World Diabetes Congress


The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) provides complimentary access to its World Diabetes Congress 2015 (WDC) and the WDC media centre to accredited members of the media only. No individual(s) representing a company, organisation or public relations firm will be allowed into the media centre.

All media wishing to attend the World Diabetes Congress 2015 must register with the media centre by filling out the registration form below and sending to

Become a volunteer

Volunteers have an important role to play at the World Diabetes Congress. We welcome applications from those who are interested in being a part of this significant scientific event in Vancouver, organised in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Whether you are someone who simply enjoys the excitement of volunteering for big events, or have a specific interest in diabetes research and education, your contribution as a volunteer will be crucial to the success of the Congress.

General Information

General Information A-Z

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Congress 2015 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), Vancouver, Canada from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December 2015.

Abstract USB

Abstracts will be on a USB stick distributed from the Astra Zeneca booth in the exhibition hall (stand number to be confirmed).

The WDC at a glance

The World Diabetes Congress is the world’s largest global diabetes meeting and the only truly global meeting bringing together over 12,000 delegates, more than 300 high-level speakers, and representatives from over 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and territories.

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Why Attend?

Top 3 reasons why you should attend the World Diabetes Congress:


Anyone who is interested in helping promote the World Diabetes Congress is welcome to download and share the below materials.

Key Dates

August 2014

Launch of  Advance Programme

January 2015

Open online registration

2 February 2015

Online Abstract submission module opens

Online Grant application opens

17 April 2015

Deadline abstract submission module online

24 April 2015

Deadline grant application

12 June 2015

Deadline early rate registration

Why Vancouver?

In 2015, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) brings the World Diabetes Congress (WDC) to Vancouver, Canada. In the home-country of Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, experts in diabetes care from around the world will exchange diabetes research and best practices. IDF estimates that 10 per cent of Canadians have diabetes. Furthermore, one in five children with type 1 diabetes lives in the North America and Caribbean region.

Programme Committee

The World Diabetes Congress 2015 Vancouver Programme Committee is composed of the following members:

Programme Committee Chair