Introducing BMC Primary Care’s Collection: Diabetes in primary care

BMC Primary Care is pleased to announce a new Collection to highlight the role of primary care in the management of diabetes. We welcome submissions that explore early detection, interdisciplinary management, patient-centered interventions, technology, primary care strategies, and provider education.

Diabetes, a prevalent chronic condition, poses a significant challenge to primary care providers. The effective management of diabetes requires a comprehensive and proactive approach, involving healthcare professionals, social care providers, and family caregivers. To address this pressing issue, BMC Primary Care is excited to announce a new call for submissions to our  Collection on Diabetes in primary care, encouraging submissions that explore strategies, interventions, and best practices for managing diabetes within the primary care setting.

This Collection emphasises the pivotal role of primary care in achieving better health outcomes for individuals affected by diabetes, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

Meet the Guest Editors

Eric Kam-Pui Lee, MD candidate, MBBS, FHKCFP, FRACGP, FHKAM, MSc EBHC, MSc Mental Health, DPD, Dip Med, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Eric Kam-Pui Lee, MD, completed his medical education and graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2007. He practiced family medicine in Hong Kong for over 10 years and obtained his specialist qualification in 2016. In 2014, he earned a master’s degree in mental health from CUHK, followed by another master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from the University of Oxford in 2020. Currently, Dr Lee holds the position of clinical associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has conducted cross-sectional studies, randomized controlled trials, and meta-analyses in primary care.

Hilda Hounkpatin, BSc (Hons), MPH, PhD, University of Southampton, UK

Dr Hilda Hounkpatin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Primary Care Research Centre at the University of Southampton. Dr Hounkpatin first completed a BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Surrey, followed by a Masters degree at Imperial College London and a PhD in Population Health at the University of Manchester. Her research uses large-scale routine electronic health records, observational cohort studies, and qualitative studies to identify risk factors for chronic disease and associated adverse health outcomes, in order to improve population health, patient outcomes, and reduce health inequalities. She is currently a National Institute for Health and Care School of Primary Care Research postdoctoral fellow.

Andrea Nederveld, MD, MPH, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

Anne Nederveld, MD, MPH, is an Internal Medicine/Pediatrics trained physician who has practiced primary care medicine in both private practice and safety net settings, and currently works at a Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2017, she completed a primary care research fellowship through the University of Colorado. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at CU and is the director of a Western Slope Practice-based Research Network (Partners Engaged in Achieving Change in Health Network, or PEACHnet) as well as leading and participating in other community-engaged research projects in Western Colorado.  Her primary research interests are in obesity and diabetes treatment and prevention as well as exploring the effects of social determinants of health on practice strategies and health outcomes.

Paul Van Royen, MD, PhD, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Dr Paul Van Royen is a full Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Antwerp. Additionally, he serves as the Head of the Research Group Primary and Interdisciplinary Care. He has more than 35 years of academic expertise in clinical practice, teaching, and research. He has strong expertise in qualitative research and is the author of more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research is in primary care with a focus on respiratory infections, diabetes mellitus, medical decision-making, medical education, health care organization, and data handling. He is also coordinator of the Clinical Guidelines project for primary care in Belgium and serves as a Senior Editorial Board member of BMC Primary Care.

Submission guidelines

This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Review articles will be considered at the Editor’s discretion. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, SNAPP. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select [“Diabetes in primary care”] from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.

If accepted for publication, article processing charges applies. Please click here to find out about our standard waiver policy.

The Collection is now open for submissions! The submission deadline is 24 January 2025.

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