56th Annual Meeting of the European Diabetes Epidemiology Group (EDEG) in Hersonissos, Greece 2-5 April 2022

The 56th EDEG annual meeting took place in Hersonissos from 2nd  to 5th  of April. The EDEG leads and facilitates epidemiological research in diabetes, its risk factors and complications. The annual meeting and its impressive setting provided a unique meeting place for the exchange of high quality research highlights and effective networking. It was the first time that researchers from the PHARMO Institute attended this meeting, and the first conference abroad that was attended in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three posters were presented that made use of the DIAMANT cohort. The DIAMANT cohort is a population-based, dynamic, prospective cohort of persons with diabetes, based on real world data from the electronic general practitioner information systems, and is an initiative from researchers from the PHARMO Institute and Amsterdam UMC. In the first presentation, the cohort profile of DIAMANT was presented. The second presentation was about the trends in prevalence of diabetes in the period 2004 to 2019 in the Netherlands. In the third presentation, a comparison of diabetes care outcomes of the centrally organized Hoorn care system with regular care by general practitioners was presented.

We look back on a memorable and inspiring meeting, where we could meet friends and colleagues in person. Next year, the meeting will be organized in the Netherlands and we plan to be present again.  Please contact us to obtain the posters presented at the meeting.


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