Webinar: Insulin: if not now, when?

Last update: 31/01/2022

January 24, 2022 – 15:00 - 16:15 CET

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This webinar organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) provided the opportunity to mark the centenary of the first successful use of therapeutic insulin, learn about the latest insulin-related developments and highlight the issues millions of people living with diabetes currently experience in accessing this life-saving medicine. This was the second of a series of online events to mark the centenary of the first successful use of therapeutic insulin.

100 years after its discovery, insulin remains beyond the reach of many who depend on it for basic survival. No or limited access to insulin can result in the development of preventable complications and early death. Securing universal access to insulin remains a global challenge. If not now, when?

Speakers included healthcare professionals, academics and people living with diabetes:

  • Prof Andrew Boulton – IDF President, UK
  • Dr Mark Barone – IDF Vice-President, Brazil
  • Dr Bente Mikkelsen – WHO NCDs Department Director, Norway
  • Prof Juliana Chan – Director of Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, Hong Kong, China
  • Dr David Beran – Professor Assistant at University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof João Raposo – Clinical Director of Associação Protectora dos Diabéticos de Portugal
  • Mr Mohammed Seyam – IDF Young Leader in Diabetes, Palestine
  • Ms Osarenkhoe Ethel Chima-Nwogwugwu – IDF Blue Circle Voices member, Nigeria

Download the webinar agendaspeaker biographies and slides here

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