ATTD Early Career Education Committee

The ATTD Early Career Education Committee (ECEC) is a dynamic group of ‘Emerging Experts’ comprising early career diabetologists, endocrinologists, researchers, and allied health professionals. Our members are passionate about shaping the future of diabetes and endocrinology education and are committed to actively participating in a variety of educational initiatives offered by ATTD.

We are proud to share that our committee is composed of five talented women from diverse backgrounds, representing the USA, Egypt, Portugal, India, and Romania. This international representation enriches our discussions and ensures a broad perspective on diabetes and endocrinology education.

Committee Members

Sabina Poenar (Romania)
A passionate medical professional specializing in diabetes, nutrition, and metabolic disease, dedicated to improving patient outcomes through comprehensive care and innovative approaches. As a driven individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, I am constantly seeking opportunities to make a lasting impact in the field of healthcare. My diverse interests encompass nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and the integration of technology and AI in healthcare solutions.

Diana Duarte (Portugal)
Endocrinologist at the Department of Endocrinology, Hospital de Braga, Portugal. Clinical practitioner dedicated to type 1 diabetes, especially diabetes technologies (insulin pumps, smart pens, continuous glucose monitoring, DIY community), automated insulin delivery systems, and patient education. I aim to achieve the best medical care for persons with type 1 diabetes while strengthening disease knowledge and patient empowerment to reduce the burden of the disease.

Casey Wells (USA)
I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill followed by two years of residency focused on Ambulatory Care at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). I continued at MAHEC as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner within the Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Clinic where I see many patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes. I have a special interest in increasing patient access to diabetes technology and medications. To further this, I recently established a new role within our clinical trials team to promote access to novel medications and technologies for our rural patient population. I also serve as an insulin pump trainer for my community.

Nouran Yousef Salah (Egypt)
I’m Nouran Yousef Salah, an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, at Ain Shams University. I’m a female clinician and researcher working in the field of pediatric diabetes, endocrinology, and obesity in Egypt (a low-resource country) since 2013. I have 36 international publications in the field of Pediatric Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism published in highly indexed journals and I’ve reviewed over 80 diabetes and obesity manuscripts for international journals including Cardiovascular Diabetology. My research field of interest is diabetes technology, obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. I wish to disseminate diabetes technology and knowledge throughout the world equally.

Mahira Saiyed (India)
Mahira works as an Associate Consultant and Diabetes Educator in India. Her areas of interest
are type 1 diabetes and technology. She aspires further to contribute to diabetes research and enhance care.



We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our committee members and the exciting educational initiatives we have planned. We look forward to collaborating with you to advance excellence in diabetes and endocrinology education!

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