News from IDF Europe

Simon Busuttil wins MEP Award in Health

Member of European Parliament Simon Busuttil was awarded the 2012 MEP of the Year Award in the Health category for his continuous and successful efforts to put diabetes on the EU agenda.

The award was presented by EU Commissioner Maros Sefcovic at a ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening in recognition of Simon Busuttil’s work in the European Parliament to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in Europe.

João Nabais becomes IDF Europe President

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.

Raising awareness through sports

IDF Europe was in Lausanne, Switzerland, to support the Junior Cup Diabetes, an annual international football championship for young boys and girls with Type 1 diabetes aged between 8 and 12 organized by Medtronic. Held from 24 to 26 August 2012 in the olympic stadium of Lausanne, this year's championship was supported by former football World Champion Christian Karembeu.

European Young Leaders meet in Rogla

A group of 23 Young Leaders in diabetes from 21 countries across Europe met in Rogla, Slovenia, from 13 to 20 July to take part in the 2nd edition of IDF Europe Summer Youth Camp.

European Medicines Agency launches EU Clinical Trials Register

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched the EU Clinical Trials Register, a platform that provides public access to information from the European Union clinical trial database (EudraCT). The register gives users the possibility to search for information on any paediatric clinical trials, Phase II-IV adult clinical trials recorded in EudraCT, and trials listed in a paediatric investigation plan.

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