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Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 2024

August 18 - August 24

Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 2024

When: Sunday 18 August to Saturday 24 August 2024

Where: Clare College, University of Cambridge

Cost: No registration fee, no attendance fee; no accommodation fee

Closing date for applications: Friday 15 March 2024

About Cambridge Diabetes Seminar 2024

The Cambridge Diabetes Seminar (CDS) provides a unique opportunity for participants from a range of backgrounds including clinical, research and public health, to engage in discussion, debate and collaboration on prominent issues in diabetes epidemiology. It aims to provide all those attending with a common goal to become better equipped in the epidemiological and public health aspects of diabetes and helps to foster international networks.

A resident Faculty of international experts provide most of the lectures and take the tutorials. A visiting, non-resident, Faculty will give additional lectures. The lectures cover a broad range of subjects including the diagnosis, classification and descriptive epidemiology of type 1 and 2 diabetes (and pre-diabetes), an introduction to field techniques and methodological problems of exposure measurement in diabetes surveys and the scope for prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention) of diabetes as well as the planning of intervention programmes. Other topics that are covered include the epidemiology of the complications of diabetes, the principles and practice of screening and the evaluation of interventions.

Debates are also held on hot topics within the diabetes field. Participants will give a short presentation of their ongoing research interests or about research they wish to plan. The Faculty are happy to provide informal feedback and friendly critique on the research proposals, which can help to improve the work.

The numbers of places available for this training Seminar are limited. A selection committee will consider all applications and places offered will take into account candidates who are likely to benefit most from attending the Seminar, also factoring in a fair distribution by country/world region.

Please note that places will not be based on a first come, first serve principle, so all applications submitted by the closing date (15 March) will be given equal consideration.

Accommodation and Travel

Full board single accommodation (with en-suite facilities) during the Cambridge Diabetes Seminar will be provided free of charge at Clare College, which is where all the Seminar sessions will also take place.

Those chosen for the course will be expected to fund their own travel to and from Cambridge. We recommend that you begin the process of securing funding for this as soon as you know if you have been accepted.

There are a limited number of travel bursaries available upon application for those eligible who cannot identify other funding. To qualify for a travel bursary please include a supporting letter from your supervisor, Head of Department or equivalent, indicating the amount requested with justification. Please note that for any travel support, only economy class travel and maximal use of public transport for domestic travel is expected. The travel bursary, if approved, will be given after the seminar, not in advance.


August 18
August 24


MRC Epidemiology Unit
01223 330315
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Clare College
Trinity Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1TL United Kingdom
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