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Press release: International Diabetes Federation moves offices
World Diabetes Congress

The 20th World Diabetes Congress will take place on 18-22 October 2009 in Montreal, Canada. Advance programme now available | Register 
BRIDGES second round of funding

The second round of requests for proposals for BRIDGES , the International Diabetes Federation grant programme dedicated to funding translational research in diabetes, is now closed.
St Vincent Anniversary event

The 20th anniversary meeting of the St Vincent Declaration will take place in Glasgow on November 21-23 2009. Visit www.stvincent2009.org for more information.
International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education, 2008

The revised edition of the International Diabetes Federation's International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education is now available. The new edition includes the latest evidence-based references, several new modules, and information reflecting new and innovative approaches to diabetes management and education. View and download.
IDF Centres of Education and Recognition Programme

The International Diabetes Federation is calling for applications from institutions and member organizations that have a recognized reputation in health professional education to form part of an international collaborative voluntary network to initiate, facilitate, conduct and coordinate high-quality education for healthcare professionals in diabetes and other related chronic diseases. The application submission process for the first round will remain open until Thursday, January 15 2009. It will open again on July 1 2009. More information.
IDF Consensus statement on type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea
The IDF Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention is presenting a new consensus statement on type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea and calls on healthcare providers to address the likely relationship between the two conditions. More information
IDF guideline for the management of postmeal glucose

IDF has produced an evidence-based global guideline for diabetes care which includes the management of postmeal glucose. Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese. More information.
Diabetes education modules

The IDF Consultative Section on Diabetes Education (DECS) developed a modular CD-ROM and paper-based resource containing more than 800 slides with detailed speaker notes. The modules include sections on the pathophysiology and classification of diabetes, psychological issues and behavioural change; nutritional issues, physical activity and self-management. The activity slides facilitate group work on a variety of diabetes therapies, and short- and long-term complications. The modules also contain questions and answers that can be used to gauge participant’s knowledge during presentations.Diabetes education modules | Módulos de educación diabética | Módulos do educação diabética