Scientific Programme

The scientific programme of the IDF 2017 Congress will take place over 4 days with the aim of delivering worldwide diabetes expertise through varied and innovative sessions. It will consist of over 160 hours of sessions featuring 250 high-level speakers.

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Abstract submission closed on 21 April. Abstracts will now undergo peer-review and final selection results will be sent by mid-July.

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The online grant submission opens on 1 February and closes on 28 April 2017.

Grant applicants should:

  • Be no more than 35 years of age at the time of the congress
  • Submit an abstract to be selected by the Programme Committee
  • Fill in the online grant application form (the link will be sent to you via email within 2 days of abstract submission)

Please be advised that you can only apply for a grant once you have submitted an abstract. You will need to include your abstract number (which will be sent to you via email within 2 days of abstract submission) in your grant application.


The programme is being developed by a committee of international experts led by Professor Nam Cho.

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The programme is split into 9 streams to provide informative and educational sessions for delegates involved in all areas of the field of diabetes.

The programme streams are:

  • Basic and Clinical Science
  • Science of Diabetic Complications
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Diabetes and Disasters
  • Diabetes in Society and Culture
  • Diabetes in Women and Children
  • Education and Integrated Care
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Living with Diabetes

View the Programme Learning Objectives

View the Programme Topic Overview


International Diabetes Epidemiology Group

The meeting will address the key issues in understanding the epidemiology of
diabetes. It will cover descriptive and analytic epidemiology, aiming to understand
both the burden and etiology of both type type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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