The International Diabetes Federation has decided to postpone the IDF Congress 2021 scheduled to take place in Bangkok from 6-9 December. We have taken this decision in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty with regard to international travel and a concern to keep our community safe. We remain committed to Thailand as a destination for our congress and will look for a suitable future date to host our community in Bangkok.
In 2021, IDF will host a Virtual Congress on December 6-11.
The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 will feature the latest research on diabetes complications in three separate streams - Cardiovascular and Hypertension, Eye and Kidney, Foot and Neuropathy - along with a stream dedicated to COVID-19 and diabetes. The first day will feature sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the IDF Virtual Congress 2021. This is the second in a new IDF series of educational events focused on tackling the issues around complications associated with diabetes.
Our Congress will feature the latest research on diabetes complications in three separate streams (Cardiovascular and Hypertension, Eye and Kidney, Foot and Neuropathy) and a new stream dedicated to COVID-19 and diabetes and on the first day, sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the launch of the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021”.
The increase in rates of diabetes across the globe brings with it an increase in diabetes complications. Poor diabetes management, whether through lack of education, limited access to care or undiagnosed conditions, means diabetes complications are a real problem in most countries.
Following the successful launch of this new congress series in Hyderabad, India in 2018 this meeting gives an update on the latest research, treatments and tools to manage, treat and prevent diabetes complications. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes.
The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 is organised in collaboration with the Portuguese Diabetes Association (APDP) and my colleagues and I are looking forward to meeting you soon.
Professor Andrew Boulton President, International Diabetes Federation