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10th DOClink meeting in Indonesia
Professor Djoko Wahono, the National Coordinating Investigator of the DISCOVER study in Indonesia, presented the study rationale and key aspects of its design at the 10th Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Link (DOCLink) Annual Scientific Meeting, 6–7 August 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia.
His presentation highlighted the scope of this global study, spanning 38 countries across six regions. Indonesia has 14 active study sites where 242 patients have been recruited, exceeding the initial target of 210 patients. More than 15 000 patients are participating globally and will be followed over a 3-year period until July 2019.
Professor Djoko proudly presented DISCOVER as one of the few major epidemiological research studies being conducted in Indonesia. He noted that in many of the participating countries, real world data on type 2 diabetes and its management are scarce or non-existent. The data generated during this innovative study will therefore, he emphasized, address critically important knowledge gaps, with the aim of increasing our understanding of type 2 diabetes and how it is managed. Ultimately, this will lead to improved clinical outcomes for patients both in Indonesia and worldwide.