On behalf of the National and Programme Committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Bangkok, capital city of the Kingdom of Thailand, the land of smiles and one of the most vibrant business destinations with a rich cultural heritage.
The Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) is a superb meeting venue with fully equipped facilities, within convenient reach by BTS sky-train. It is a perfect place for colleagues from around the world to meet and greet, update scientific knowledge, share new data and innovations and exchange experiences.
The scientific programme will cover a wide range of topics relevant to diabetes. Across eight parallel streams, it will address the basic science and biology of diabetes, the development and application of new drugs, therapies and technologies, the latest information from clinical trials, the burden of diabetes and its complications in populations around the globe, the prevention of diabetes, and policy and advocacy issues critical to addressing the diabetes pandemic.
A particular focus on issues relating to women and to the voice of people with diabetes will be a feature of the programme. Speakers will include world-leading experts, early career researchers, and people at the coalface who work with or live with diabetes. A range of different formats from lectures to debates and workshops will present cutting-edge findings and state-of-the-art reviews. The highly interactive environment will encourage exchanges of views and the development of new ideas and collaborations.
We take great pride in the Thai uniqueness, their legendary hospitality and the friendliness of the Thai people and we look forward to welcoming you all to an inspiring and memorable IDF Congress.