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International Diabetes Federation Congress 2017

Monday 04 December 2017 - Friday 08 December 2017

Abu Dhabi

Contact: Congress Secretariat - International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Phone: +32 2 5431631Fax: +32 2 4030830

The International Diabetes Federation 2017 Congress will bring together more than 200 speakers, both world-renowned and newcomers, 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and high level participation from the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and other health organisations. At a recent medical meeting held in UAE H.E. Professor Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat, Director General of HAAD said: 

"With the significance of non-communicable diseases in our society, we consider diabetes a top priority. HAAD anticipates a growth in demand for general medical services linked to lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with larger volume increases in outpatient and inpatient settings. Therefore, it is important for the medical community to convene to discuss trends, optimal treatment standards and realistic means of prevention and mitigation of complications.”

International delegates to the IDF congress come from very diverse backgrounds. They include: research scientists, endocrinologists, health professionals such as nurses, general practitioners, dieticians, diabetes educators, as well as health policy makers.

View a full range of statistics from previous IDF congresses.

IDF 2017 will feature more e-poster presentations, lunch sessions on the exhibition floor, more streams, shorter session formats and overflow capacities in every session hall.

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Key Dates


  • 2 January 2017 - Online registration opens 
  • 18 August 2017 - Early-rate deadline 
  • 13 November 2017 - Online registration closes

Abstracts & Grants 

  • 1 February 2017 - Abstract submission and grant application open
  • 21 April 2017 - Abstract submission closes 
  • 28 April 2017 - Grant application closes 
  • Mid-July 2017 - Abstract selection notification 
  • Early-August 2017 - Grant application notification

Scientific programme 

  • June 2017 - Fully searchable scientific programme online 
  • October 2017 - Congress app goes live

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