Over 40 years after the IDF Congress was held in New Delhi, IDF returns to India with the first of a new series of live educational events focusing on diabetes complications with particular emphasis on the diabetic foot. Join us in Hyderabad and be part of this exciting new initiative!
The congress will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. The 4-day congress with 5 parallel sessions will also include an exhibiton on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October 2018, that will provide delegates with the opportunity to discover the latest in diabetes complications care and technology.
Contact us to secure your presence at the IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018.
The increase in rates of diabetes across the globe brings with it an increase in diabetes complications. Poor diabetes management, whether through lack of education, limited access to care or undiagnosed conditions, means that diabetes complications are a real problem in most countries. A large number of people with diabetes are unaware of having complications. It is estimated that every 30 seconds a lower limb or part of a lower limb is lost to amputation somewhere in the world as a consequence of diabetes.1
IDF has launched a new series of live educational events to tackle the issues around diabetes complications. These biennial events will cover diabetes complications and highlight one specific complication at each event. The first in this series will focus on the diabetic foot.
The aim of the IDF Complications and Foot Congress 2018 is to provide participants with the latest research, treatments and tools to limit and treat diabetes complications. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes.
Foot - Peripheral Arterial Disease
Foot - Ulcers and Infection
Foot - Neuropathy
Cardiovascular Disease - Risk Factors
Cardiovascular Disease - Coronary Heart Disease and Heart Failure
Call for topics
Do you have a suggestion for a topic you that you would like to see covered at the IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018?
Please let us know by contributing to the “Call for Topics”. Please submit your suggestions by 2 February 2018.
The IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018 will be accepting abstracts that fall under any of the 7 programme streams.
The “Call for Abstracts” runs from 26 February to 30 March 2018.
Organising Committee Chair - Shaukat Sadikot, India
Dr Shaukat Sadikot from India is Immediate Past President of the International Diabetes Federation (2016-2017). He is also President of DiabetesIndia and presently works as a Consultant in Endocrinology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai. He has been actively involved with the cause of diabetes and associated metabolic disorders for the past 30 years. Dr Sadikot is the editor of the International Scientific Journal “Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews”.
Dr Ammar Ibrahim is a surgeon, specialised in diabetic foot care since 1996. He became Head of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at the Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición (INDEN) in Santo Domingo in 1999 and has been the General Director of INDEN since 2007. His position as General Director of the most important hospital for diabetes in the Dominican Republic has allowed him to establish connections with people with diabetes and their relatives not only as a physician but also as an administrator, educator, and supporter.
Deputy Programme Committee Chair - Lawrence Harkless, USA
Recently retired, Dr Lawrence Harkless is Founding Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and was Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery and Biomechanics at the Western University of Health Sciences. He has educated thousands of students, residents, physicians and healthcare providers about the complexities of diabetic foot complications and the importance of preventative foot care for people with diabetes as well as operating his own private practice.
National Advisory Committee Chair - Banshi Saboo, India
Dr. Banshi Saboo is an experienced Physician specialising in diabetes. He began private practice at Ahmedabad in 1998 at "Dia Care - Diabetes Care & Hormone Clinic", which has over the years expanded into an advanced diabetes care centre, with research facilities as well. Dr. Saboo is also attached to many multispeciality hospitals in Ahmedabad as a Consultant Diabetologist. He is a member of a large number of medical associations, and is actively involved in several of them as a committee member and/or in an executive or governing role.
IDF Complications and Foot Congress 2018 registration rates
Early Rate (payment received on or before 30 June)
Standard Rate (payment received on or before 15 October)
Onsite Rate (24-27 October)
(1) This reduced rate is available for healthcare professionals other than medical doctors.This reduced rate is also available for medical doctors of 35 years or younger at the time of the congress. Applicants for this rate must provide a copy of their ID/passport (for young doctors) and professional ID (for healthcare professionals). (2) This reduced rate is available for participants who are students at the time of the congress. This rate is not applicable to persons holding a post-doctorate degree. Applicants for the student rate must provide a copy of their valid student ID. This reduced rate is available for participants who are citizens AND residents of a low-income economy as per World Bank classification. (3) This reduced rate is available for participants who are citizens AND residents of India.
Applications for special rates must be accompanied by a copy of an official document. If no proof is included with the registration, the regular rate will apply.
Payment should preferably be made by credit card (Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa or American Express). Please indicate the card owner’s name (as shown on the card) and the expiry date.
Payments can also be done by direct bank transfer, without charges to the beneficiary:
Beneficiary name: IDF Account name: IDF 2018 Congress Account number / IBAN: BE67 6451 4103 3587 Swift code / Routing: BIC JVBABE 22 Bank name: Bank J. Van Breda & Co Bank address: Vlaanderenstraat 53, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
The name and address of the participant should be clearly stated on the bank transfer. Please bear in mind that an international bank transfer can take up to 10 days to reach our account. If payment is not received by the corresponding deadline (early or standard registration), the subsequent rate will automatically apply.
Group registration rates are available for groups of at least 10 participants. One contact person should coordinate with the Congress Secretariat. All registration information will be sent to the group contact person, who will then be responsible for distribution to the group. The group contact person will receive detailed instructions on how to collect the group’s registration badges.
Group registration will be available as of 1 February 2018.
Individual delegates requiring an official letter of invitation from the Congress Organiser can download the letter from their congress profile once full registration payment has been received by IDF.
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018, the first in a new series of live educational events developed by the International Diabetes Federation to tackle the issues around diabetes complications.
Diabetes currently affects 425 million adults, a total that is set to reach 629 million by 2045. When not appropriately managed, all types of diabetes can result in complications affecting many parts of the body, leading to frequent hospitalization and early death.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, with one out of four diabetes inpatient costs a consequence of cardiovascular complications. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults. The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is up to ten times higher in people with diabetes. Pregnant women with diabetes are at increased risk of maternal and foetal complications.
Losing a limb is one of the most feared complications of diabetes and a major medical problem worldwide. The Diabetic Foot has therefore been chosen as the primary focus for IDF 2018. Foot ulceration is the most frequently recognized complication, estimated to affect up to 26 million people with diabetes worldwide.
India, home to the second largest number of diabetes cases (73 million in 2017), is the ideal setting for IDF 2018. With over half of people currently living with diabetes in the country estimated to be undiagnosed, there is urgency to increase awareness and knowledge of diabetes and its associated complications among health professionals to promote screening and early diagnosis to improve health outcomes and help save lives.
IDF 2018 will feature over 100 invited speakers from around the world; a dynamic programme, spread over seven streams, that will provide participants with the latest research, treatments and tools to limit and treat diabetes complications; and a lively exhibition showcasing the latest advances in diabetes complications care and technology.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hyderabad for an inspirational educational event that will help shape a better future for people affected by diabetes.
Prof Nam H Cho President, International Diabetes Federation
Dr Shaukat Sadikot Chair, Organizing Committee
Dr Ammar Ibrahim Chair, Programme Committee
Dr Banshi Saboo Chair, National Advisory Committee