2017 - International Conference of the Diabetes Self-Management & Prevention Alliance, 9-10 November


Thurs 9th & Fri 10th November 2017

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Third International Conference of the Diabetes Self Management Alliance we have great pleasure in inviting you to Galway in the West of Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte!

#DSMA2017 will be hosted by researchers, healthcare professionals and academics from across the NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals campuses in association with our colleagues from the Steno Diabetes Center, the Leicester Diabetes Centre, colleagues in Northern Ireland and our colleagues in the Health Service Executive. The conference will take place in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway. This is the 3rd conference by this International Alliance and offers an important multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective in the area of patient education research, self management support as well as research into prevention of diabetes and approaches to helping people living with diabetes (and other chronic diseases) better manage their condition.

View the speakers who are confirmed to date, here.

We have finalised the Workshop options for both days. When you register you will be able to choose your workshop of choice.  We will do our upmost to accommodate everyone's request.



  • To bring together leading researchers and clinicians from the field of diabetes self management education (DSME) and diabetes self management support (DSMS) to broadly disseminate research and try to address challenges and research needs in modern diabetes self management and prevention.
  • To establish and strengthen a research network and create opportunities for research collaboration in the area of DSME, DSMS and prevention by introducing the forum: Alliance for Diabetes Self-Management and Prevention – An International Collaboration. The forum aims to discuss and develop ideas for new approaches in DSME, DSMS and prevention.
  • The Alliance has recently  published a paper entitled “Is diabetes self-management education still the Cinderella of diabetes care?” in Patient Education and Counseling, For free access to the full-text of this article (until 14th October 2017) click on the following link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1VcYk2dv7n5jql

We invite you to join us for a stimulating conference to be held in a collaborative atmosphere in the vibrant and welcoming city of Galway on Europe’s western margin. It will be the official European Capital of Culture in 2020. We promises a very exciting international event, providing an opportunity to bring together experts from all over the world to exchange ideas, information and the most up to date findings, allowing us to review current state of self management support and prevention in diabetes (and other chronic diseases). So, don’t hesitate to come and get involved and register for what promises to be a fantastic conference!


For further information please contact:
Annette Cullen
 Conference Organising Committee
Training and Education Events Manager
Croí - West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway
+353 (0)91 893 299