Diabetes Preventing the Preventables (DPP) Forum 2017
Diabetes and its comorbidities are highly preventable and treatable. Yet there are multiple challenges in translating evidence to practice which involve capacity building, behavioral changes and strengthening of our health care systems in order to bring out the best of our clinical expertise and technology. In this annual forum, we have invited thought leaders to share their experiences and expertise in pursuit of these complex goals. Through these deliberations and interactions, we hope to build a network of care professionals and experts who share similar vision to innovate and transform health promotion and disease prevention.
Asia Diabetes Foundation
- Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF) is a charitable organization registered with the Hong Kong Government. ADF was established under the Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation in 2007 to initiate, implement and coordinate research activities to collect and translate evidence into prevention and control strategies for diabetes and other chronic diseases. By using a pragmatic, albeit scientific strategy, ADF advocates the combined use of technology and team approach to empower informed decision-making with ongoing evaluation in order to make quality diabetes and chronic care sustainable, affordable and accessible.
Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity
Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (HKIDO) is an education and research institute established at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in March 2005. With a mission to prevent, control, and cure of diabetes and its co-morbidities through innovative initiatives and professional education, HKIDO aspires to translate basic sciences and clinical research into the enhancement of human health and holistic capacity as the Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Since its inception, HKIDO has been providing the following six academic programmes at CUHK with quotable qualification of The Medical Council of Hong Kong: Master of Science in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Professional Diploma in General Endocrinology and Metabolism; Basic Course in General Endocrinology and Metabolism; Professional Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education; Basic Course in Diabetes Management and Education; and Certificate Course in Obesity and Weight Management.
The diabetes team at HKIDO has been engaged in research on diabetes for over 20 years and developed an affordable comprehensive assessment service for the community through its Yao Chung Kit Diabetes Assessment Centre for over 15,000 people.