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Sustainable Innovation in Diabetes Research: How Europe can Rise to the Challenge

EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 from 09:00 to 16:30 (CEST)

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EURADIA Summer Research Meeting
Wednesday, 13 July 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The EURADIA Summer Meeting is being organised to engage research funding organisations, policy makers, industry, people with diabetes, scientists and clinicians in considering the unmet challenges still existing in diabetes research and the ways in which these can be addressed. 

The programme will focus upon priorities for scientific innovation and why the long-term impact of diabetes should be considered when developing funding and support for research. The programme will feature talks by world-renowned experts, people with diabetes, and policy makers from the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency.  

There will be presentations followed by panel discussions and questions from the audience. The meeting will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday 13 July 2016 from 09.00 until 16.30. Registration opens at 08.15 and is obligatory but free of charge. The preliminary programme is found below and the final programme will be circulated nearer the time. 

You can find out more about EURADIA via Specific queries about the event can be addressed by contacting EURADIA at 

We look forward to seeing you in July. 
Professor Michael Stumvoll

Provisional Programme



Registration and coffee



Welcome and introduction

M Stumvoll

Session 1: Type 1 diabetes


The lived experience of type 1 diabetes (title TBD)

J Keurentjes


Preservation of beta cells in type 1 diabetes

D Eizirik


Control of blood glucose in type 1 diabetes

H De Vries 


Immunotherapy and vaccination

A Ziegler




Session 2: Type 2 diabetes


The lived experience of type 2 diabetes (title TBD)

D Damjanovic


Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes; current agents and future therapies

C Bailey


Socio-economic and geographic factors in type 2 diabetes


Session 3: Other perspectives


Paediatric perspectives

C Acerini


Research pipelines in retinopathy and nephropathy

H-P Hammes

Session 4: Panel (speakers)




Session 5: European Strengths, European Strategies


Supporting European research into diabetes

K Berkouk


DZD: model for translational diabetes research

N Stefan


Mission, scope and funding instruments of EASD/EFSD

M Stoffel


Data sharing in diabetes

N Wareham


Research models and collaboration of academia and industry  (IMI)

M Goldman


Examples of collaborative IMI Projects

C Mathieu


Streamlining regulatory framework for new medicines

H Janssen

Session 6: Panel discussion (with MEPs)

Therese Comodini Cachia


Summary and meeting close

M Stumvoll

Do you have questions about Sustainable Innovation in Diabetes Research: How Europe can Rise to the Challenge? Contact EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research

When & Where

Fondation Universitaire
Rue d'Egmont 11
1000 Brussels

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 from 09:00 to 16:30 (CEST)

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EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research


As a unique alliance of NGOs and healthcare companies, EURADIA's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes both now and in the future, through advocacy of diabetes research in Europe at the highest political and societal levels of influence, by improving coordination of European Diabetes Research and by shaping the allocation of resources for such research through increased awareness.

For queries relating to the event please contact Sarah Hills +44(0) 7903022355


European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)

German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)

Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCD Europe)

Astra Zeneca

Boehringer Ingelheim

Eli Lilly and Company

Novo Nordisk


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