Scientific Programme

The scientific programme of the World Diabetes Congress 2015 will showcase the latest advances in diabetes research, epidemiology and management. By bringing together 300 international speakers the congress will provide delegates with 220 hours of scientific sessions as well as over 1000 posters.

The scientific programme is developed by the Programme Committee chaired by Bernard Zinman.

The programme streams and their leads are:

  • Basic & Clinical Science - Steven Kahn
  • Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples - Malcolm King
  • Education & Integrated Care - Unn-Britt Johansson
  • Global Challenges in Health - Gojka Roglic 
  • Living with Diabetes - Gordon Bunyan
  • Public Health & Epidemiology - Edward Boyko

More information will be available soon.

Download the Advance Programme here.

For all enquiries related to the programme or abstracts please direct your email to

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Applications for Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation for physicians and other healthcare professionals will be presented to the national accreditation body and the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). It is expected that the World Diabetes Congress will be accredited with between 20 and 22 hours of CME credits. CME certificates will be available to print in the registration area and online as of Thursday 3 December 2015.