Newsletter May 2011

Programme highlights

The scientific programme is shaping up well and we are proud to have renowned experts with us:

Clinical and Basic Science

  • HbA1c for diagnosis – progress or the wrong direction? – (Debate)
    Speaker Dr Robert Ratner, 6 December 2011 11:45
  • Stressing out the ß-cell – (Symposium)
    Speaker Dr. Chris Rhodes, 6 December 2011 08:30

Education and Integrated Care

  • Diabetes education: the essence of care – (Workshop)
    Speaker Dr Alain Golay, 6 December 2011 10:45

Global Challenges in Health

  • Making cost effective treatment choices: Pricing and availability of essential medicines – (Symposium)
    Speaker Professor Richard Laing, 8 December 2011, 08:30
  • Health Systems & Epidemiology* Emerging risk factors for diabetes: sleep, stress, coffee (Symposium)
    Speaker Professor Hubert Kolb, 5 December 15:15

Life with Diabetes

  • My life after islet transplant – (Speaker's corner)
    Speaker Mr Jason Turner, 6 December, 15:15

Association spotlight

As the most experienced Mexican Association in diabetes education, it is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to access the information contained within the conference programme, one of the most comprehensive of its kind.

In Mexico, the growing number of people with diabetes and its complications, means that the Congress is the key moment to translate efforts developed over more than 20 years into results.

The FMD is committed to sharing any new knowledge acquired within the Mexican community, to help improve the quality of life of people with diabetes.

Gisela Ayala
Public Relations Manager
Federación Mexicana de Diabetes, A.C.

Message from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Dear Delegates

The World Diabetes Congress 2011 will be held in the city of Dubai in the UAE, one of the most economically prosperous and politically stable countries in the Middle East. The trading and commercial hub of the region, Dubai is renowned for its progressive economic policies and modern, liberal outlook.

A cosmopolitan city which is home to nearly 200 nationalities, Dubai is also recognized as one of the safest cities in the world, with an enviable, consistent record of peace and stability.

Over the past decade, the city of Dubai has played host to some of the most prestigious global conferences, including among others, the 58th Annual Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the third World Economic Forum Summit on Global Agenda, ARAB HEALTH - the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition; and DUPHAT - the region's largest pharmaceutical exhibition.

In view of the importance of diabetes in the region the Dubai Government is grateful to be given the opportunity to host the World Diabetes Congress 2011. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Dubai.

Yours sincerely
HE Director General Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid

Early registration rate

Deadline for early registration is 17 June 2011. Register early and benefit from a wide array of reduced registration rates for the Congress.

Hotel Accommodation

Be among the first participants to secure choice hotel accommodation for the Congress.


Plan ahead for your visa to Dubai! CSI our local partner in Dubai can assist participants in getting visas for the Congress. More information can be found in the visa section of our website.

We look forward to seeing you in Dubai!