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ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals

ISPAD recognizes the importance in supporting healthcare professionals other than doctors with the development of a scientific and evidence- based approach to their work. ISPAD has since 2004, held a Science School for Healthcare Professionals immediately prior to, and in conjunction with the Annual Conference. The format is the same as for the Science School for Physicians with intense tutoring and debate concerning the skills required to produce high quality research. The proximity to the Annual Conference is deliberate allowing the attendees to easily extend their stay and attend. These schools have proven enormously successful with a commensurate increase in the submission of abstracts from previous attendees. The faculty for the schools comprises senior clinicians and ISPAD members who represent physicians, nurses, dieticians and psychologists.

17th ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals, 2020

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 11-13

The 3-day Science School will be again a foundation course in research methodology designed for allied Health Care Professionals (dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers) who have or wish to develop a research interest in diabetes in children and adolescents. Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children and adolescents with diabetes. The School will give participants an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; developing and planning a research question; critiquing research; introductory-level statistics and data analysis; writing grant applications; and will provide constructive discussion about research projects currently being undertaken or considered.

The first Science School was held in Singapore in 2004 and was geared to Health Care Professionals from 11 countries to improve their knowledge in diabetes research. But it was also used to exchange and learn many practical things from other health care professionals around the world, to develop common projects like multicenter studies or to build international friendships.

Over the years, some of the alumni participants have attended the annual ISPAD meetings and presented their science school project based on an oral presentation or a poster and others have gone on to complete their master or doctorate thesis.

Please submit your application here before April 30, 2020.


Click here for information about Past Science Schools for Healthcare Professionals (2006-2019)

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