World Diabetes Congress

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.

Hotel, Travel & Visa

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