IDF 2017 Abu Dhabi

What can you expect?

More than 200 speakers, both world-renowned and newcomers, 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and high level participation from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and other health organisations. At a recent medical meeting held in UAE H.E. Professor Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat, Director General of HAAD said: 

"With the significance of non-communicable diseases in our society, we consider diabetes a top priority. HAAD anticipates a growth in demand for general medical services linked to lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with larger volume increases in outpatient and inpatient settings. Therefore, it is important for the medical community to convene to discuss trends, optimal treatment standards and realistic means of prevention and mitigation of complications.”

Who else will be there?

International delegates to the IDF congress come from very diverse backgrounds. They include: research scientists, endocrinologists, health professionals such as nurses, general practitioners, dieticians, diabetes educators, as well as health policy makers.

View a full range of statistics from previous IDF congresses.

What’s new?

IDF 2017 will feature more e-poster presentations, lunch sessions on the exhibition floor, more streams, shorter session formats and overflow capacities in every session hall.

With such a charged programme, featuring over 160 hours of scientific sessions and many other educational activities, it is very important to rest your mind and unwind. For the first time IDF will be running lunch-time exercise classes. Participate in relaxing class of Yoga or Tai Chi to refresh yourself for the afternoon. Stretch your body, boost your metabolism and refocus your mind so that you are able to take advantage of everything IDF 2017 has to offer!

Key dates


18 August 2017: Early-rate deadline

13 November 2017: Online registration closes

Abstracts & Grants

Abstract submission and grant application are now closed

Mid-July 2017 – Abstract selection notification

14 to 28 July – Late-breaking abstract submission

Early August 2017 – Grant application notification

Scientific programme 

Fully searchable scientific programme now online

September 2017 - Congress app goes live

Meet Abu Dhabi

Explore the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ADNEC , the venue of the IDF 2017 Congress.

A beautiful and easy to navigate congress centre; spacious and bright and ideal to host our exhibition, poster area, the Global Village and sessions; all located on the ground floor.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the country's largest emirate with over 1.6 million residents and an ultra-modern infrastructure which befits its status as the economic and political hub of the UAE. 

It ranks high on the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 by the World Economic Form being the second safest destination of all 136 countries assessed with an outstanding air transport infrastructure.

The city has a diverse and multicultural society that welcomes people from all over the world; hospitality is deeply rooted in the people’s culture and history.

What would you like to see at IDF 2017?

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