A call to create a European diabetes registry and a parliamentary working group in the European Parliament

19 November 2019

Brussels, November 19, 2019 – Press release  On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation Europe Region (IDF Europe) held a symposium at the European Parliament, under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency hosted by MEPs Heidi Hautala and Sirpa Pietikäinen.

The event concluded with MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen and IDF Europe Chair, Prof Dr Sehnaz Karadeniz, calling for further collaboration and the set up of a renewed Interparliamentary Diabetes Working Group which was broadly supported by the symposium participants.  Another strong emphasis was put on the need to establish an European Diabetes Registry.  Full press release available here.



From left to right—Dr Athanasios Gerakis, European Commission, Marjatta Stenius-Kaukonen, former MP and MEP for Finland, MEPs Heidi Hautala and Sirpa Pietikäinen, Prof Massimo Massi-Benedetti, Prof Dr Sehnaz Karadeniz, IDF Europe Chair