Session 6. Primary Care Diabetes Journal

Introduction of Primary Care Diabetes Journal by the Editor-in-Chief

  Alice Kong
  Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Kong is Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Consultant at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. Dr. Kong graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed her training in General Medicine and Endocrinology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong. She had her overseas training as postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of late Dr. Robert Henry at the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, United States between 1998 and 1999. She became a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2000, with accreditation in Advanced Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. She is the chairperson of Specialty Board in Advanced Internal Medicine, Hong Kong College of Physicians between 2017 and 2021.

Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe and the inaugural issue was released in 2007. The journal publishes reviews and original research related to clinical care of people with diabetes including lifestyle therapy and emerging treatment strategies, psychosocial aspects, epidemiology, diabetes associated complications and co-morbidities, and other areas relevant for diabetology in a primary-care setting.

The purpose of the journal is to encourage interdisciplinary research and provide a platform for sharing research findings and discussion among those who are involved in primary diabetes care on an international level. The Journal also publishes news and articles concerning the policies and activities of Primary Care Diabetes Europe and reflects the society’s aim of improving the care for people with diabetes mellitus within the primary-care setting.

In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Alice Kong is honoured to succeed Dr. Jaakko Tuomilehto to be the editor-in-chief of the Journal since 2020. In this talk, she will take a walk with you through the past, present and future of the Journal.