At the first Diabetes Information Day on Saturday, March 16th in the Munich hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, patients with diabetes and all others interested in the topic are invited to an extensive program on diabetes mellitus, starting at 10:00 am. The organizer is the Diabetes Information Service Munich, a service of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the DZD. “With the Diabetes Information Service Munich, we want to make knowledge gained in our research directly accessible to patients,” said Prof. Dr. Günther Wess, scientific director of Helmholtz Zentrum München. “A primary objective of the first Diabetes Information Day,” he added, “is to enable direct interaction between patients and scientists.”
In short lectures, researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar of Technische Universität München will present the various forms of diabetes and the most recent research findings. Among other topics, they will inform the audience about a possible vaccination strategy against type 1 diabetes, discuss genetic and environmental risk factors and explain possible complications of diabetes. Further main topics will be new drugs to treat type 2 diabetes and current findings of nutrition research. Following each lecture there will be extensive opportunity for questions and discussion.
In addition to the lectures, the German Center for Diabetes Research and other institutions such as the German Diabetes Foundation and patient organizations will have information booths. Visitors are invited to interact with scientists, physicians and other patients.
Participation in the Diabetes Information Day is free of charge.
Please click here for the program agenda and for the registration form.