IDF Europe prizes 2018

25 November 2018

IDF Europe is thrilled to annouce the 2018 IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes winners! Congratulations to our Slovenian member association Zveza društev diabetikov Slovenije for its Long-standing Achievement awarded by Eli Lilly and Company.  Know more about them through our interview with them!

Congratulations as well to Dr Martin Heniwinning the 2018 IDF Europe Young Researcher Prize for its research on the effect of the hormone insulin in the human brain (sponsored by Air Liquide Healthcare). Read ou interesting interview with Dr. Heni here

Learn more on his research

Winners of the IDF Europe prizes 2018

Alojz Rudolf, Vice president of the Zveza društev diabetikov Slovenije, winner of the Long-Standing Achievement prize.

Dr Martin Heni, winner of the Young Researcher Prize, together with Muriel Doucet, Air Liquide Healthcare representative. 
Slovenian assoc
Dr Martin Heni
                                                                      Long-standing Achivement prize is sponsored by Lilly and Company
                                                                                       Young Researcher prize is sponsored by Air Liquide Healthcare


Since 2012, IDF Europe awards two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes yearly to reward excellence, innovation, and commitment in diabetes. These Awards aim at increasing awareness about diabetes and acknowledging outstanding individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes.

In recent years, we have seen the emergence of a new type of communication around health issues where people directly affected by a disease become the focal point for the flow information. Social media, including personal blogs and exchange platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. now play a major role in communicating health messages which, when conveying accurate information, can be a great source of inspiration and support.  It takes time, dedication and talent to provide accurate, frequently updated and interesting information in a format which is of interest to the readers. IDF Europe will starts like recognising this commitment by way of a Social Media Prize in Diabetes next year 2019.

The award for social media is supported by a sponsorship from Eli Lilly and Company.

You can access all past winners at the Hall of Fame