The Portuguese member, Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal (APDP), organised its 93rd anniversary celebration on 13 May in Lisbon, Portugal.
The ceremony celebrated the fact that APDP is the oldest diabetes association in the world. IDF Europe Board Member and APDP president, José Manuel Boavida, welcomed the guests, including Lisbon’s Mayor, Fernando Medina, who seized the moment to highlight the need for improved mobility in the city and reduced motor vehicle traffic.
Every year, during its anniversary ceremony, APDP also celebrates people who have lived 50 years or more with diabetes. Look at the anniversary photos here: https://apdp.pt/noticias/apdp-ha-93-anos-a-apoiar-pessoas-com-diabetes/
Exhibition “Ernesto Roma – Life and Work”
On the occasion of APDP’s 93rd anniversary, the association organised an exhibition “Ernesto Roma – Life and Work”, Secção Regional Norte da Ordem dos Médicos in Porto, which was open to visits from July 9 to 19.
The exhibition was a recognition of Ernestor Roma’s life and work, one of the most distinguished figures in medicine in Portugal in the 20th century. He was the founder of the worls’s first diabetes association (APDP Diabetes Portugal) and was a pioneer in association work and therapeutic patient education.
Lean more on this exhibition here: https://apdp.pt/atividades/inaugurada-exposicao-sobre-ernesto-roma-no-porto/