The IDF Congress is a core activity of the International Diabetes Federation, offering a global platform to discuss a broad range of diabetes issues, from latest scientific advances to cutting-edge information on education, diabetes care, advocacy and awareness. Participants include physicians, scientists, nurses, educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government representatives, policy makers, people with diabetes, IDF members and media.
The IDF Congress is held every two years in a different location around the world. From its first congress held in Leiden, the Netherlands, in 1952 to the most recent congress in Busan in 2019, the number of participants has grown from a few hundred to over 12,000 delegates from 180 countries.
IDF Virtual Congress 2021
IDF hosted a global online event on December 6-11, 2021 that featured the latest research on diabetes complications, a stream dedicated to COVID-19 and diabetes and sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition. Learn more.
IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022
The next IDF World Diabetes Congress will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 5-8 December 2022. Hosted in the city that is home to the world’s oldest diabetes association, IDF 2022 will provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange, bringing together the extensive global network of physicians, scientists, nurses, educators, other healthcare professionals, government officials, policy makers, media and diabetes associations that IDF represents.