ECD Member Organisations

Mission Statement

Member Representative and
ECD Co-Chair

Membership currently compromises of the following organisations:

Chairman, European Coalition for Diabetes


Chris J. Delicata from Malta is a former Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF Global) for the triennium 2013-2015. He served as President of the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) for the period 2008-2012 where he had been actively involved as a member of the IDF Europe Board since 2003, serving also as Vice-President and Treasurer. Within the IDF Global board, Mr. Delicata served as Chair of the Global Partnerships Board Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the President's Advisory Committee. 
He was a founding member of the European Coalition for Diabetes, a coalition of pan-European organisations, and served as a Co-Chair during the period 2009-2012. In 2014, he was asked by the coalition partners to serve as Chair/Spokesperson, a position he still occupies to date.
Since 2013, he has also been assisting the Alliance for European Diabetes Research (EURADIA) as its Honorary Auditor.  


Mr. Delicata is an Insurance Practitioner by profession and is currently employed as a Senior Manager with GasanMamo Insurance Limited, one of the leading insurance companies in Malta.
Mr. Delicata has been actively involved in the Maltese Diabetes Association since 2001 and is President of the Association. His eldest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999 when he was just one year old. This difficult episode in his life encouraged him to work wholeheartedly for diabetes.  

In 2011, Mr. Delicata was awarded the CIVI Europaeo Praemium – European Citizen’s Prize from the European Parliament in recognition of his work to promote diabetes in Europe.


Co-Chair, European Coalition for Diabetes

Chair, Alliance for European Diabetes Research (EURADIA)


As a unique alliance of NGOs and pharmaceutical companies, EURADIA's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes both now and in the future, through advocacy of diabetes research in Europe at the highest political and societal levels of influence, and by shaping the allocation of resources for diabetes research in Europe through increased awareness. Prof Boulton is a Past-President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and is also President-Elect of the International Diabetes Federation. 

Co-Chair, European Coalition for Diabetes,

President, Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)


To promote the delivery of evidence-based care for people with diabetes throughout Europe.
- Develop and promote the professional role of the diabetes nurse in Europe
- Influence European health care policy relevant to diabetes care and research
- Promote acceptable standards and equity of care for people with diabetes throughout
- Co-operate and collaborate with national and international health care organisations

Prof. Sehnaz Karadeniz

Co-Chair, European Coalition for Diabetes,

Regional Chair, International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF-Europe)


An ophthalmologist, Prof. Karadeniz has been actively involved in the field of diabetes for the past 20 years in a series of medical, scientific, and social projects both at national and international levels. She is Teaching Faculty at the Ophthalmology Department of Medical Faculty of Istanbul Science University. Prof. Karadeniz joined the board of the International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) in 2007, and acts as the Chair of IDF European Region. Prof. Karadeniz is also a Council Member of EASD for the term 2014-2017.

Co-Chair, European Coalition for Diabetes,

Chair, Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE)


Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) exists to provide a focal point for primary care clinicians and their patients. Its purpose is to promote high standards of care for people living with diabetes 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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