The IDF Congress is a core activity of the Federation, offering a global platform to discuss a broad range of diabetes issues, from latest scientific advances to cutting-edge information on education, diabetes care, advocacy and awareness. Participants include physicians, scientists, nurses, educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government representatives, policy makers, people with diabetes, IDF members and media.
The IDF Congress is held every two years in a different location around the world. From its first congress held in Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1952 to the most recent congress in Abu Dhabi in 2017, the number of participants has grown from a few hundred to over 12,000 delegates from 180 countries.
The IDF Congress is complemented by a series of live educational events focusing on diabetes complications, the first of which took place in Hyderabad, India, in October 2018.
IDF Congress 2019 - Busan, Korea
The global diabetes community will unite again at the IDF Congress 2019 in Busan, Korea on 2-6 December 2019. IDF 2019 will mark a return to the IDF Western Pacific Region following the successful IDF Congress held in Melbourne in 2013. The region has the largest population of all IDF regions and accounts for close to 40% of all diabetes cases in the world.