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Launch of a new alliance for the global assessment of retinopathy

A new project has been launched to assess the awareness, treatment and implications of diabetic retinopathy globally.  Results are intended to inform decision-making and policy development around this common and serious complication of diabetes. 

19th Pan Arab conference on Diabetes - PACD19

The EDC (Center for Diabetes Education) in collaboration with the other societies are organizing the 19th Pan Arab Conference on Diabetes (PACD19). Experts from different countries will exchange their experiences in the field of Diabetes and its related disorders. Recent advances in Population Studies, clinical and basic research will be presented. International scientists will give state of the art lectures. A number of sessions will be devoted to presentations of original contributions. Many satellite Symposia will be held during the conference.

Tue, 03/24/2015 to Fri, 03/27/2015

IDF panel event to discuss importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will be holding a panel discussion in Geneva on 20 May to discuss the role of diabetes and other Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. The early morning event will focus on the importance of access to medicines and care for people with diabetes, including access to life-saving insulin.

Diabetes and thyroid disorders in clinical practice today: progresses and challenges

Type 2 diabetes is an increasing problem in many middle-east and developing countries, mainly due to the adoption of a western lifestyle with sedentary behaviours and unhealthy diets. Related complications and comorbidities are a growing burden for local healthcare systems and professionals, especially as a result of the lack of standardised guidelines for its care and management, and limited infrastructure and economic resources.

Sat, 06/21/2014

Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Education and Research (PGIMER)

PGIMER is the mother institute of Endocrinology in India. Over the course of three days the event will include symposia on diabetes, diabetic foot, pediatric endocrinology and thyroid.

Over 800 endocrinologists, physicians and internists will be in attendance.

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Fri, 11/14/2014 to Sun, 11/16/2014

National Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

The Moroccan League for the Fight against Diabetes, a member association of the International Diabetes Federation, are organising the National Conference on Diabetes and Nutrition under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and the National Council of the National Order of Physicians.

Fri, 06/06/2014 to Sat, 06/07/2014

2014 Cardiometabolic Health Congress

The biggest health problem facing the world today is from the combined impact of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

It is critical that physicians and health care providers understand the predictive relationship between metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular disease and employ aggressive intervention strategies to prevent and/or delay disease progression. The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) translates the latest clinical data into practical strategies to prevent, delay, and manage cardiometabolic risk.

Wed, 10/22/2014 to Sat, 10/25/2014

IDF calls for governments to take action in the fight against diabetes in South and Central America

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, April 24, 2014 The President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Sir Michael Hirst is calling for policy-makers and patient organizations to implement national policies to control the rising diabetes epidemic in South and Central America (SACA).  Sir Michael made his plea at the First International Diabetes Forum in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

5th National Diabetes Conference

Who should attend?

  • Medical and Family Medicine Specialists
  • General Practitioners
  • Medical and Health Officers
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Other Allied Healthcare professionals

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Fri, 06/20/2014 to Sun, 06/22/2014

Message de Petra Wilson, CEO de la FID

Dans certaines régions du monde, les personnes atteintes de diabète passent à peine cinq heures par an en compagnie d’un professionnel de la santé pour s’entretenir de la manière de prendre en charge et de surveiller leur maladie. Le reste de l’année, c’est à elles de gérer leur diabète et de prendre des décisions en fonction de leur état de santé, et ce, en bénéficiant de peu de soutien.