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EASD calling for new PGE committee members

31st March 2022
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Educational activities have been a core priority of the EASD since its foundation, but recent years have seen those activities expand significantly in number and variety. To help guide the future delivery of its educational activities, the EASD is looking for new members of its post-graduate education committee.

The aim of the EASD’s post-graduate education (PGE) is to educate, inform and engage healthcare professionals around the world by addressing standard themes in practical diabetology as well as novel and complex themes in modern diabetology that overlap with other medical disciplines.

The EASD’s educational portfolio consists of five different tracks, ranging from e-Learning to basic hands-on training courses, ranging from workshops and focused meetings on specific topics of diabetes research and care to collaborations with national associations world-wide.

Its chosen presentations enrich local and regional conferences with EASD expertise in diabetes research and care. Its courses offer young researchers the opportunity to be trained by an outstanding clinical team on the basic requirements for clinical research. New talents are promoted and diabetes research in centres throughout the world is fostered. Its workshops and seminars offer an educational exchange, bringing together senior scientists and young investigators; they are aimed at the promotion, enhancement and dissemination of scientific and medical knowledge. Finally, its e-Learning platform reaches thousands of interested healthcare professional worldwide through diverse learning formats.

The PGE committee currently has 12 members, including a chair, who is also a member of the EASD Executive Board. Each member has an allocated area of expertise, e.g. collaborations with India, basic scientist training courses, clinician training courses. The term of office is four years, which can be extended. EASD membership is mandatory for all members of PGEC.

The PGEC meets virtually (60 minutes) every two months to decide on the strategy for educational activities, to report on the planned activities and to give feedback on the executed activities. Efforts are made to have one face-to-face get-together during the EASD Annual Meeting and one brainstorming (120 minutes) per year.

If your interest has been awakened and you have time in your busy life to help support this activity, self nominations to the committee are welcome. Please contact Mary Hata on [email protected]