The 2019 DiaMind is sponsored by

Organised by:

Maja Rus Makovec, MD, PhD is psychiatrist at University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana, Associate professor at Medical faculty University Ljubljana and teacher and trainer at Systemic Family Psychtoherapy Institute Ljubljana. Her professional activity includes special interest into addiction, family and psychosomatic psychiatry.

Julie Wagner is a health psychologist and Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, and Psychiatry, at the University of Connecticut. She teaches a bio-psycho-social-contextual approach to diabetes, and innovative curricula to promote cross-cultural communication between patients and healthcare providers. She researches psychosocial contributors to diabetes outcomes and designs and tests community-based interventions for the neediest populations with diabetes in the US and abroad. Her research is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Wagner has served in editorial roles for leading health psychology journals, and has held leadership positions in professional societies including the American Diabetes Association, the American Psychological Association, and Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE).

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 a certified integrative psychotherapist (IIPA). She has been active in the field of psychological aspects of diabetes for more than 20 years and is a pioneer in her country combining diabetes and psychotherapy with psychology. Lately, her focus is mindfulness in diabetes and 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 April 4th 2019.

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 60 (first come, first serve basis). For information please contact us at