João Manuel Valente Nabais has taken over as IDF Europe President on 23 September 2012 in Lisbon.
The new President officially took over from Chris Delicata during the IDF Europe General Assembly and Together We Are Stronger Meetings which took place in the Portuguese capital from 21 to 23 September. After 9 years of services for IDF Europe, Chris Delicata will join the Board of IDF Global as Vice President as from January 2012.
This year's General Assembly also saw the election of a new President-Elect and of 7 Board Members for the IDF Europe Board. Dr. Prof. Sehnaz Karadeniz from Turkey was elected as President-Elect of IDF Europe. She will be assisting João Nabais during his 3-year term.
The IDF Europe Board welcomed two new members, Mominat Omarova from Azerbaijan and Francisco Martín Bermudo from Spain. Markku Saraheimo (Finland), Alojz Rudolf (Slovenia), Niti Pall (United Kingdom), Annemarie Bevers (The Netherlands) and Moti Perlmutter (Israel) have all been re-elected for a second term.
The meetings welcomed more than 110 participants from Member Associations all over Europe. The Together We Are Stronger meetings were the opportunity for IDF Europe and national associations to take part in interactive and productive workshops ranging from advocacy and membership development to diabetes treatment and care.
IDF Europe would like to thank each participant for making the 2012 General Assembly and Together We Are Stronger Meetings a success.