISPAD's President

My January message comes from smoke-hazed Australia. Thank you for your kind messages of support to us during our horrendous bushfires. Let us hope that more can be done to minimise the risks for following years.

The program for ISPAD’s 46th Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi is nearing completion (Convenor Asma Deeb) and I hope you are all preparing your conference plans to visit this amazingly diverse emirate featuring desertscapes, oases, an ancient heritage city and a modern, cosmopolitan capital city. This includes the architectural marvels such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (below) and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

 

In 2020 the ISPAD-JDRF application process for scholarships is changing, with a different submission process for Drash Fellowships. Applicants no longer require a letter of support from the Host Centre: instead applicants nominate their preferences with their application. For the ISPAD-JDRF Research Fellowships preference will be given to applicants from UN designated lower and middle income countries for 1 of the additional 3 fellowships.

Happy New Year to all, with an exciting and (already) challenging year ahead. In this issue please also read the Annual Report from 2019.

Kim Donaghue
ISPAD President 2018-2020
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Table of Contents

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Welcome to ISPAD - Introduction Video

We are happy to present ISPAD's First Promotional Video that summarizes what makes ISPAD unique as a society.

At the heart of this promotional video you will find testimonials from ISPAD members about our mission and challenges in the management of diabetes in the young today, the importance of the ISPAD Guidelines for advancing knowledge and reinforcing international collaboration in our community as well as the diverse opportunities that the ISPAD Annual Conferences brings to our members. 

The strength of our society lies in its active community made up of over 1,200 professionals from 98 countries. Help spread the word about ISPAD by sharing this video with your colleagues!
Check out the video!
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JENIOUS Group Election Results!

 
Congratulations to Tiago Jeronimo Dos Santos as the new member of the JENIOUS Leadership alongside Elisa Giani and Klemen Dovc. The three-headed JENIOUS Leadership will continue developing the activities of the group and represent the group.

To join the JENIOUS Group: 1) Log in as a member, 2) Click on Groups under Community, Interest Groups, JENIOUS Group: the community for members up to 40 and 3) Join Group.

Thank you to the candidates for participating. Thank you to all the JENIOUS Group Members for voting.
Find out more about the JENIOUS Group here!
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ISPAD Annual Report 2018-2019


ISPAD's Executive Board is pleased to present the Annual Report of the Society for 2018-2019. This annual evaluation is composed of four main reports: ISPAD President’s Report, ISPAD Secretary General’s Report, Communications Report and ISPAD Treasurer’s Report.
Check out the Annual Report here!
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ISPAD's First DIP Training of Trainers Course

Organized and funded by ISPAD, University of Minnesota (USA) and Changing Diabetes in Children Cameroon (CDiC), ISPAD's First DIP (Diabetes in Practice) Training of Trainers course, took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Central Africa, from October 8 to 10, 2019.
Find out more about the course here!
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ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2020 - Call for Applications

ISPAD is proud to announce that the annual Science School for Physicians which brings together young researchers from around the world will take place in Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom, September 13-17, 2020. The participants spend a week engaging with current world experts in all areas of diabetes.

Applications are due by February 28, 2020.
Apply now!
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ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2020 - Call for JENIOUS Mentors! 

Are you a member of ISPAD Jenious group? Have you previously attended an ISPAD Science School for Physicians? If so there is an opportunity for you to act as a Mentor at the ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2020 to be held in Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom, September 13-17, 2020.

Applications are due by February 28, 2020.
Apply now!
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Host the ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2021!

We would like to invite members who are interested in organizing the ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2021 to submit their applications. Find out more about previous Science Schools for Physicians and submit your application to host the next school now!

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020!
Apply Now!
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ISPAD Fellowships - Call for Applications 


ISPAD Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship :  This grant is for ISPAD members with little clinical experience, physicians as well as non-physicians (nurses, dietitians, psychologists and other allied healthcare professionals) below age 45 and is currently for $7,500 USD. The online application deadline is May 1, 2020.

ISPAD-JDRF Research Fellowship: This grant is for ISPAD members below age 40, who wish to pursue a career in diabetes related research. It will cover $25,000 USD in research related expenses. The online application deadline is September 4, 2020.


Application forms will be provided soon.
Find out more about how to apply here
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ISPAD 2020 - Save the Date!

ISPAD will be going to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for its Annual Conference in 2020. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and at the same time the second-most populous city of this country. It is the country's center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial center. Once you enter Abu Dhabi, you’ll probably gasp over this amazingly modern city, rich in skyscrapers, malls, top of the line buildings and contemporary roads and public facilities. Abu Dhabi is also among the safest cities in the world to travel to.
Click here to read about the Site Visit!
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ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals 2020

The 17th ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on October 11-13, 2020, immediately prior to the 46th Annual Conference of ISPAD. The three day Science School is a foundation course in research methodology designed for allied healthcare professionals (dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers) who have or wish to develop a research interest in diabetes in children and adolescents.
 
Applications will be accepted from the beginning of March to end of April. An application form will be provided during this time.
Stay tuned!
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Survey on diabetes technology


Dr. Tiago Jeronimo, a recipient of the ISPAD’s Allan Drash Clinical Fellowship in 2019 visited the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital with the supervision of Dr. Jamie Wood. Click here to read about Tiago Jeronimo’s stay at the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, his study and the survey on diabetes technology.

Please help Tiago Jeronimo to complete his research project by taking the survey. Your time and effort are appreciated.
Survey access here!
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Upcoming Events

ASPED-ISPAD-Lilly Diabetes Academy
Dates: 04/02/2020 » 04/04/2020
Location: Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain


Science School for Physicians 2020
Dates: 09/13/2020 » 09/17/2020
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom


Science School for Healthcare Professionals 2020
Dates: 10/11/2020 » 10/13/2020
Location:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

ISPAD 2020
Dates: 10/14/2020 » 10/17/2020
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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