IDF Europe Symposium at EASD: Erase Diabetes Together (October 5, 2023)

14 August 2023

Erase diabetes together: How do we mobilise people living with diabetes, healthcare professionals and policy makers to prevent diabetes and its complications?

During the 59th EASD Annual Meeting on October 2-6, IDF Europe will hold a symposium on how to mobilise PwD, HCPs and policy makers to lower the risk of diabetes and its complications.

During the event, speakers representing the perspective of various diabetes stakeholders will share their insights on collaborative efforts to halt the rise in the number of people living with the condition and the development of diabetes-related complications.

The Symposium will take place on October 5, from 14:00-15:30 CEST, at the Chicago Hall, Hamburg Exhibition and Congress, Germany. 


Symposium chaired and moderated by Prof. João Raposo, Medical Director, Portuguese Diabetes Association

14.00-14:05: Welcome and introduction

Prof. Nebojša M. Lalić, Chair, IDF Europe

14.05-15.05: Perspectives from the various stakeholders

14.0514.15     Person living with Type 2 Diabetes’ perspective

Ms Katerina Stankova, T2D advocate, North Macedonia

14.15-14.25 Person living with Type 1 Diabetes’ perspective 

Ms Cajsa Lindberg, T1D advocate, Sweden 

14.25-14.35 Healthcare professional’s perspective: access to care in focus 

Prof. Leszek Cupryniak, Head of the Department of Diabetology and Internal Medicine at the Warsaw Medical University, Poland 

14.25-14.45 Researcher’s perspective and the use of technology 

Prof. Tadej Battelino, Head of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia 

14.45-14.55 Policy maker’s perspective 

Dr Gauden Galea  (remotely), Strategic Adviser to the Regional Director, Special Initiative on NCDs and Innovation, WHO Regional Office for Europe  

14.55-15.05 IDF Europe’s perspective 

Prof. Nebojša M. Lalić, Professor of Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia 

15:05 – 15:25 Panel discussion 

15:25 – 15:30 – Wrap up & closing remarks

Prof. Tadej Battelino, Chair Elect, IDF Europe