WELCOME ADDRESS

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the 16th International Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) Conference which will be held in Barcelona on Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May 2022

This conference, which we had to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, will be live again in Barcelona, as is our tradition.

The theme of this conference is “New challenges for Primary Care in Diabetes Management”.

Because the condition is prevalent and chronic, primary care professionals are inevitably involved in the care for people with Type 2 Diabetes. This brings along the need for CPD in the field of diabetes care for these health care professionals.

PCDE can be the guide and coach. As a leading pan-European platform we see our role in expanding educational activities as increasingly important now that primary care is expected to take increasing responsibility in the global burden of (type 2) diabetes from a multidisciplinary approach. 

Due to growing interest, we can offer instructive, state-of-the-art lectures by leading authorities in diabetes. Participants to the Conference are invited to present their own research outcomes in the poster presentations and discuss the results with their peers during the Poster Walk on Friday and Saturday. 

As a primary health care professional involved in the management of people living with diabetes, this conference is an educational programme not to be missed… 

Warm regards on behalf of the organising and scientific committees,

On behalf of the PCDE Executive Board,

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Xavier Cos, Chairman
Prof. Dr. Pinar Topsever, Vice Chair