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ISPAD News 02/2020

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ISPAD NEWS                                                              No. II / February 2020

A message from ISPAD's President

In February the ISPAD Executive Board will hold its Winter Meeting in Madrid ahead of the ATTD Meeting. We will welcome our Corporate Advisory Board, and reports from our hardworking committees and ongoing collaborations. During the ATTD meeting, the ISPAD Symposium will feature “Unmet Technology Needs in Paediatric Diabetes” from various regions with presentations from Roque Cardona Hernández (Spain), Asma Deeb (UAE) and Priya Prahalad (USA) on Friday, February 21.

Stages of Man’s Development; establishing upright walking and then (seated) technology.

The ISPAD-JDRF Global Project was launched in Boston, November 1, 2019. The next phase is the roll-out of the online T1D global index - standards of care survey to members. This should be happening soon, hope you can respond within the two-week response time with data from your clinics including patient numbers, staffing, access an other needs.

ISPAD’s 46th Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi is progressing well. Speakers are being invited and registration will be open soon.

I am pleased to announce that in 2020, ISPAD celebrates 20-years of ISPAD Science Schools. Education is a major pillar of our mission, and we look for ways to celebrate with educators, convenors, students, JENIOUS members and the community. The first celebration will be in partnership with Children with Diabetes in Madrid. We look forward to the next 20 years of education which will undoubtedly include advancing technology.

For the romantics and not so romantic souls thank you for supporting the LFAC campaign this Valentine’s Day: “Spare a rose, save a child” (with diabetes). ISPAD thanks the Diabetes Community for this wonderful endeavor to help children less fortunate with diabetes.

Kim Donaghue
ISPAD President 2018-2020

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ISPAD's Hero Award 2020 - Call for Nominations!

This award identifies and honors non-clinicians from around the world who have developed projects with a broad impact, thus contributing to improving and transforming the lives of many young people with diabetes.

David Panzirer is ISPAD’s first Hero Award recipient. Last year, he was not able to attend the ceremony to receive the prize in person during the ISPAD Conference in Boston but sent a great acceptance speech that can be viewed here.

The nomination form for ISPAD's Hero Award 2020 is open now until May 8, 2020.
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ISPAD Annual Conference 2019 Highlights 

Each year, ISPAD’s “Roving Reporters” Committee compiles an overview of the scientific highlights of the ISPAD Annual Conference, published in the official journal of our Society Pediatric Diabetes. The Conference Highlights about the 45th Annual Conference in Boston, USA, are now online!
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ISPAD's New Honorary Members

It gives us great pleasure to announce David Panzirer and Gavin Griffiths as new Honorary members of ISPAD for their outstanding contribution to the improvement of the welfare of the diabetic community.

David’s personal passion for improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes has led Helmsley Charitable Trust to become the leading funder in the battle against T1D.

Gavin is the founder of Diathlete which operates practical forms of education through workshops and Gavin offers public speaking services for both the medical professionals in diabetes health care and, importantly, the people and communities living each day with this. In our last conference in Boston, Gavin has facilitated the warmup for all participants of our traditional ACTIVE@ISPAD Charity Run.

Congratulations to the new honorary members!

ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2020 - Last Call for Applications!

The annual Science School for Physicians will take place in Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom, September 13-17, 2020.

Applications are due by February 28, 2020.
Apply now

ISPAD Science School for Physicians 2020 - Last 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

ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals 2020 - Call for Applications!

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 are due by April 30, 2020.
Apply now

ISPAD Prizes - Call for Nominations and Applications!

The ISPAD Prize for Achievement is awarded to any individual who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of science, education and advocacy which have had a major impact on childhood and adolescent diabetes.
The ISPAD Lestradet Prize for Education and Advocacy will be given to honour any ISPAD Member who has made an outstanding contribution within education and advocacy.

ISPAD Prize for Innovation in Pediatric Diabetes Care is for any professional, group or individual who has made a significant innovation in pediatric diabetes care. This prize puts the focus on diabetes in childhood by recognizing innovations to improve health and quality of care for children and young people.

ISPAD Young Investigator Award: Any ISPAD Member (aged 40 or less) can apply for the this prize. The application must include a paper published in a peer reviewed journal within two years prior to the application, and a CV including all publications.

The deadline to submit your Nomination or Application is May 11, 2020.
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Wondering why you should attend ISPAD 2020?

At ISPAD 2020 you will have the opportunity to:
Learn more about up-to-date data related to diabetes clinical care and research, both at clinical and at molecular level, including animal models
Debate about epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of diabetes diversity focusing on prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic tools
Give your opinion and advice on peers work
Interact with various specialists and meet up at the ISPAD Networking Space
Expand your network by taking part in our Networking Activities

The abstract submission system for ISPAD 2020 will open soon.

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Do you want to join SWEET for free?

Eight countries were included in the first round of the ISPAD@SWEET initiative, kindly supported by Eli Lilly. The grant allows smalls centers (< 150 patients) from non-high income countries to take part in the SWEET initiative. Selected centers will get free SWEET membership for two years, visit of a tutor to help them get started with the registering of patient data, a computer, a free database for the registry and one month’s salary for a local person to enter data into the database. The traveling costs to the annual SWEET meeting is covered for two years. After 2 years in this program, we assume that you will be able to take over the activities yourself in a self-sustainable way.  All data export to SWEET will be de-anonymized to meet ethical requirements.

We are happy to announce the second round of the ISPAD@SWEET initiative which will involve four more countries. If you would like your center to apply, please send a message to SWEET ( copying Ragnar Hanas ( in order to receive the application forms.
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Your contribution is very important! 

By donating to ISPAD you are helping support families by fostering advances in research and care; ultimately helping us get one step closer to fulfilling our vision A better world for children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes!
Donate now

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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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

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