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Review: Biannual Meeting of Diabetes in Asia Study Group 2014, Oman



From 1 to 3 May 2014, novel participated in the 4th Biannual Meeting of Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG), held in Muscat, Oman. Diabetes is wide-spread in Oman, with 40% of the Omani population suffering from this disease. The conference was met with a lot of interest and attracted more than 200 participants. The atmosphere was lively, whilst outside temperatures were at around 45°C. Many participants spent novel’s booth a visit and showed interest in our technologies.
novel organised a well-received workshop together with our local partner Pulsmed about “The Foot in Diabetes”. First, Prof Hanan Gawish (Egypt) gave a paper entitled “From Pressure Sores to Healing”, followed by a presentation of our CTO Dr Axel Kalpen about novel’s foot care using technology e-med. Finally, Dr Aliya Al Kiyumi (Oman) presented on the theme of “Designing the Foot Wear: How It’s Done”. More than 50 people came to participate in our workshop. Thanks to all the visitors for the great interest and to the conference organisers for a great meeting!
Please take a look at our pictures from DASG 2014.


novel booth at Al Bustan Palace Hotel


Dr. Axel Kalpen (r., CTO novel), conference president Dr. Mohamed Lamki and a dignitary
of the Omani Ministry of Health at the novel / Pulsemed booth

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The congress officials observing shoes for neuropathic feet
with Dr. Camillo Buratto of Podartis


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Dr. Camillo Buratto of Podartis (in the center) in discussion with Nasser Lamki of Pulsemed
and Peter Seitz, CEO of novel


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novel CEO Peter Seitz with two novel users; to the right: representative from the National
Diabetes and Endocrine Centre at the Royal Hospital, Oman


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The Pulsemed officials