Dasman Diabetes Institute hosted Prof. Dr. Thomas Andersson, Senior Advisor of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, The Research Council, Sultanate of Oman, Prof. Niclas Adler, Chairman, Kinglory Resources Holding, Hong Kong, Patient Certificate Scheme AB, Sweden and Mrs. Ingrid Andersson, Senior Executive Advisor, Patient Certificate Scheme, Sweden.  They presented a seminar / lecture at Dasman Diabetes Institute entitled “New Health Awareness: Issues, Methodology and Intervention”, on Thursday, 13th January 2011.

Dasman Diabetes Institute hosted Prof. Dr. Thomas Andersson, Senior Advisor of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, The Research Council, Sultanate of Oman, Prof. Niclas Adler, Chairman, Kinglory Resources Holding, Hong Kong, Patient Certificate Scheme AB, Sweden and Mrs. Ingrid Andersson, Senior Executive Advisor, Patient Certificate Scheme, Sweden.  They presented a seminar / lecture at Dasman Diabetes Institute entitled “New Health Awareness: Issues, Methodology and Intervention”, on Thursday, 13th January 2011.

The seminar / lecture started out with an overview of the changing landscape for health care and wellness, reflecting technological, social, and institutional issues. It is a paradox that the health sector is one of the most knowledge-intensive in the world, yet the introduction of modern management and information technology lags that of other sectors. Important reasons have to do with distortions in the incentives among the different stakeholders to push for socio-economically favorable adjustment. Today, there is a struggle between intensifying competing forces which way the health system is to develop. There is a rising potential for increased awareness on the part of individuals to take action throughout life to improve their situation, applying to wellness as well as curing of disease. While there are also impeding factors, these could be addressed systematically. Following on from here, the presentation addressed the Learn For Life behavioral change program, which has been developed to enable interactive communication tailored to empowering and incentivizing individuals to prevent the risk of future health problems. The program stands ready to be implemented in the GCC region through a systemic approach under a public-private partnership model. The initial application has been prepared to achieve maximum leverage in prevention of Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease among endangered individuals in younger generations. Following on from here, the seminar turned to deficiencies in the global health care system which lead to obstacles in the introduction of therapies that could help strengthen immune system. Today, however, given the right conditions, a range of new therapies could be offered to individuals suffering from immune system related health disorders, through an effective disease management program.

This seminar / lecture was attended by many healthcare professionals from all around Kuwait.  The lecture was followed by presentation of certificates of attendance with CME credits.