IDF Congress 2015 Programme

The World Diabetes Congress 2015 programme consisted of 220 hours of scientific sessions with presentations from over 400 high-level speakers. In addition more than 1000 posters were presented during the event.


All sessions have been webcast and are available for viewing subject to speaker consent.

Viewing of webcasts is free for registered congress delegates. Delegates can login to their congress profiles and click on the webcast module.

Access for non-delegates can be purchased. Individuals can use a congress profile (existing or new) to proceed to payment via the webcast module and then access the webcasts.

Webcast access rates:

Medical doctor €550
Healthcare practitioner €330
World Bank €220
Student €110

For the purchase of group access codes for institutions or organisations, please contact [email protected].


All posters submitted electronically can be viewed in the online scientific programme. Select the poster topic, or use the search tool to find authors or keywords, and click on the pdf logo below the poster number to view the poster. 


All accepted poster abstracts are available online in addition to the speaker abstracts.

​Continuing Medical Education

The World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 has received 24 CME credits.

This event is an accredited group learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada for the Maintenance of Certification programme. It is approved by the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism for a maximum of 24 credits. This programme was co-developed with the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and the International Diabetes Federation and was planned to ensure the evidence presented is valid, objective and balanced.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found here. To learn more about the Royal College agreement with the American Medical Association please click here.

Live educational activities, occurring in Canada, recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®. Click here to learn more about the Royal College agreement with the European Union of Medical Specialists.

Stream Learning Objectives
Basic and Clinical Science 
  • describe some of the latest advances in diabetes research and clinical practice in the real world;
  • describe in detail the underpinnings of current clinical research and be able to apply this to the interpretation of clinical data;
  • apply the most up-to-date evidence-based research to clinical practice.
Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples
  • describe some of the latest research in Indigenous healthcare;
  • design better healthcare provision for Indigenous peoples based on an understanding of their needs and the existing care gaps.
Education and Integrated Care 
  • describe how people with diabetes effectively manage their own care and the role the healthcare professional plays in supporting this;
  • develop improved training for multidisciplinary healthcare providers;
  • utilise tools that enable patients to better self-manage their diabetes and their health in general.
Global Challenges in Health 
  • describe the multifactorial health challenges in a globalised 21st century world;
  • translate these challenges into local health policy.
Living with Diabetes
  • recognise the multiple aspects of living the best life possible with diabetes;
  • be a powerful enabler of positive self-care.
Public Health and Epidemiology 
  • recognise the crucial importance of continuing to work on prevention and how to overcome modern challenges to metabolic health
  • describe how current epidemiological data can be used to help shape future policy and healthcare implementation
  • translate successful strategies from projects presented into future prevention programmes