IDF Congress

Last update: 16/01/2023

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 World Diabetes 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 Lisbon in 2022, the number of participants has grown from a few hundred to over 12,000 delegates from 180 countries. Visit the Congress Library to view information from recent congresses.

IDF also organises a virtual congress dedicated to diabetes complications. The next IDF Virtual Congress will be held in December 2023. 

IDF Virtual Congress 2023

The IDF Virtual Congress 2023 will take place on 4-7 December 2023, focusing on diabetes complications and diabetes in crisis. Registrations opens on February 1. Learn more.

IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022

The IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022 was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 5-8 December 2022. IDF 2022 attracted over 5600 onsite and online participants from 175 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. Visit the Congress Library to view the scientific programme, e-poster gallery and statistics.

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