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2013 Staff Exchange Programme: call for applications

For the 3rd consecutive year, IDF Europe is continuing its Member Associations Staff Exchange Programme.

If you are working for a member association, you can apply for this unique opportunity to join the IDF Europe staff and work in Brussels as a “staff member on loan”, in a dynamic and international atmosphere for 6 months (July to December 2013).

New clinical trial uses innovative eye drop treatment to combat diabetic retinopathy

A clinical trial to evaluate a new therapeutic treatment using eye drops for the early stages of diabetic retinopathy started this week, researchers announced. A group of leading European ophthalmologists, endocrinologists and researchers have gathered together under EUROCONDOR, the European Consortium on the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and will conduct the clinical trial in 11 clinical centres across the EU.

LFAC update: Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan in the spotlight

The latest IDF Life for a Child Programme update - January 2013 - is now available for download, showcasing the programme's work in Tanzania, Mexico and Pakistan.

Life for a Child is going from strength to strength with over 10,000 children in 41 countries currently being supported.

Download the update

Life for a Child receives welcome financial support from technology firm

The IDF Life for a Child Programme has received a welcome financial donation from the diabetes technology firm Timesulin, in support of the Programme’s work in Africa.

Timesulin co-founder and CEO, Mr John Sjölund, met Dr Ogle during the First IDF African Diabetes Congress in Tanzania in July 2012, and sought to contribute directly to Life for a Child’s wide range of activities with this thoughtful donation.

World Diabetes Congress: Abstract submission & grant application now open!

Abstract submission and grant application for the World Diabetes Congress Melbourne 2013 opens on 1 February 2013 and closes on 22 April 2013.

To submit an abstract or apply for a grant, you need to sign in to your congress profile. If you do not already have a profile, you will need to create a new one.

Please note, to apply for a grant you must first submit an abstract.

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The January IDF Europe News Update is here.

First-ever IndyCar driver with diabetes becomes Blue Circle Champion

IDF’s newest Blue Circle Champion is professional IndyCar racer, Charlie Kimball.

Kimball  began racing go-karts at age 9. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 and was forced to abandon his racing program mid-season. Kimball returned to the cockpit the following year and claimed a podium finish in his first race back in the car.

NCD Alliance calls for WHO support on Global NCD Action Plan

Cary Adams, Chair of the NCD Alliance, today called on the WHO to consider five priorities for the Global NCD Action Plan.

The priorities, fall under the areas of, leadership, resources, synergy, engagement and accountability

Priorities set for 2013 EU Health Programme

World Diabetes Congress 2013: Online registration now open!