IDF Congress

The global diabetes community will unite again at the IDF Congress 2019 in Busan, Korea on 2-6 December 2019.

The Call for Topics for the IDF 2019 Congress is now open. Submit topics you would like to see covered at the congress by the deadline of 14 May 2018.

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IDF Complications and Foot Congress 2018

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 IDF Complications and Foot Congress 2018 will be held in Hyderabad, India, on October 24-27 2018. Find out more.

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Create your Hyderabad 2018 profile and use it to register (individual and groups), submit abstracts, apply for a grant and access congress information including the scientific programme.

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IDF Congress 2017

Delegates from over 160 countries joined together at the IDF 2017 Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 4 to 8 December 2017 under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and with high level participation from the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.

The scientific programme provided the latest developments in diabetes clinical practice, management, education, prevalence and public health issues. The broad nature of the programme targeted all professionals in the field of diabetes, from clinicians and physicians to educators, public health specialists, epidemiologists, as well as policy makers and advocates. With over 160 hours of sessions, 330 top-level speakers, 1000 posters and a record 25 CME credits, the IDF 2017 programme provided delegates with an invaluable learning experience through varied and innovative sessions. Go to the scientific programme.

More than 40 international exhibitors saw a prestigious opening of the exhibition floor, led by the Chairman of the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Butti Bin Mohammed Al Hamad and the Director General of the Department of Health, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, and over 100 IDF Member Associations showcased their activities in the Global Village. 

The Exhibition floor remained lively and engaging throughout the congress with attractive e-poster sessions, food trucks, inviting networking spaces and a well-attended Diabetes Spotlight for short and informative programme and industry sessions.

CME certificate

The IDF Congress 2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 25 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) and by the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, for a maximum of 22.5 credits hours. Approval Code: 171007.

To obtain your CME certificate, please access your congress profile, click on “my certificate”, complete the congress evaluation and then print your certificate. If you do not know your congress profile login details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Certificate of attendance

To obtain your IDF Congress 2017 certificate of attendance, please access your congress profile, click on “my certificate” and then “print your certificate of attendance”.

For more Facts & Figures please refer to our Congress Library and the Photo Gallery capturing the best moments of the IDF 2017 and the 5K@IDF

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