The IDF's World Diabetes Congresses are held every two years. The next congress is scheduled from 30th November 2015 – 04 December 2015, in Vancouver, Canada. The YLD Leadership Training is held prior to the congress and afterwards the Young Leaders will of course attend the congress.
Below you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about YLD. If your question is not in the list, please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form on the bottom of this page
YLD leadership training and World Diabetes Congress 2015
Please send a message to the YLD through the "Contact us" form below. Make sure to include the details about yourself, your organization, and why you want to schedule a meeting. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Becoming a Young Leader
The YLD application process opened in 2015 & will close April 15th for the YLD meeting at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver in 2015. All the application forms have been sent to the local Diabetes Association who are members of the International Diabetes Federation – so please make contact with your local association.
If you have any questions regarding the YLD programme, please have a look at the FAQs or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to be kept up to date about the Young Leaders in Diabetes programme and the application process for 2015, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter .
- You have diabetes (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or any other type of diabetes)
- You are between 18 and 30 years of age
- An IDF Member Association supports your application (click here for a list of IDF Member Associations)
A new batch of Young Leaders is inducted and trained every two years at the YLD meeting prior to and during the World Diabetes Congress. The next YLD Training Programme will be held in Vancouver from 24 November to 4 December 2015. For each batch, the IDF Member Associations can nominate one new Young Leader (along with the ones from the last batch).
Each Young Leader is expected to take up a project, under the supervision of their Member Association, which aims at benefitting people with diabetes (please read the mission and vision statements of the YLD on the website). A project progress report, signed by an executive officer of the IDF Member Association in the Young Leader's particular country will be requested by the Chair of the YLD. For a list of projects of the Young Leaders, please see our website's section on YLD Activities.
Collaborating with the YLD programme
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