Watch now: ‘Imagining the next 100 years of diabetes’

11 January 2021

We are very pleased with the interest and excitement around our upcoming webinar ‘Imagining the next 100 years of diabetes’. The webinar will take place on Friday, January 22nd, 17.00-18.30 CET. If you have not yet had the chance to register, you can do so here.

2021 will mark the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of insulin, the first milestone of a fascinating scientific journey that continues to save millions of lives across the world. Today, it still is the only effective treatment for people with type 1 diabetes and an important therapy for some people with type 2 diabetes. But what does the future of diabetes treatment hold? What are the most promising approaches? Will the next 100 years bring a cure? What are people with diabetes’ hopes and/or dreams? Join our webinar to hear from them and from experts from a variety of areas.

One part of the webinar entails a discussion of questions collected from the public prior to the event. These questions about the future of diabetes in Europe will be put to our panelists on the day and discussed. If you wish to participate, please submit your questions to [email protected], or contact us via our Twitter or Facebook pages. The webinar is aimed at the diabetes community at large and people with diabetes will drive the discussion on the day.

The agenda will proceed as follows:

Moderator: Bastian Hauck

Opening remarks: Prof. Andrew Boulton, IDF President and Dr. Niti Pall, IDF Europe Chair

The discovery of insulin, the first step on a journey of innovations
Series of testimonials on living with diabetes, followed by a presentation on the current diabetes situation, Prof. Konstantinos Makrilakis, IDF Europe Board Member

What the future holds – 100 years from now
Series of 3-5-minute presentations about future innovations, representing different aspects of research/technological developments
➢ Diabetes technologies
➢ Pharmaceutical developments
➢ Other research areas

Confirmed speakers and panellists:
– Tadej Battelino, University Children’s Hospital, Slovenia
– Sufyan Hussain, King’s College, UK
– Eelco de Koning, Leiden University, The Netherlands
– Markku Saraheimo, University of Helsinki, Finland
– Henrik Semb, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Q&A, introduced and moderated by Cajsa Lindberg
A series of questions will be put to the scientists/panellists, which will have been collated prior to the webinar through social media groups. This will be supplemented by live questions from the audience.

Call to action
Panel discussion on the topic of what needs to be done to foster and support innovation

Closing Remarks – IDF Europe Chair-Elect, Prof. Nebojsa Lalic

The final agenda for the event is also available to download here.

We are looking forward to a lively discussion on the 22nd!

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