The BIRO Academy
The BIRO Academy is the major dissemination activity of the EUBIROD project. It is aimed at showing the philosophy underlying the BIRO system, the way it has been developed, the results achieved, the products delivered, and the way this approach evolves.
The Academy provides a direct opportunity to interact with a growing international network of distinguished professionals with a high level mix of expertise in the fields of health policy, clinical practice, biostatistics, epidemiology and information technology.
The BIRO Academy allows developers of diabetes registers to learn from success stories in the field of electronic medical records, participating to the further expansion of the BIRO System to monitor diabetes on a continuous basis, by directly linking providers to the final users of diabetes indicators.
Through the joint support of the European Commission and the Dasman Center for Research and Treatment of Diabetes, we aim to favor the construction of a European Diabetes Register capable of spreading its benefits and collaboration well beyond the continental boundaries.
By disseminating the BIRO approach among partners of the EUBIROD Consortium, the Academy paves the way for further organizations to join a global platform for the open exchange of knowledge and software.
For this purpose, the BIRO Academy welcomes all third parties interested in “building a common European infrastructure for standardized information exchange in diabetes care, for the purpose of monitoring, updating and disseminating evidence on the application and clinical effectiveness of best practice guidelines"
In the framework of the EUBIROD project, the BIRO Academy provides a series of three Annual Residential Courses structured in lectures and practical sessions, where participants get acquainted with the usage of diabetes data and application of the BIRO system.
The Academy website will make available all materials produced during the Annual Residential Courses by means of multimedia, including slides, videos, demo applications, software and other training materials.
The BIRO Academy includes also an e-learning platform that contains self-administered tests and questionnaires to evaluate the effectiveness of the training activity.
The EUBIROD Project is co-financed by the European Commission, DG Health and Consumer Protection through the EAHC Agency (Executive Agency for Health and Consumer Protection).
Annual Residential Courses are fully supported by the Dasman Center for Research and Treatment of Diabetes, under the auspices of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.
Cofunding for the Coordination of the Project has been provided by Regione Umbria.