The next World Diabetes Congress will be held at the Melbourne Congress and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 2 to 6 December 2013.
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About the Congress
The World Diabetes Congress is one of the largest health-related congresses in the world and the only truly global meeting for diabetes. The congress is organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk, and we are the IDF member organisation for Australia.
Diabetes Australia is delighted that the World Diabetes Congress will be held in Melbourne in December 2013. Held over four days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the congress will bring together over 12,000 delegates who will be able to interact with more than 400 internationally renowned speakers, and over 80 international exhibitors, who will be showcasing their diabetes expertise, research and discoveries in all fields of diabetes.
People with diabetes, and their families, their carers will be able to attend. Don’t miss your chance to help shape the future of diabetes!
By attending the IDF Congress you will:
- Hear the latest findings in diabetes research, new technologies and best practice techniques from around the world
- Have access to a wide range of diabetes-related healthcare professionals, associations, policy-makers and other people with diabetes from across the globe
- Learn more about diabetes self-management programs from around the world and meet people and health professionals working for people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
- Be able to meet and share your stories with other people affected by diabetes
To find out more about the congress on the World Diabetes Congress Website.
The Congress Program
There will be seven program streams including the five streams:
- Basic and Clinical Science
- Education and Integrated Care
- Global Challenges in Health
- Living with Diabetes
- Public Health and Epidemiology
Two new streams have been added for 2013 congress, they are:
- Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples
- Diabetes Research in the 20th Century: a Historical Perspective
The new streams acknowledge the growing concern about the increase of diabetes in certain populations, and will put into context the advances in diabetes research, treatment and management practices of the previous 100 years.
You can also attend the global village and other attractions where people affected by all types of diabetes come together for discussion
Read more on the advance program.
The final Program will be published in November 2013.
Registrations are now available to:
- People who are members of one of the following diabetes consumer organisations:
- Diabetes Australia Victoria
- Diabetes Australia Queensland
- Diabetes Australia WA
- Diabetes Australia Tasmania
- Diabetes ACT
- Diabetes SA
- Healthy Living NT
- Australian Diabetes Council
- People registered on the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS), an initiative of the Commonwealth Government administered by Diabetes Australia.
Ticket price of $99 per day includes:
- Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
- Access to scientific sessions, the global village and related activities
- Congress show bag including program book and pocket program
You can register for one or all of the following days of the congress
- 3rd December
- 4th December
- 5th December (including public concert)
If you need assistance
Please contact Diabetes Australia by firstname.lastname@example.org