March 21, 2019
This year, the International Diabetes Federation brings its dynamic Congress to Busan, Korea. From December 2-6, the global diabetes community will convene to experience a world-class program. As the Chair of the Program Committee, I am pleased to report that Stream committees are developing scientific sessions that will appeal to delegates from around the world. With 175 hours of scientific sessions and over 300 speakers, the program promises to deliver an exceptional experience. IDF plans for a dynamic Congress are taking shape. The program offers eight streams:
- Basic and Translational Science: Young-Bum Kim and his team offer current progress in basic and translational diabetes research with a focus on the latest advances that are linked to the cause and development of diabetes.
- Clinical and Therapeutic Research: Raimund Weitgasser and his team cover the latest developments in clinical diabetology with a focus on lifestyle, medication and technology for the improvement of diabetes care.
- Diabetes and Women: Ronald Ma and his team focus on all aspects of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy, reproductive health, impact of maternal obesity and complications for mother and offspring.
- Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities: Peter Rossing and his team will include presentations on the wide spectrum of diabetes complications and the latest research on complications and prevention strategies and treatments.
- Diabetes in Society and Culture: Kun-Ho Yoon and his team will focus on all aspects of diabetes in different ethnicities, societies and cultures and how these factors impact interventions, and prevention and management strategies.
- Education and Integrated Care: Sue McLaughlin and her team will present recent research on subjects and developments in clinical practice approaches, tools, and methods in diabetes care, education and support.
- Epidemiology and Public Health: Anthony Hanley and his team will provide global trends of diabetes and its complications, new developments in the identification of risk factors and public health approaches for prevention of this condition.
- Living with Diabetes: Renza Scibilia and her team will provide insight into the perspective, challenges and successes of the person living with diabetes, and their role in healthcare decision-making.