Diabetes Preventing the Preventables (DPP) Forum 2019



Diabetes and its comorbidities are highly preventable and treatable. Yet there are multiple challenges in translating evidence to practice which involve capacity building, behavioral changes and strengthening of our health care systems in order to bring out the best of our clinical expertise and technology. In this annual forum, we have invited thought leaders to share their experiences and expertise in pursuit of these complex goals. Through these deliberations and interactions, we hope to build a network of care professionals and experts who share similar vision to innovate and transform health promotion and disease prevention.

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Organizer


Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF) is a charitable organization registered with the Hong Kong Government. ADF was established under the Chinese University of Hong Kong Foundation in 2007 to initiate, implement and coordinate research activities to collect and translate evidence into prevention and control strategies for diabetes and other chronic diseases. By using a pragmatic, albeit scientific strategy, ADF advocates the combined use of technology and team approach to empower informed decision-making with ongoing evaluation in order to make quality diabetes and chronic care sustainable, affordable and accessible.
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Co-organizer


Association of Hong Kong Diabetes Nurses (AHKDN) is dedicated to driving the professional development and practice of its members, advancement of the diabetes management standard and thus improvement of living for people affected by diabetes in Hong Kong.
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Supporting Organization


The Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP) established in 1977 and is one of the fifteen foundation colleges of HKAM from 1993. The objectives of the College are mainly to provide and maintain high standards medical education to family doctors; to promote the concept of family medicine and provide related medical education to the public.
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Hong Kong Dietitians Association (HKDA) aims to associate and unite its members in the promotion of high standard professional dietetic practice and optimal nutrition health for people of Hong Kong.
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Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China (PFA) is a non-profit making national sports association which has been established since 1986. Its missions are to advocate concepts of healths, physical fitness and exercise safety; advance professional and community education of health and physical fitness; promote equal opportunities for general public to participate in physical activities and develop major events and community services that relate to health and physical fitness.
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Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) is dedicated to the advocacy and aid of children with diabetes and their families in the Hong Kong. The organisation provides 4 core services – care support, counselling, education & community and financial & medical support – with the vision of “No child will be held back because of diabetes.
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