Dasman Diabetes Institute recently organized a two-day seminar in collaboration with Harvard University in the States and Malaya University. The seminar took place at Dasman Diabetes Institute on 17th – 18th April, 2013. The seminar consisted of many scientific and research oriented lectures and topics including:

– Evaluation of Acute Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Why it matters, by Dr. Kevin Riemer

– Endovascular Management of the Diabetic Foot in Kuwait, by Dr. Adel Al-Ali

– Surgical Treatment of the Diabetic Foot and Ulcerations, by Dr. John Giurini

– Bypass Surgery vs. Angioplasty for Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetes, by Dr. Marc Schermerhorn

– Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes and Its Prevention, by Dr. Su May Lieu

– Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease – Out with the New/In with the Old?, by Dr. Mark E. Williams

– Multidisciplinary Team Approach / The Diabetic Foot Clinic, by Dr. John Giurini

Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty for Critical Limb Ischemia in Diabetics, by: Marc Schermerhorn, MD, FACS The lecture will cover: Techniques for bypass surgery and angioplasty Outcomes for bypass surgery and angioplasty Procedural Complications of each Durability of each Decision making for chosing one therapy over another.

Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes and Its Prevention, by Dr. Su May. LiewNon-communicable disease rates are rapidly rising worldwide causing two out of every three deaths each year. More than half of these deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. Diabetes doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular deaths account for between 50-80% of deaths in people with diabetes. Risk reduction from multidrug combination therapy for those at high risk has been identified as a priority intervention for tackling the non-communicable disease epidemic. These challenges will place a large burden on all sectors of health care but a good primary care service may lessen the impact.

Over 200 healthcare professionals from Dasman Diabetes Institute, Ministry of Health and other academic and medical institutions in Kuwait attended the two-day seminar.

Attendees were given certificates of attendance at the end of the seminar with CME credits.