Accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Association (EACCME) 2019-2021

The Need

Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. In 2015, 415 million people globally have diabetes, if nothing is done to reverse this trend it is estimated that this number will rise to 642 million in 2040. Up to 90% of global diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and the number of people with T2DM is increasing in almost every country. (IDF Diabetes, 7th ed. 2015).

The rapid global growth in all types of diabetes means there is an urgent need to upgrade the capacity of health professionals and other health workers to be able to educate and manage people with diabetes, especially in low and middle-income countries. Education of people with diabetes is a critically important, fundamental and an integral component of diabetes care that should be available and accessible to everyone.

IDF recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and caregiver in a sustainable and convenient manner.

To this effect, IDF plans to build upon its long track record of developing evidence-based educational resources for both people living with diabetes and health professionals and has launched the IDF School of Diabetes.

The increase in the prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases present a double burden on low to middle-income countries. This double burden consists of trying to cope with the present burden of communicable diseases and emerging non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. There are specific barriers to establishing a healthcare workforce in low- and middle-income countries qualified to provide evidence-based education and management for the growing numbers of people with diabetes. A shortage of healthcare professionals, lack of standardised programmes for professional diabetes education, barriers to access to education, a lack of recognition by healthcare organisations and ministries of health of the specialised role and competencies required for diabetes education and management are some of these challenges.

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Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to deliver high standard, evidence-based diabetes education for health professionals, people with diabetes and caregivers worldwide.


Our Mission encompassed the following objectives:

  • To advance the development of a global health workforce prepared to meet the needs of people with diabetes
  • To meet the global demand for effective diabetes detection, prevention, quality care, and treatment strategies
  • Provide innovative high quality education programmes for health professionals engaged in diabetes management and care
  • Provide educational resources for people with diabetes and caregivers
  • To create a dynamic community of diabetes professionals interested in improving their clinical practice and learning from other professionals around the globe.

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In memory of Dr. Shaukat Sadikot (1950-2019)

Dr. Shaukat Sadikot dedicated his life to serving the needs of health professionals and people living with diabetes in underserved communities. As a renowned global expert in endocrinology for over 30 years, Dr.Sadikot encouraged and fostered local and national initiatives to improve diabetes education.

The rapid global growth in all types of diabetes means there is an urgent need to upgrade the capacity of health professionals and other health workers to be able to educate and manage people with diabetes, especially in low and middle-income countries.

Education of people with diabetes is a critically important, fundamental and an integral component of diabetes care that should be available and accessible to everyone.

IDF recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and caregiver in a sustainable and convenient manner.

To this effect, IDF plans to build upon its long track record of developing evidence-based educational resources for both people living with diabetes and health professionals and has launched the IDF School of Diabetes.

The increase in the prevalence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases present a double burden on low to middle-income countries. This double burden consists of trying to cope with the present burden of communicable diseases and emerging non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. There are specific barriers to establishing a healthcare workforce in low- and middle-income countries qualified to provide evidence-based education and management for the growing numbers of people with diabetes. A shortage of healthcare professionals, lack of standardised programmes for professional diabetes education, barriers to access to education, a lack of recognition by healthcare organisations and ministries of health of the specialised role and competencies required for diabetes education and management are some of these challenges.

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Governance Structure

Prof Andrew Boulton
President United Kingdom

Prof Akhtar Hussain
President-Elect Norway

Dr John Mangwiro
Regional Chair, Africa Zimbabwe

Dr Niti Pall
Regional Chair, Europe United Kingdom

Prof Jamal Belkhadir
Regional Chair, Middle East and North Africa Morocco

Dr Timotheus Dorh
Regional Chair, North America Saint Lucia

Dr Douglas Villarroel
Regional Chair, South and Central America Bolivia

Dr Shashank Joshi
Regional Chair, South-East Asia India

Prof Moon-Kyu Lee
Regional Chair, Western Pacific Korea (South)

Chair
Prof Akhtar Hussain
Norway

Prof Stephen Colagiuri
Australia

Dr Timotheus Dorh
Saint Lucia

Prof Moon-Kyu Lee
Korea (South)

Mr Francois Seynaeve
Belgium

Dr Iryna Vlasenko
Ukraine

Abdulla Al-Hamaq
Qatar

Ahmad Abu Al-Halaweh
Palestine

Ahmed El Sabawy
Egypt

Amanda Adler
UK

Ammar Ibrahim
Dominican Republic

Ana Cristina Paiva
Portugal

Ana Filipa Lopes
Portugal

Ana Isabel Mendes
Portugal

Ana Lúcia Covinhas
Portugal

Ana Luísa Costa
Portugal

Bruno Almeida
Portugal

Carlos Góis
Portugal

Carlos Monteiro
Portugal

Caroline Day
UK

Cliff Bailey
UK

David Owens
UK

Duarte Matos
Portugal

Eugene Sobngwi
Cameroon

Helena Nunes
Portugal

Ignacio Conget
Spain

Inaam Ibrahim Kandil
UAE

Inass Shaltout
Egypt

I-Te Lee
Taiwan

José Luís Themudo Barata
Portugal

Jose Luiz Medina
Portugal

Jose Silva Nunes
Portugal

Juan Jose Gagliardino
Argentina

Juliana CN Chan
China

Lawrence A. Leiter
Canada

Léone Duarte
Portugal

Lisa Vicente
Portugal

Lúcia Zacarias
Portugal

Luísa Maria Guimarães
Portugal

Lurdes Serrabulho
Portugal

Manuela Carvalheiro
Portugal

Marco Dutra Medeiros 
Portugal

Maria Paula Macedo
Portugal

Marina Dingle
Portugal

Martin Buyychaert
Belgium

Maryna Neborachko
Ukraine

Mercedes López
Ecuador

Oleksandr Pkhakadze
Ukraine

Pablo Aschner
Colombia

Patricia Branco
Portugal

Paula Bogalho
Portugal

Pedro Matos
Portugal

Rebecca Yue
Hong Kong

Rita Birne
Portugal

Rogerio Ribeiro
Portugal

Shaukat Sadikot
India

Stephen Colagiuri
Australia

Teresa Laginha
Portugal

Wayne H.H. Sheu
Taiwan

Yi-Jing Sheen
Taiwan

Zeina Bachir
UAE

Acknowledgment

David Cavan
UK

Milena Garcia
Colombia

Sónia Silva
Portugal

IDF Centres

  • APDP - Diabetes Portugal, Lisboa Portugal
  • Arabic Association for the Study of Diabetes and Metabolism (AASD) – Egypt
  • Diabetes Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung - Taiwan
  • Diabetes Unit, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, Barcelona – Spain
  • Dubai Diabetes Center, Dubai Health Authority – UAE
  • Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA), Doha – Qatar
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Prince of Wales Hospital Diabetes Centre – Hong Kong

Accreditation

The IDF School Of Diabetes is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The credits for the users of the module will be 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) for every hour (60 minutes of actual e-learning excluding introductions etc.) of use, provided that the users have completed a module and have passed the relevant assessment.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

Accreditation Validity

EACCME accreditation term of approval is for 2 years, starting from September 2019.

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