World Diabetes Congress

Certificate of attendance

You can print your certificate of attendance and request your CME certificate as of Thursday 3 December. 

The certificate can also be printed after the Congress at

Join us at the IDF Diabetes Open Day!

From November 30 to December 4, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) brings the World Diabetes Congress (WDC), the premier global diabetes event, to Vancouver.

For the first time IDF will extend the Congress to the general public and invite citizens of Vancouver to an awareness day on Friday December 4 from 13.00 to 18.00 in the Vancouver Convention Center. The event will be co-hosted by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and will include sessions focussed on diabetes care and prevention. Entrance is free and no registration is required.

5K@IDF 2015

Help set the pace for changing diabetes by running or walking the 5 kilometer route along the Vancouver Seawall.

Join us on Thursday 3 December for the IDF 5K!

The IDF 5K brings together IDF World Diabetes Congress delegates and citizens of Vancouver to emphasise the need for increased physical activity to help prevent diabetes and diabetes complications. This activity provides participants with the opportunity to raise public awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in preventing type 2 diabets and managing all types of diabetes.


In 2015, the International Diabetes Federation brings the World Diabetes Congress to Vancouver, Canada.


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

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: