Programme highlights

Standard registration rate deadline – 17 September

The deadline for the standard rate is fast approaching. Last chance to benefit from the reduced registration rates for the Congress. Register now.

Online Searchable Programme

The fully searchable programme is now available online. Information about the Congress' Scientific Programme can be sorted and viewed through different search options. This tool will be useful for planning your stay in Dubai.

Programme highlights

(subject to change)

Clinical and Basic Science

  • A new class of drugs: inhibitors of renal glucose transport (Meet-the-expert)
    Speaker: Prof. John Wilding
    8 December 2011, 09:30-10:30
  • New avenues for prevention of b-cell loss in type 1 diabetes (Symposium)
    Speakers: Prof. Paolo Pozzilli, Dr. Jay Skyler, Prof. Chantal Mathieu and Prof. Mikael Knip
    5 December 2011, 08:30-10:30

Education and Integrated Care

  • Education strategies to get the most out of today's diabetes technology (Symposium)
    Speakers: Dr Wiam Hussein, Ms. Anne Belton, Dr. Kshitij Shankhdhar and Dr. Molly Conroy
    8 December 2011, 08:30-10:30

Global Challenges in Health

  • Economic analysis, methods and concepts (Teaching Lecture)
    Speaker: Prof. Philip Clarke
    6 December 2011, 09:30-10:30

Health Systems & Epidemiology

  • Genetic information improves prediction, prevention and control of type 2 diabetes (Debate)
    Speakers: Dr Rob Hanson and Dr Simon Griffin
    8 December 2011, 15:15-17:15

Life with Diabetes

  • Diabetes camps: retreats for young children and people with diabetes (Meet-the-expert)
    Speaker: Dr Manuel Vera Gonzalez
    5 December 2011, 13:00-14:00

International Diabetes Epidemiology Group – IDEG

The International Diabetes Epidemiology Group – IDEG, cordially welcomes you to its 12th Symposium which will be held at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2- 4 December 2011. The Symposium is an Official Academic Satellite Symposium of the World Diabetes Congress Dubai 2011, 4-8 December.

The event will be preceded by a one day IDEG Training Programme, on 1 December 2011. Please register your interest at [email protected].

International Health Agenda

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, have finally been recognised as one of the top global risks, in terms of likelihood and potential economic loss. The UN High Level Meeting from 19-20 September represents the opportunity for governments, the private sector, and civil society to convene and map out a response to the global NCD epidemic. With the right preparation, the Meeting will be a catalyst for major change at the global level, leading to firm commitments from all sides.

The World Diabetes Congress will continue the momentum from the September Meeting and will take into account outcomes and implementation requirements for governments and international organizations.

Hotel Accommodation

Congress Solution International (CSI), IDF's officially appointed housing agency for the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai, is available to assist you in securing hotel accommodation for the Congress. Registered group and individual participants can contact CSI for available rooms online.


Apply in advance for your visa to Dubai. Find out if you need one. Congress Solutions International (CSI) can assist congress participants with their visa application.