Symposium: What happens after a gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy? – University of Copenhagen

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Symposium: What happens after a gestational diabetes mellitus pregnancy?

This symposium will focus on prevention of type 2 diabetes in a family, life-course -and health systems perspective and will explore and discuss the current evidence within, and potential for, prevention of type 2 diabetes in families affected by gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). 

The purpose of the symposium is to disseminate the newest research on risks related to future development of type 2 diabetes for the mother, father and the offspring after GDM. Furthermore, the aim is to address the existing potential for working towards health promotion and prevention in new ways within the target group.

Event Info

Date 23 May 2017
Time 10.00-17.00
Place

The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Tuborg Havnevej 19, Hellerup, Copenhagen

Payment

Free

Registration deadline

8 May 2017 - 02.00REg

Registration

Sign-up to event

Objectives

The symposium will gather excellent international and national experts within clinical care and research, public health, health promotion, community health and participant involvement.

Furthermore, a woman with previous GDM will be invited to share her experiences with GDM diagnosis and care; and subsequent type 2 diabetes prevention. 

Target group

Researchers within the fields of public health, health promotion, epidemiological, clinical and basic diabetes research, obstetrics and midwifery, as well as clinicians, practitioners and public and private stakeholders in the area.

Organisers

The symposium is organised by the the Danish Diabetes Academy in collaboration with

  • Associate Professor Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and Dept. of Public Health, Aarhus University
  • Professor Peter Damm, Dept. of Obstetrics, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Associate
  • Professor Dorte Møller Jensen, Dept. of Endocrinology, Odense University Hospital
  • Dr Christina Vinter, dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Odense University Hospital
  • Post Doc Karoline Kragelund Nielsen, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen and Dept. of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
  • Senior Researcher Jens Aagaard-Hansen, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen
  • Professor Per Ovesen, Dept. of Obstetrics, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Professor Jette Kolding Kristensen, Center for Research and Education in General Practice, Aalborg University

Programme

The preliminary programme is available for download.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hansen Barbisan, thb@rsyd.dk