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Week 2: Speaker Session 1: Pre-Diabetes in Children

Updated: Apr 11, 2022

On July 7th, 2021, we welcomed the Academy Programme’s very first guest speaker for our session on Pre-diabetes in Children, Dr. Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola. With a background in Paediatric Medicine, Medical Anthropology, and public speaking, Dr. Pérez-Duarte Mendiola currently works as the Director of Development at Pediatric Potential Inc.

Dr. Pérez-Duarte Mendiola introduced participants to the topic of Pre-diabetes in children by speaking about her first hand experience as a rural doctor in Mexico. Throughout her presentation, students were engaged and participated in interactive exercises followed by a discussion over the topic of this week’s session.

This session provided participants with an in-depth knowledge of the topic of Pre-diabetes in Children. Dr. Pérez-Duarte Mendiola’s approach to the topic encouraged real-world and collaborative thinking on what Pre-diabetes in children means on a global scale and the ways the global community can address this healthcare concern.

The UK Model WHO greatly appreciates Dr. Pérez-Duarte Mendiola for discussing her research and experiences with this year’s UK Model WHO Academy Programme.

If you wish to learn more about Dr. Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola’s research and future conferences, please visit the links below:

Published Date: July 2021

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