Networking and sharing knowledge at the Steno Symposium
By Dorthe Tecza, 25 May
This year’s topic for the three day symposium was “Innovation in Diabetes 2012 – New horizons in treatment and prevention. “The organizers of this year’s Steno Symposium had prepared a various programme for the 175 doctors from 23 countries attending this year’s symposium.
Thirteen volunteers participated in a workshop measuring physical activity with Actiheart and Actipal used in the ADDITION Study. PhD- student Anne-Louise Smidt Hansen analysed the 24 hour registration from the eight actiheart volunteers who all were fit and interested in testing themselves with the new technology.
“Measuring activity with Actiheart can be an eye opener to show that although you’re sitting most of the time at a symposium like this, even small movements can make a difference on the accounts of calories,” says Anne-Louise Smidt Hansen.
Visiting the Steno clinic
The symposium also included a round-tour at Steno Diabetes Center with presentation of the the outpatient clinic, the eye clinic and the foot clinic. Professor Lise Tarnow gave a lecture on “Sleep apnoea in diabetes” a recent study from the Clinical Research Unit.
“To most of the attendees this was new knowledge and the interest in this subject was very high. We had a great discussion and I got a lot of input to the further research in this area, “ Lise Tarnow concluded.
The symposium was evaluated high among the attendees who enjoyed the speakers and discussion with colleagues within the diabetes field. Steno Symposium will be back next year.