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Regional Symposium on Diabetes – Current Science and Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Prevention & Management

Singapore, Singapore
10/4/2017 – 10/5/2017
8:30am – 5:30pm

BACKGROUND

Diabetes has been reported to be on the rise in many parts of the world. In 2015, the Asia Pacific region alone accounted for 36.9% of the total number of diabetics in the world. This global rise in the prevalence of diabetes will have a significant impact on health care systems, and increase the economic burden of health care in many countries. Prevention and early detection of diabetes are crucial to delay the disease’s progression and its detrimental health effects. For individuals, diabetes prevention includes having a healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoidance of excessive weight gain. National and community programs with multi-stakeholders collaboration will be crucial in raising awareness, enhance prevention and effective management of diabetes.

OBJECTIVES

In collaboration with Singapore Health Promotion Board, ILSI SEA Region and Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, Singapore, are organizing a symposium with the following objectives:

1. To review the status and latest science on type 2 diabetes mellitus and its prevalence in Asia.
2. To explore prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus through various strategies at individual and community levels.
3. To discuss innovation, emerging science, and multi-stakeholder approaches in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region 

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

Please refer to the website HERE.