Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 17:37
The International Diabetes Federation is seeking the nomination of members for the next Board for the elections to be held at the General Council in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 3 December 2011. The next Board will serve from 1 January 2013 until November 2015. All nominations are to be submitted online. Read more.
Submitted by micheleann.okol... on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 17:10
Submitted by Lorenzo.Piemonte on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:10
The IDF BRIDGES programme, which funds translational research projects in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes, has announced the projects selected from its 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries.
Founded in 2009, the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) unites 10 European public and professional health organisations active in heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers, respiratory, obstructive pulmonary and liver diseases. All these stakeholders have joined forces to reverse the rise in chronic non-communicable diseases in Europe.
UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases
2011 was a turning point for diabetes. On 19 and 20 September of that year, the United Nations held a High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. A milestone in the history of global health, the Summit was only the second time the UN General Assembly devoted exclusive attention to a health-related issue.