DDEA's key activities are divided into six programmes: PhD Graduate Programme, Postgraduate Talent Development Programme, Strategic Partnership Programme, Diabetes-Endocrine Bridge Programme, Mentoring and Alumni Programme, and Public Involvement and Outreach Programme.
Within these programmes, DDEA offers courses, symposia, seminars, workshops, networking events, grants, and various communication activities.
The Diabetes-Endocrine Bridge Programme at Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) strengthens collaborations among scientists in diabetes, metabolism and classical endocrinology research throughout Denmark, across sectors and from basic to clinical research disciplines.
The Programme is directed toward early-career researchers.
The Programme is implemented through DDEA education and networking activities each year. The programme consists of education and networking components.
The education component of the Programme includes established, ongoing DDEA courses and symposia (e.g. the DDEA PhD Summer School, the DDEA/DCA Basic Cardiometabolic PhD course, the DDEA Postdoc Summit, and various DDEA symposia) that will cover various aspects of diabetes, metabolic and endocrine disorders.
The networking component of the Programme provides opportunities for researchers across sectors and disciplines to connect, exchange ideas, and establish collaborations. They will include an already established ongoing activity, the DDEA Annual Day.
Annually, DDEA Committee for Education establishes additional education and networking activities that provide a platform for sharing the latest research findings, discussing emerging trends and best practices, and addressing challenges in the field. Renowned national and international experts and specialists are invited to deliver lectures and facilitate interactive sessions, ensuring that participants gain valuable insights and knowledge.
Additional networking events such as roundtable discussions, panel sessions, and social gatherings (e.g. at the annual European Congress for Endocrinology and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual Conference) are employed to foster an environment of open dialogue and knowledge sharing among researchers from diabetes, metabolism and classical endocrinology research fields.
The Programme is established and updated with significant input from the Danish Endocrine Society (DES), The Association for Young Endocrinologists (FYEN), Danish university hospitals’ departments of endocrinology, Steno Diabetes Centers, research groups at Danish universities, non-governmental organisations and life science industry.
Various DDEA communication channels, including the DDEA website, newsletters, social media, and podcasts, to support and enhance the programme. These channels provide platforms for sharing information, promoting events, engaging in discussions, and disseminating valuable content, ultimately strengthening the impact of the programme.