The EADSG Scientific Congresses are a comprehensive, multidisciplinary fora with a stellar faculty of leaders in diabetes and other Non-Communicable Diseases that connect the scientific community and accelerate life science discovery. They bring together more than 300 key stakeholders and leaders to discuss ambitions, priorities and actions for change in diabetes and NCDs within the East Africa Region. The EADSG Scientific Congresses are regarded as highly influential events aimed at raising attention to the health care delivery in diabetes and other non-communicable diseases in the East Africa Region. The main focus is on the prevention of diabetes and its complications and improved quality of life of people living with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. These are areas of important research priority and fostered debate especially on the long-term implications for diabetes care and health policies. The signature design of the EADSG Scientific Congresses include state-ofthe art review lectures and symposia by leading world experts followed by debates aimed at solving controversies and generating consensus.
The 4th EADSG Scientific Congress will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from the 10 – 47 March 2018.
The topics include:
- Strengthening health systems to cope with both acute and chronic diseases in poor resource settings
- Translational Diabetes Research
- Epigenetics and Diabetes
- Pathophysiological-based therapy of Diabetes
- Possibilities in stopping loss of beta cell (functions) with type 2 diabetes?
- Pre-diabetes screening and prevention in type 1 diabetes
- Impact of interventional therapies on cardiovascular risk in people with diabetes
- Co-morbidity of diabetes and depression
- Public engagement activities to increase knowledge, create awareness and community action for diabetes
- Conventional paradigms vs novel ideas on the aetiology of diabetes and obesity: a forum for debate leading scientists in the field of diabetes
- Updates in nutrition concerning diabetes and obesity
- Updates on complications of diabetes
- Updates within pharmacological therapy in diabetes
- Updates in technology regarding diabetes: closed loop
- Practical workshops with case presentations
- Oral and poster presentations