IDF Congress

Last update: 25/11/2020

The IDF Congress is a core activity of the 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.

The next IDF Congress will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 6-9 December 2021.

The IDF Congress is complemented by a series of live educational events focusing on diabetes complications, the first of which took place in Hyderabad, India, in October 2018.

IDF Diabetes Complication Congress 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IDF has felt it necessary to take the difficult decision of postponing the IDF Diabetes Complications Congress 2020, planned in Lisbon, Portugal on 3-5 December. The Congress will be rescheduled to the 3-5 November 2022 at the same venue and with a similar format. For any enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IDF Congress 2019 - Busan, Korea

The global diabetes community gathered in Busan, Korea for the IDF Congress 2019 on 2-6 December 2019

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