Dr. Francesc Xavier Cos is a general practitioner graduated in 1997 and currently working as a GP in Sant Martí Primary Health Centres (Catalonian National Health Service) part time and as innovation team at Institut Català de la Salut headquarters ,Spain.
Dr. Cos’ main areas of interest are Research and Education in Primary Care with a special emphasis on the Diabetes field. He is member of the Primary Care University Research Institute Jordi Gol and currently its European representative in Diabetes and Endocrine disorders. At this research institution he is an active member in 2 working groups: Diabetes Prevention and Epidemiological Database analysis. He was also the Spanish national representative of the European General Practice Research Network, WONCA Europe research Group (www.egprn.org) on behalf of the Spanish Primary Care society (www.semfyc.es) from 2009 to 2015.
He started his activities on Diabetes at GEDAPS “Primary Care Diabetes Study Group” (www.redgdps.org) in1997, working on Diabetes treatment. In Spain he has been working in many institutional projects for the Catalonian Health Department, (Type 2 Diabetes treatment Guidelines, SBMG recommendations and the Diabetes Expert Patient Programme).
He is regularly invited to participate in national and international meetings to lecture as an expert on Diabetes in Primary Care or to develop and conduct educational activities. He also participates in many advisory boards and expert groups.
He is currently working in various research projects in Diabetes prevention (DP Transfers), CATRisc, , DE-PLAN, DISCOVER, LadyDiab, VERIFY and OBINDIAB. His unit has recently been involved in many randomized clinical trials (Dapagliflozin, Lixisenatide, Early treatment with MET+Vilda).
He is also involved in the academic field as an Associate Professor at the medicine department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona since 2009 and he is currently an associate editor of the Primary Care Diabetes journal.
In 2009 he was elected as vice chairman of the Primary Care Diabetes Europe (www.pcdeurope.org) and since February 2016 as Chairman elect. In February 2017 he is appointed as Chairman of PCDE for a term of 4 years.