Rhys Williams Named New Editor-in-Chief of Primary Care Diabetes

Official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe

Oxford, UK, 09 July 2008 - Rhys Williams (Swansea, UK) has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Primary Care Diabetes as of July 2008. Professor Williams takes over from Professor Guy Rutten (Utrecht, The Netherlands) who has been acting as Editor-in-Chief since the journal’s launch in 2007. Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE).

"I am very much looking forward to continuing the work of establishing Primary Care Diabetes as an important journal for health professionals involved in the day-to-day care of people with diabetes. The value of Primary Care Diabetes to the community is reflected in the recent acceptance for indexing by Medline", commented Professor Williams.

Eugene Hughes, Chairman of PCDE, welcomed the appointment, “It is a great honour to have someone as distinguished as Rhys Williams taking over as Editor-in-Chief of the journal. We will aim to build on the solid foundation, and international reputation that has been created since the launch.”

Rhys Williams is Dean of Medicine and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, UK. His main research interests relate to diabetes epidemiology, the provision of health care to people with diabetes and related long-term conditions, the epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome and the monitoring and prevention of childhood obesity. He is a member of Diabetes UK’s Advisory Council, Chair of its Wales Advisory Council and was, until recently, a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation. He is a member of IDF’s Prevention Task Force and of its Diabetes Atlas Editorial Board. He is also a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva.

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About Primary Care Diabetes
Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe. The journal publishes original research articles and high quality reviews in the fields of clinical care, diabetes education, nutrition, health services, psychosocial research and epidemiology and other areas as far as is relevant for diabetology in a primary-care setting. The purpose of the journal is to encourage interdisciplinary research and discussion between all those who are involved in primary diabetes care on an international level. The Journal also publishes news and articles concerning the policies and activities of Primary Care Diabetes Europe and reflects the society’s aim of improving the care for people with diabetes mellitus within the primary-care setting.

About Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE)
Founded in 1995, PCDE exists to provide a focal point for primary care clinicians and their patients. Its purpose is to promote high standards of care throughout Europe. Emphasis is placed on incorporating evidence-based medicine into daily practice as well as promoting diabetes education and research in primary care.

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