Dr. Francesc Xavier Cos is a general practitioner graduated in 1997 and currently working as a Director of Sant Martí Primary Health Centres (Catalonian National Health Service) Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Cos main areas of interest are Research and Education in Primary Care with a special emphasis in diabetes. He is member of the Primary Care University Research Institute Jordi Gol and its European representative in diabetes and endocrine disorders. He is also the Spanish National Representative at the European General Practice Research Network, WONCA Europe Research Group on behalf of the Spanish Primary Care Society. He started his activities in Diabetes at GEDAPS “Primary Care Diabetes Study Group” in 1997, working on diabetes treatment. In Spain he has been working on many institutional projects for the Catalonian Health Department, (Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Guidelines, SBMG recommendations and the Diabetes Expert Patient Programme). He is frequently invited to participate at national and international meetings to lecture as an expert on Diabetes in Primary Care. He is also participating in many advisory boards and expert groups.
Dr. Cos is working in many research projects in diabetes prevention, continuous quality improvement in eiabetes management, epidemiology, as IDIME, The GEDAPS network, MOSAIC, DE-PLAN and ePREDICE. His unit has recently been involved in many randomized clinical trials (Dapagliflozin, Lixisenatide).
In 2009 he was elected as Vice Chairman of the Primary Care Diabetes Europe. He is also involved in the academic field as an Associate Profesor at the Medicine Department of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona since 2009 and he is an Associate Editor of the Primary Care Diabetes journal.