ROADMAP's first project training held successfully

The first project training of the 'Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China' (ROADMAP Study) has been held in Hangzhou of Zhejiang province from June 2 to 3, 2017.

27 participants including local project investigators, project coordinators and doctors from 11 hospitals in Zhejiang and Jiangsu province joined the training. Professor Weiping Jia, head of the project, gave an opening remark. Professor Puhong Zhang, Associate Director at The George Institute, China, briefly introduced the ROADMAP project and overall training plan.

Following the welcoming remarks and introduction session, Professor Weiping Jia gave a lecture about diabetes from the aspects of epidemiology, economic burden, diagnosis and hierarchical treatment and also shared case studies. After that, Professor Zilin Sun from Nanjing Zhong Da hospital (affiliated with Southeast University) and Professor Hong Li from Sir Run Run Shaw hospital (affiliated with Zhejiang University School of Medicine) gave lectures regarding diabetes lifestyle intervention and diabetic complications. 

On June 2 afternoon and June 3, research fellows from The George Institute, China, held a training about project details and also held a test to make sure all participants had a good command of the project.

Professor Puhong Zhang said, “As a not-for-profit organization focused on medical and health research, The George Institute, China, is grateful for the support of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, Bethune Charitable Foundation and Chinese Diabetes Society. We hope it can improve diabetes management and make a contribution to China's medical system reformation.”

Under the guidance of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China and sponsored by Bethune Charitable Foundation, the ROADMAP Study is a joint research project entrusted to Chinese Diabetes Society and The George Institute, China. Weiping Jia, Chairman of Chinese Diabetes Society and President of Shanghai No. 6 People’s Hospital, was appointed as the head of the project, and The George Institute, China, was responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of the project.