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During the meeting we are going to explore how the minds of health care professionals and people with diabetes connect and interact.

The main topic of the meeting will be from the perspective of Empowerment model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.

How do we, health care professionals in diabetes, understand and approach the topic of with our people with diabetes? What are our own attitudes to that may influence our interaction with people that have diabetes? Do we, health care professionals, understand our role in the process? How does the patient feel and what are his/her challenges? Are the patient’s challenges different from ours?

During the meeting, the majority of time is going to be dedicated to experiential workshops, where hopefully the above questions and specifically your own questions and dilemmas will be dealt with. We will also deal with the role of peers in diabetes self-management support, as well as introduce the topic of depression in diabetes that will be covered in detail during future DiaMind meetings.

It is our great honour and pleasure to welcome our guests:

Professor Bob Anderson is a well known educational psychologist and a Senior Research Scientist at The University of Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research, USA. More than 20 years ago he was the first to use the term »empowerment« in the context of diabetes. He is a revolutionary in his field of expertise and has numerous scientific publications. In his work, he focuses on behavioural aspects of living with type 2 diabetes. He has several hundreds of publications and presentations on empowerment and education in diabetes.

Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Medical Education of the University of Michigan Medical School, Co-Director of the Behavioral, Clinical and Health Systems Research Core of the MCDRT and adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing. She is a past President, Health Care and Education of the American Diabetes Association and immediate past Chair of the National Diabetes Education Program and has won numerous awards. She has thirty years experience as a Diabetes Educator with more than 150 publications and over 200 presentations..

Professor Arie Nouwen, a behavioural researcher interested in diabetes and depression and issues related to dietary self-care. He uses a range of methods including neuro-imaging techniques to study the relationship between patterns of eating behaviour and cortical processing of stimuli. He has written a number of key publications. He is Associate Editor of Diabetic Medicine and professor at the Dept. of Psychology, School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University in London, UK.

Dr. Karin Kanc is one of the organizers of this meeting. As a diabetologist, she has her own diabetes practice (jazindiabetes) in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is also an integrative psychotherapist in training. She has been active in the field of psychological aspects of diabetes for more than 15 years and is a pioneer in her country combining diabetes and psychotherapy with psychology. Lately, her focus is mindfulness in diabetes and the attitude to in the frame of mindful eating.

Who is this meeting for?
Nurses, educators, medical doctors (GPs, diabetologists, pediatricians and others), psychologists, psychotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals that work with people with diabetes.

Where and when?
City Museum, Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia on 13th March 2014.

Registration fee?
Registration fee of 50€ includes: participation at the meeting and at experiential workshops, lunch and refreshments during breaks and materials from the workshop.

How to apply?
Please fill in the registration form.
After filling in the application form, you are going to receive the invoice via e-mail, payment confirmation is going to follow by snail-mail. The number of participants is limited to 100 (first come, first serve basis). For information please contact us at info@drzni.si