BERLIN, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) has announced today, during the opening of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Congress (EASD) which is being held in Berlin, the launch of http://www.managediabetesonline.org, a new website dedicated to medical education in diabetes.
In the last decade, an explosion in diabetes incidence occurred, not only in the EU, but throughout the world. At present, diabetes affects around 250 million people worldwide and the International Diabetes Federation estimates that by 2025 this figure will increase to over 380 million. SSIF provides this new website to support healthcare professionals to reduce the impact of this epidemic disease on the society.
"There has never been a greater need for us to be informed about the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes - Prof. Chaicharn Deerochanawong, Diabetes and Endocrinology Unit, Department of Medicine, Rajavithi Hospital, Rangsit Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand -. Whether we need to access learning material at work, at home or anywhere else, Manage Diabetes Online allows us to manage our learning."
Manage Diabetes Online will offer many educational tools including: CME-accredited online courses, slides, video presentations, key questions, editorials, bibliography and link pages.
"Only one month ago, we have launched another important website dedicated to medical education in hypertension - said Michèle Piraux, Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSIF. These two new websites enhance our strong effort to improve practice and help healthcare professionals to make the best decisions in their daily work, in the interest of patients."
The Scientific Committee of Manage Diabetes Online is composed of three international diabetes experts, each from a major region of the world:
- AbdulRazzaq Ali Al Madani, Department of Endocrinology, Dubai Hospital - Dubai Health Auhority, Dubai, United Arabian Emirates
- Chaicharn Deerochanawong, Diabetes and Endocrinology Unit, Department of Medicine, Rajavithi Hospital, Rangsit Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand
- Bruno Geloneze Neto, Laboratory of Investigation on Metabolism and Diabetes and Campinas Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Center, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) is a non-profit organization based in Geneva (Switzerland). It was founded to disseminate the most innovative achievements and potential developments of medical and scientific research through Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs to improve the patient's life.
Scientific Secretariat and media contact:
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF)
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b
00187 Rome, ITALY
Flaminia Masprone +39(06)420413-206
SOURCE Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF)