CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Autism

From: Friday, August 8, 2014

To: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Over the past 15 meetings, the Annual CDE Postgraduate Forum in Diabetes Management has become the premier meeting place for all healthcare professionals with a specific interest in the management of diabetes. The Forum is about a frank exchange of ideas and networking with colleagues, both during the academic sessions and the social events. As always, the Forum’s distinctive “Team Approach” will be central, with the assembly under one roof of Specialist Physicians, Family Practitioners, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Dieticians, Podiatrists and other Health Care, Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Funding Professionals interested in diabetes management.

As the CDE is now in its 20th year of existence, we will be celebrating this very special milestone with a dynamic Programme (attached) and a memorable CDE Awards Dinner. The renowned Tim Plewman (He of ‘Defending the Caveman’ and ‘Fitness for Old Farts’ fame) will be our Master of Ceremonies. This year the University Graduation Ceremonies will be afforded the pomp and grandeur you would expect and we have other very special surprise entertainment lined up. You will be sorry if you do not attend the glittering event.

The Forum traditionally provides a distillation of the most important issues in the rapidly changing field of diabetes care. We always try to think outside the box in the development of our Programmes to produce an event that is scientifically based whilst practical, creative and entertaining. Over the years, the Forum has developed a unique character of comradeship and togetherness. We trust that you will find the 2014 Forum weekend stimulating, the topics useful and the company enjoyable. The majority of previous delegates have commented that the Forum was a positive learning experience for them. Likewise, most of the Product Managers and stand personnel always comment on the “great vibe” and on the useful interactions that they have had. We always take note of constructive criticisms offered and make use of these in planning following events.

Attendance at the Forum is customarily by invitation only and is aimed primarily for members of Centres for Diabetes nationally. Annual attendance at a minimum of one major national meeting related to diabetes management is compulsory for continuing accreditation as a CDE ‘Centre of Excellence’. This Forum fulfils that requirement for those CDE practitioners who do not have the opportunity to attend other major diabetes meetings and ensures that all CDE Centres are updated with new advances and insights into modern diabetes management. Other Practitioners, who have shown interest in diabetes management, by attending the Advanced Course in Diabetes Care for Health Professionals presented by the CDE, are also invited to attend. CPD points will be issued to those delegates that request them during Registration for the Forum.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend!

Almost every Forum to date has broken the previous year’s record of number of delegates and the number, size and quality of stands in the concurrent Trade Exhibition. Already, preliminary indications are that this Forum may be set for another record event.

Please click here to access the Delegate Information for Registration Page on the CDE Website (N.B. “Early Bird” Registration Fee of R1850.00 per delegate only until 10h00 on Monday 14th July 2014)

Please click here to access the Hotel and Airport Shuttle Bookings Information Page on the CDE Website (N.B. Rooms available on a “First-come, First-served basis)

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Boksburg, Gauten