July news update

Programme highlights

Global Challenges in Health stream

The World Diabetes Congress is proud to introduce the Global Challenges in Health stream to address many of the pressing global health policy issues. Due to its strong political angle and visible platform, this brand new stream will be key to attracting governmental policy makers, NGO partners and international organisations to the discussions in Dubai. Participants will include representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank, representatives from the UN Summit on NCDs, and key global government officials.

Highlights (subject to change):

  • Will the commitments made at the UN Summit translate from the global to the local? (Debate)
    Speakers: Sir George Alberti and Prof. Jean Claude Mbanya, 6 December 2011, 08:30-10:30
  • Diabetes/NCDs and economic development (Meet-the-Expert)
    Speakers: Prof. Mark Suhrcke,6 December 2011, 10:45-11:45
  • Acting on a larger stage 1: Advocacy and reform in a post-UN Summit world (Symposium)
    Speakers: Sir George Alleyne, Dr. Ala'Din Alwan, Sir Michael Marmot, 5 December 2011, 08:30-10:30
  • Acting on a larger stage 2: Learning from and working with AIDS, Cancer, CVD and TB (Symposium)
    Speakers: Prof. Anthony Harries, Prof. Felicia Knaul, Dr K. Srinath Reddy, 5 December 2011, 15:15-17:15
  • Progress against diabetes in the Gulf States (Symposium)
    Speakers: Dr Monira Al Arouj, Dr Abdullah O.A. Al Hamaq, Dr. Jawad Al Lawati and Dr Rabha Salman,8 December 2011, 15:15 - 17:15

Association spotlight

The Argentinian Society of Diabetes is excited to attend the IDF Congress in Dubai this year. Our main goal is to share our knowledge on early diagnosis and treatment. As a scientific society, we try to collaborate as much as possible with doctors, nurses, dietologists and patients. We offer them specific education programmes to improve their knowledge on diabetes.

The Argentinean Society of Diabetes has organised eight programmes:

  • Diabetes specialization course Intensive diabetes updating for foreign physicians course Practical approach for diabetes nutrition therapy course Diabetes empowerment for physicians for their first contact with people with diabetes course Certified diabetes educator course Diabetic foot empowerment course Diabetes biochemistry course Diabetes empowerment for nurses course.
  • We  also work very closely with the Minister of Public Health; cooperating with our authorities to write national guidelines and consensus documents in order to improve the care and assistance of people with diabetes and the associated comorbidities, such as, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidaemia.
  • We believe that our participation at the World Diabetes Congress will be an interesting and positive experience for us, to learn from other communities around the world on how to improve our management of this prevalent disease.

Dr Leon E. Litwak
President of the Argentinean Society of Diabetes


Hotel Accommodation

Hotel booking made easy! Congress Solution International (CSI) is the time and cost-effective way of securing hotel accommodation for the congress. Registered group and individual participants can contact CSI for available rooms online. Find out more.


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