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Standard registration rate deadline – 17 September

The deadline for the standard rate is fast approaching. Last chance to benefit from the reduced registration rates for the Congress. Register now.

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IDF President honoured by Oslo University

Jean Claude Mbanya, IDF President, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo.

To celebrate the occasion, the University’s Institute of Health and Society organised a series of events including two half-day scientific programmes.

Talks resume at UN, NCDA Open Letter gathers many signatories

As negotiations on the Political Declaration for the UN Summit on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resume in New York today, an open letter has been drafted by the NCD Alliance to urge leaders to face up to the challenge of NCDs with strong commitments and measurable targets. Leading academic, political and scientific figures have flocked to sign the letter, reproduced below:

NCD Alliance Open Letter

Dear Sir/Madam,

IDF welcomes Landmark Group

IDF and Landmark Group have signed a three-year renewable partnership. Landmark now becomes IDF's first retail corporate supporter partner.

Under the agreement, the Landmark Group will extend support to IDF through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Beat Diabetes.

'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video campaign

14 September is the deadline to vote for your favourite 'Act on Diabetes. Now.' video and have the chance of winning a free registration to the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai - 4-8 December 2011.

If you haven't already submitted your short 2-10 second video showing how you are acting on diabetes, make sure to do so at http://participativevideo.worlddiabetesday.org.

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Diabetes organisations align to show support for WHO statement

The most recent report by the WHO, published in this month’s edition of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice has concluded that HbA1c machines can now be used as a diagnostic test for diabetes, with an HbA1c of 6.5% being recommended as the cut point for diagnosing diabetes.

UN Summit talks stalled - Reuters interview NCDA Chair Ann Keeling

Europe and U.S. accused of stalling U.N. disease talks

LONDON | Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05pm EDT

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

UN Member States jeopardise international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic

Geneva - International progress on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease, is at grave risk, because of recent efforts by some member states to postpone and weaken United Nations negotiations, an alliance of civil society organisations warned today.

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