PCDE is delighted to invite you to the 15th PCDE International Conference taking place Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April 2018 in Barcelona. The theme of the conference is "The role of primary care in the world of diabetes". This unique (biennial) meeting is organized by primary care professionals for clinicians and scientists working in the primary care field as well.

The actual and rapid evolutions in contemporary diabetes care make continued professional learning inevitable. Cure and care towards people living with diabetes becomes more personalized and increasingly complex.

Today, a pro-active multidisciplinary team approach is desirable for optimal care towards people suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes. These people need to be prepared for adapting their lifestyle and need to be activated for adhering shared decisions. This is rather challenging for professionals working in the primary care area.

The scope of the meeting comprises a broad range of topics about various aspects of cure and care for people living with diabetes, relevant for all primary health care professionals and will present an opportunity to share and discuss the latest state of the art knowledge in the field.

The scientific program will feature keynote lectures and state of the art sessions from international experts. The detailed scientific program will be published in due course on PCDE websites, PCD Journal, etc.

Participants to the conference will have the opportunity to present and share their experience and research results during interactive poster sessions while the top 5 selected posters will be presented in a plenary session as well.

In a special “rising star session” a young promising researcher in the field of primary care diabetes will be honoured to present his/her promising research, while the 8th “Paul Cromme lecture” will award a European celebrity or organisation, active in primary care and diabetes.

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona.

Xavier Cos
Chair PCDE

Pinar Topsever
Vice Chair


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