World Diabetes Congress

Why Attend?

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


  • 21h of CME credits
  • 220h of scientific sessions
  • Over 1000 posters



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

Key Dates

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 of five children with Type 1 diabetes lives in the NAC region.

Programme Committee

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

Programme Committee Chair

Registration and Programme Statistics


A total of 11.555 participants were recorded at the World Diabetes Congress held in Cape Town  from 2 to 7 December 2006:

Registration by region

Cape Town 2006- Facts and figures

The 19th World Diabetes Congress was held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006.

Call for Topics

The call for topics for the World Diabetes Congress Vancouver 2015 is now closed.

Topic suggestions will be collated by the Congress Secretariat for consideration by the Programme Committee.



Programme Stats Melbourne


The scientific programme was made up 7 streams and consisted of a total of 332 hours of sessions. These took place over 3.5 days and in 13 session halls as well as the poster area.