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Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action

Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action

Event Details

Start Time:
26th March 2024 - 3:00 pm
End Time:
26th March 2024 - 4:30 pm
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On 26 March, IDF and IAPB will host the launch of their joint policy brief, “Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action”.

During this online event, a panel of experts, institutional representatives, diabetes advocates and healthcare professionals will detail the economic, social and psychological impact diabetic retinopathy (DR) has on people with diabetes. Using lived experience, they will highlight the benefits a multisectoral approach brings to the effective prevention and treatment of DR.

Panellists include:

Dr Covadonga Bascaran, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Dr Stuart Keels, Technical Officer, Blindness Prevention, WHO
Prof Sehnaz Karadeniz, ophthalmologist and Board member of the Turkish Diabetes Foundation (Turkey)
Dr Fernando Malerbi, Coordinator of Ocular Health Department, Brazilian Diabetes Society (Brazil)
Ms Anyiam Chimezie, IDF Blue Circle Voice member (Nigeria)