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Copenhagen Diabetes Consensus (CODIAC) 2021 conference programme for 26-27 October 2021.

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    Day 1: 26 October 2021

    8.00 – 9.30:

    Registration and welcome

    Arrival at Langelinie Pavillonen.

    Time Activity Facilitators
    • Registration, breakfast and coffee
    • Welcome by conference hosts
    • User-involvement as a key driver – but for what? Tina Blichfeldt interviews Allan Flyvbjerg, CEO at SDCC
    • CODIAC – background, process and purposes

    Tina Blichfeldt &
    Bjarne Bruun Jensen

    9.30 – 13.15:

    Session 1: Sharing knowledge about the impact and value of user involvement

    Purpose: To share, discuss and reflect on results of the conference groups' review of the literature.

    • Presentation of the findings from the three research groups' review of the literature on impact, potentials and barriers related to user involvement in diabetes care, rrevention and research
    • Discussion, reflection and debate on the value and impact of user involvement (in Diabetes Care, Prevention, and Research groups).

    Outcome: A common understanding of the available knowledge on user involvement.

    Time Activity Facilitators
    9.30 Groups: introduction and sharing backgrounds Tina Blichfeldt &
    Bjarne Bruun Jensen
    9.40 Introduction of session 1 and literature review: Bjarne Bruun Jensen
    9.50 Diabetes Care: Ingrid Willaing
    10.00 Diabetes Prevention: Paul Bloch
    10.10 Diabetes Research: Peter Rossing
    10.20 Coffee break
    10.40 Reflections on the literature and presentations: Janet Harris and Richard Holt
    10.55 Impressions so far: Reflectionists
    11.10 Groups: Reflections and questions to panel
    11.40 Questions and panel debate
    12.15-13.15 Lunch  

    13.15 – 17.30:

    Session 2: Discussing gaps in current knowledge and practices

    Purpose: To identify main gaps in current knowledge and practices in user involvement.

    • Presentation by the Danish Diabetes Knowledge Center of key findings from the Group Concept Mapping exercise
    • Presentation of users' and professionals' own views and experiences
    • Interactive sessions with the aim of identifying main gaps, potentials and facilitators for user involvement
    • Group discussions identifying main gaps in current knowledge and practices

    Outcome: A list of key gaps and barriers in knowledge and practice for user-involvement in three fields: diabetes care, prevention and research.

    Time Activity Facilitators
    • Introducing the session: Dan Grabowski
    • Key gaps in what is important and common in user involvement – based on Group Concept Mapping process: Lauge Neimann Rasmussen
    • Main challenges for effective user involvement – personal highlights from five key people:
      • Riva Greenberg, US (user representative)
      • Linda Raimond, DK (health care professional)
      • Kevin Dadaczynski, DE (researcher)
      • Sean Finbarr Dineen, IE (health care professional)
      • Helle Hansen, DK (user representative)
    • Comments from the Reflectionists
    • Groups: work on identifying main gaps related to user involvement within the following themes:
      1. The clinic as a setting for mutual learning and positive involvement
      2. The local community as a setting for synergy and positive involvement
      3. The family (including children and adolescents) as a setting for mutual and positive involvement
      4. Vulnerable groups as powerful users: The need for a culturally embedded approach
      5. The voice and the impact of the users: Can users increase their impact as a movement instead of an association?
      6. Technology and social media: Potential or barrier for positive involvement?
      7. Clinical research: The value and impact of the involvement of users
      8. The language and the concepts: How do we put involvement into words, so it fits with the 'real world'? Do we need a shared language?
    • Presentation and conclusion of main gaps identified
    • Taking the gaps further to day two: Reflectionists, Kirsten Lomborg and Peter Rossing
    Dan Grabowski &
    Bjarne Bruun Jensen
    • Closing the session and the day
    Dan Grabowski,
    Tina Blichfeldt &
    Bjarne Bruun Jensen


    Guided tour

    Guided walking tour to The Little Mermaid and The Citadel nearby.



    Dinner at Langelinie Pavillonen for conference participants.

    Day 2: 27 October 2021

    8.00 – 9.00:

    Welcome to day 2

    At Langelinie Pavillonen.

    Time Activity  
    • Light breakfast and coffee

    9.00 – 13.00:

    Session 3: Creating new knowledge and practice

    Purpose: To identify and develop new joint initiatives to fill out gaps identified in our knowledge and practice in user involvement.

    • Presentation of key gaps and barriers identified during session 2 (find list of gaps)
    • Groups work on shared projects to be initiated after the conference
    • Discussion of next phase in CODIAC: Governance and timeline
    Time Activity Facilitators
    • Defining the main gaps in our knowledge and practices
    • Filling out the gaps: new joint initiatives for the future
    Kirsten Lomborg &
    Peter Rossing
    • CODIAC – closing the conference
      White paper, research articles, new joint initiatives and next event: Reflectionists, Tina Blichfeldt and Bjarne Bruun Jensen
    Tina Blichfeldt &
    Bjarne Bruun Jensen
    • Lunch and goodbye
    Last updated: 7. December 2021