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EURADIA SYMPOSIUM 2017: Advancing Tools For European Diabetes Research


Monday, 11 September 2017 from 14:30 to 17:00 (WEST)

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Provisional Programme


Session 1: InterConnect: Global Data for Diabetes and Obesity Research (14:30)

Chair: Nick Wareham

  • The vision for the InterConnect approach – and the contexts for research where federated meta-analysis is the method of choice
  • Results from exemplar projects – and the analytical advantages that have been conferred by the approach
  • The changing landscape for cross-cohort analysis – re-usable resources and wider changes needed to create and sustain change 

Session 2: DIAMAP2020 Roadmap for Diabetes Research in Europe (15.30)

Chairs: Chantal Mathieu and Andrew Boulton

  • Vision for DIAMAP2020 – for researchers, for funders of research, for healthcare professionals, for people with diabetes and for industry            
  • Exemplar roadmap results for Type 1 diabetes – technical explanation of the DIAMAP website and how you can be involved:

o   Research activity database, funding database

o   Expert research roadmaps

  • How DIAMAP can be used to create and sustain change for diabetes resource at European level

There will be plenty of time for discussion during and at the end of the Symposium. 


InterConnect seeks to optimise the use of existing data to enable new research into the causes of diabetes and obesity. Research questions can be difficult to address through the analysis of data from individual cohorts and instead often require cross-cohort analyses. Physically bringing data together from cohort studies across the world is desirable because it allows great flexibility in the analyses and provides access to individual-level data, but it is constrained by governance, ethical and legal challenges. Alternative approaches also have challenges such as publication bias, analytical inflexibility, and major time commitment from local analysts. The InterConnect approach enables cross-cohort analysis in a manner equivalent to a meta-analysis of harmonised individual level data but without any direct access to individual-level data. Analytical instructions are sent remotely and analysis is performed locally so all data stays at source and only results are shared; the analyst has the flexibility to refine and re-run analyses quickly, the local time burden is much less, and all analyses are conducted consistently across all participating studies.

DIAMAP2020 is the first update of DIAMAP and will be considering the many changes that have occurred in diabetes research since 2010. The updated website provides an interactive resource and is created with original material plus newly collected data from our on-going consultation with the diabetes research community.

EURADIA, the Alliance for European Diabetes Research, coordinated the original FP7-funded DIAMAP (2008-2010). DIAMAP presented a strategy for diabetes research in Europe for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. DIAMAP also produced an online resource for researchers and funders who, for the first time, could view potential areas of collaboration, skills and resources with other diabetes research teams around Europe.  The roadmap was used by the European Commission and other funding agencies to inform requests for research funding applications, it was also used as a template for other European and national roadmap initiatives.

For more information contact Anna Currado at or Tel: +44 01403 276363

Do you have questions about EURADIA SYMPOSIUM 2017: Advancing Tools For European Diabetes Research? Contact EURADIA

When & Where

Minot Hall
Pavilion 1
Feira International de Lisboa

Monday, 11 September 2017 from 14:30 to 17:00 (WEST)

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Who we are: EURADIA is an alliance of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and healthcare companies working for diabetes research. The NGOs include European academic and clinical researchers, healthcare professionals and patient groups.

What we do: We provide a platform for all those undertaking research to work together to benefit the wellbeing of people with diabetes, through advocacy for increased funding and improved coordination of diabetes research in Europe.


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