ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IN
PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
CYCLE IV ANNOUNCED
Overview
Program Overview

The Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease (ACMDC) is a unique on-job training program. The fundamental objective of ACMDC is to enhance knowledge, skills and core competencies of Primary Care Physicians to address case management, counseling, referral and prevention of Diabetes in patients with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and CHD in patients with Diabetes. This will enable early diagnosis and prompt referrals of patients and establish a referral linkage pattern.

The total duration of the course for Cycle IV is six months (August 2019 - January 2020), with once a month contact session, which will be conducted on designated weekend at Regional Centers, across India. A panel of National Experts, Regional Faculty and Observers and participants shall be the part of the course.

ACMDC Journey

ACMDC is an on-the-job training program for PCPs conducted across the country with a robust monitoring & supervision strategy.
The journey of ACMDC started in September 2014 with its first cycle. The course ran three cycles conducted at 49 centres covering 38 cities, 19 states & 3 UT’s with 10 National Experts, 90 Regional Faculty & 33 Observers. ACMDC has successfully trained 1920 PCPs over three cycles.
ACMDC has been adopted by Kolkata Municipal Corporation & National Health Mission, Govt. of Tripura to train their 15 & 63 medical officers, respectively. It has also been accepted internationally by Myanmar Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (MSEM) & Myanmar Diabetes Association (MDA); East African Diabetes Study Group; Ministry of Health, Govt. of Rwanda; Afghanistan Endocrine Society (AES) and Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) for training of their healthcare professionals.

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