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ISPAD News 06/2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020   (0 Comments)
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ISPAD NEWS                                                                          No.VI / June 2020

A message from ISPAD's President

For some of us, we are moving into Recovery Phase from the COVID-19 pandemic; many are still in the active phase. We need to adapt and adjust to the new normal, as we assist the children and their families navigate the consequences of social isolation. Thank you to all those who participated in the ISPAD survey on the coronavirus and diabetes.

ISPAD’s partnership with JDRF has enabled a nimble response for development of public awareness campaigns of coronavirus in the community, “Help keep our community safe:”. This guideline reached 75 million people through JDRF and Beyond Type1 and was taken up by 120 organisations. Over the next six months the executive including members from Brazil and India will continue membership of the Coronavirus-Diabetes Working Group.

Given the pandemic, the public Launch of the T1D Global index has been scheduled for World Diabetes Day in November. In the meantime, work continues with a range of experts to both quantify the impact of T1D in developed and developing countries, as well as formulate clear policy responses and calls to action to be announced alongside the index.

ISPAD Executive Board and Advisory Council are having virtual meetings during the American Diabetes Association virtual scientific sessions. We will be discussing ISPAD involvement in new education opportunities and planning future activities, including the 100 year anniversary of insulin development.

We hope you will join us in our ISPAD 2020 Virtual Conference on October 15-17. Please submit your abstracts by June 21 (more details on Farid Mahmud is leading the ISPAD 2020 Virtual Program Organizing Committee, which builds on the Program for the planned 46th Annual Scientific Conference in Abu Dhabi developed by Asma Deeb and the Abu Dhabi Program Committee. Many thanks for the hard work from both committees. This is a new and exciting adventure.

2020 is the year ISPAD marks 20 years of education with the Science Schools. I include a photo of a recent ISPAD Science School for Physicians in 2018 convened by Tatsuhiko Urakami in Japan.
18th ISPAD Science School for Physicians, Japan 2018.
Kim Donaghue
ISPAD President 2018-2020

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ISPAD 2020: Save the Date!  

We are now Online!

                                                                    Farid Mahmud Conference Chairman
The registration platform of the ISPAD 2020 Virtual Conference is now online. Join the ISPAD community from 15 to 17 October 2020 and be part of our virtual adventure!

Click on the button below to register and take the opportunity to become a member and benefit from a discount up to 30% on your conference registration.

More information on registration fees, deadlines and program on
Register now!

Submit your Abstract and Apply for a Support Grant until June 21! 

Don’t forget to submit your abstract before 21 June at 23:59 CET!
Presenting your research at ISPAD‘s Annual Conference is a powerful way to make useful connections, gain international recognition for your work and receive valuable feedback. Accepted abstracts benefit from high visibility during and after the Conference.

Submitting an abstract as a member also offers you the unique chance to apply for one of the numerous Support Grants to cover your registration fees.

Have a look at the abstract categories for ISPAD 2020 here.
Submit your Abstract Now!

ISPAD Elections 2020: Call for Nominations 

Would you like to contribute to ISPAD by taking on one of our leadership positions? Here is your chance to get involved! The following positions will be available and e-voted on prior to our General Assembly this year, due to take place in October 2020, virtually:
  • ISPAD Treasurer (2021-2023) I Treasurer Elect (2020-2021)
  • ISPAD Advisory Council (2020-2023):
    • 4 (four) physicians
    • 1 (one) healthcare professional                                                                 
Applications from all continents are welcome! We look forward to receiving your nomination and to join forces with you in our quest for a better world for young people with diabetes. In order to submit your nomination, please complete the Form here and forward the form to ISPAD's Secretary General and the ISPAD Secretariat.

Deadline to submit your nomination is July 14, 2020.
Get involved

ISPAD Membership - Important Updates!

Towards a more inclusive and flexible Membership

ISPAD is pleased to introduce three new ways through which we are responding to our members’ needs, starting from July 1, 2020:

1 - A revision of the Income Groups & Fee Structure
2 - A new Membership Category for the entire Diabetes Teams
3 - A new Membership Term: Rolling Membership

Our goal is to encourage a broad and diverse membership, representative of different regions and professions across the globe. A rolling membership term will allow new members to get the most out of their membership based on the date they joined.

We are excited about these changes and look forward to keeping in touch with all our members throughout the year!

Please let us know what else we can do to create more value for your membership!

ISPAD Membership Updates

Latest information on COVID-19

Forum on COVID-19

ISPAD Forum on COVID-19 was created two months ago to discuss together how this unprecedented global pandemic is affecting patients with diabetes.

We are looking to exchange more information and experiences with you all. In order to comment or share your observations on COVID-19, please sign in to your member profile here.

Need content ideas? Check out ISPAD COVID-19 Section here
Share your experience with us

Global Survey: Perceptions of Health care professionals worldwide

A document with the results of this survey is being developed. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the ISPAD Members who has collaborated from different parts of the world and have contributed to make this survey more representative.

The results will be posted on ISPAD's COVID-19 Section soon.
Stay tuned

ISPAD Guidelines 2018 Highlighted Chapter 

Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is the most common comorbidity associated with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is associated with a progressive deterioration in glucose tolerance. It can occur at any age, as early as infancy, and its prevalence increases as people with CF get older.
The earliest abnormality is often intermittent postprandial glucose excursions that can be detected by CGM, followed by indeterminate glycemia by OGTT, then impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and finally, diabetes. With the progression of age, the prevalence of individuals with CF with normal glucose tolerance decreases. Intermittent postprandial hyperglycemia can often be detected by continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), even before fasting and two-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) glucose levels are abnormal.
The ISPAD Consensus Guideline on Management of CFRD in children and adolescents recommends that annual screening should begin at least by age ten in all people with CF who do not have CFRD. The use of HbA1c as a screening test for CFRD is not recommended.
People with CFRD should ideally be seen quarterly by a specialized multidisciplinary team with expertise in diabetes and CF and receive ongoing diabetes self-management education from diabetes education programs that meet national standards. CFRD is treated with insulin therapy. Oral diabetes agents are not as effective as insulin and are not recommended outside the context of clinical research trials.
If you want to know more about clinical practice issues on cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) and dietary management, here is a presentation by Angela Matson.
We also recommend this presentation from ISPAD meeting 2015 by Charles Verge on how insulin deficiency appears in CFRF.
Download full Chapter

ISPAD-JDRF Research Fellowship 2020

ISPAD-JDRF Fellowship for ISPAD members below age 40, who wish to pursue a career in diabetes related research. It will cover USD 25,000 in research related expenses.
Expected project start: November 2020 - June 2021.
Please adhere to this timeframe as much as possible.
Application deadline is September 4, 2020.
Read more

Why Become an ISPAD Member?

What do you like best about being an ISPAD Member? Whether you are a long-standing or recent ISPAD Member, we look forward to your feedback!
Submit a testimonial

Upcoming Meetings

ISPAD 2020
Dates: 10/15/2020 » 10/17/2020
Format: Virtual

ISPAD Science School for Physicians
Dates: 05/02/2021 » 05/06/2021
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
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