Joslin Physicians Visit Russia for Diabetes Education and Outreach

Richard Beaser, M.D.Executive Director, Continuing Medical Education at Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center maintains and pursues the vision of creating “a world free of diabetes and its complications.” With this powerful vision in mind, three Joslin Physicians – Dr. Richard Beaser, Dr. Enrique Caballero and Dr. Osama Hamdy – traveled to Russia last month to provide educational programs and assistance for Russian physicians who are developing diabetes care to meet the specific needs of the Russian population.

This 12 day trip was the third trip that was supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals. This trip was developed by the Joslin Professional Education Department and coordinated with the Endocrinology Research Center in Moscow, which is led by Prof. Ivan Dedov.  The Joslin Physicians also collaborated closely with the leadership of the diabetes section of the Center,  Prof. Marina Shestakova and Prof. Gagik Galstyan, in developing this educational program.

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