Announcement| Volume 16, ISSUE 2, P334-335, April 2022

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Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE): Colophon

    Published:March 05, 2022DOI:
        Executive Board Members:
        Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr Xavier Cos, Barcelona, Spain
        Vice-Chair: Prof. Dr Pinar Topsever, Istanbul, Turkey
        Treasurer Philippe Domeyer, Amarynthos Greece
        Board member (for Research): Dr Samuel Seidu, Leicester, UK
        Board member: Dr. Gerardo Medea, Brescia, Italy
        Chair EASD-PCDE Study Group: Dr. Sam Seidu, Leicester, UK
        Members of the PCDE working group:
        Prof Johan Wens, Belgium
        Guusje Neijens MSc., The Netherlands
        Dr Martin Hadley Brown, UK
        Prof Dr Imre Rurik, Hungary
        Dr Ana Cebrián – Spain
        Dr. Stefan Jansson - Sweden From left to right; Sam Seidu, Philippe-Richard Domeyer, Gerardo Medea, Martin Hadley Brown, Guusje Neijens, Ana Cebrián, Johan Wens, Xavier Cos, Luc Martinez (left PCDE in spring 2020), Pinar Topsever.
        PCDE ivzw - registered: Bredestraat 79-2180 Ekeren, Belgium
        PCDE at a glance
        Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) is the only pan European primary care organization dedicated to diabetes.
        PCDE aims for social as well as scientific goals. The association is recognised officially by Belgian law as an international non-profit organization. PCDE has been established to support all people with diabetes, their relatives, informal carers and professional primary health care providers to enhance the quality of the delivered care as well as the quality of life of all people suffering from this chronic condition. The association was founded according to the objectives of the Saint Vincent Declaration. “Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) exists to provide a focal point for primary care clinicians and their patients. The role of primary care is already well established in many countries with others increasingly realising that only through enhanced provision in the community can the future effect of diabetes on society be ameliorated.” Primary Care Diabetes impacts on the European policy level in their consultancy position at different national and international organisations.
        Membership is open to all professionals working in Primary Care. PCDE’s current membership exceeds 2200 members. Become a member of the PCDE community and subscribe to the PCD journal; register.
        JOURNAL Primary Care Diabetes Journal publishes original clinical research articles and clinical practice information. Primary Care Diabetes Journal is a peer reviewed and indexed in MedLine, Thomson SCI, PsycInfo, and Scopus.
        EASD- PCDE study group
        PCDE created a Primary Care Research Group within EASD renamed in to EASD PCDE Research Group.
        The study group is now currently supporting and leading a number of research initiatives across Europe. Each year PCDE issues a research grant for research studies in primary care.
        EASD- PCDE study group organisation;
        31 members (from 13 different countries).
        To become a link between primary and secondary diabetes care organisations for their better collaboration regarding research priorities, know-how and projects, thus, enabling to generate and translate research evidence from and into primary health care practice.
        Dr. Samuel Seidu
        Board members of the Steering Group: Prof. Kamlesh Khunti, Prof. Pinar Topsever, Dr. Xavier Cos.
        Study Group Meetings
        There are different meeting opportunities. The annual business meeting of the Study Group takes place during the EASD congress. Additionally, members meet at different primary care conferences as well (e.g. WONCA) or diabetes related conferences (e.g. IDF, ADA) and at the bi-annual PCDE International conference, of which the last meeting took place in Barcelona April 2018. The 2020 conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and is postponed to 26–28 May 2022. This will be a live meeting.
        AFFILIATIONS PCDE is the official Diabetes Special Interest Group of WONCA-Europe and organises diabetes tracks within the WONCA regional conferences. Besides, PCDE is member and/or has a close working relationship with EUDF, EURADIA, ECD, IDF, EASD, WHO, PCDS and other international and regional leading Diabetes and Primary Care organizations.
        CONFERENCES & MEETINGS During the last decade, PCDE organised biennial conferences. The last PCDE conference was held 13–14 April 2018 in Barcelona. Due to COVID-19 the 2020 conference was cancelled. The next PCDE conference will be held on 26–28 May 2022, again in Barcelona. Please check the PCDE website for updates!
        PCDE organises a series of exciting one hour webinars PCDE TALKS for primary care practitioners. Registration is open for all primary care healthcare practitioners. Visit the site for more information. Watch the videos of the webinars in your own time here.