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IDF Congress 2019, Busan

Dec 02 - 06, 2019   |   Busan, Busan  South Korea
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International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress 2019, Busan is organized by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and will be held from Dec 02 - 06, 2019 at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan, South Korea. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 25 CME Credits.

Conference Description:
IDF 2019 in Busan will provide a unique forum for knowledge exchange and sharing of best practice in diabetes prevention, education and treatment, helping to foster the collaborations, connections and political breakthroughs that are required to reduce the impact of diabetes on our societies.

The IDF 2019 scientific programme will deliver 160 hours of scientific sessions, 300 speakers and 1000 posters, over 3 and a half days. With innovative and interactive sessions, the programme will provide top quality presentations from high-level speakers. Spreading knowledge to healthcare professionals in all fields of diabetes and at all experience levels, IDF 2019 will improve healthcare practice and enhance the lives of people with diabetes.

IDF 2019 - Programme Stream Descriptions & Learning Objectives:
The IDF 2019 scientific programme is comprised of eight streams. The descriptions and learning objectives for each stream are listed below.

Basic and Translational Science:
Stream Description:

This stream deals with recent progress in both basic and translational diabetes research and also focuses on the latest advances that are linked to the etiopathogenesis of diabetes mellitus.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Basic and Translational Science stream, the participant will be able to:
• Understand the latest advances in basic research related to the pathogenesis and treatment of diabetes mellitus
• Understand evidence-based research that will affect the people with diabetes across the world
• Take the evidence and underpinnings of current translational research and be able to apply them to the interpretation of the clinical setting
• Better understand the cause of diabetes mellitus

Clinical and Therapeutic Research :
Stream Description:
This stream deals with recent progress in clinical diabetology with the focus on lifestyle, medication, and technology for improvement of diabetes care.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Clinical and Therapeutic Research stream the participant will be able to:
• Understand current treatment approaches and use them in a patient-centered, individualized form
• Understand the integration of results of clinical trials and real-world data into daily care for persons with diabetes
• Choose clinically relevant diagnostic and therapeutic tools according to an evidence-based background
• Apply the most up-to-date research including technical advances to daily clinical practice

Diabetes and Women:
Stream Description:
This stream focuses on all aspects relating to hyperglycemia in pregnancy including diabetes complicating pregnancy as well as gestational diabetes. It will cover aspects ranging from updates on the epidemiology, diagnosis and latest management of hyperglycemia in pregnancy, the impact of maternal obesity, diabetes and reproduction, the short-term and long-term complications for mother and offspring and public health impact and socio-economic considerations.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Diabetes and Women stream the participant will be able to:
• Understand that hyperglycemia in pregnancy (HIP) is one of the most common medical conditions women encounter during pregnancy
• Understand that HIP is associated with a higher incidence of maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, perinatal and neonatal morbidity and long-term consequences for both mother and child
• Understand that pregnancy offers a window of opportunity to establish services, improve health and prevent intergenerational transmission of non-communicable diseases
• Achieve a broad understanding of the relevance of developmental origins of diabetes
• Take the evidence and underpinnings of current clinical research and the latest treatment updates of HIP and be able to apply them to the interpretation of clinical data
• Apply the advanced evidence-based research regarding HIP to clinical practice

Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities :
Stream Description:
This stream deals with the basic and clinical science of diabetic complications including the latest research on the aetiology of complications, prevention strategies, and treatments.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities stream the participant will be able to:
• Understand the epidemiology, physiopathology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the complication developed in the session
• Decide how to individualize the diagnostic, prevention and treatment tools in the setting where he/she operates as a healthcare practitioner
• Define the appropriate moment to refer the patient to a level of greater complexity

Diabetes in Society and Culture :
Stream Description:
This stream will deal with all aspects of the vulnerability of diabetes in different ethnicities, societies, and cultures and how these impact the design of interventions and prevention and management strategies.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Diabetes in Society and Culture stream the participant will be able to:
• Better understand the complexity of real-life interventions for primary and secondary prevention and chronic care management of diabetes
• Define how environmental and cultural factors influence the management of diabetes and the life of people with diabetes
• Identify roles and responsibilities for improving the life of people with diabetes according to opportunities and barriers present in different societies and cultures

Education and Integrated Care :
Stream Description:
This stream will present cutting-edge research and clinical practice approaches, tools, and methods in diabetes care, education, and support from around the world.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Education and Integrated Care stream, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss the evolving roles and responsibilities of diabetes educators in the research, clinical, and community settings and the use of innovative methods for delivering quality diabetes care and education and achieving positive outcomes
• Compare and contrast various approaches to lifestyle modification and describe ways to integrate a new method, tool or treatment modality in your practice to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes
• Describe a new model, technological advance, or change in workflow that will enable members of the health care team to heighten the quality and effectiveness of care and support provided to patients with diabetes and their caregivers
• Identify obstacles to providing effective diabetes care and education in various regions of the world and discuss potential solutions and engagement of stakeholders to meet the challenges

Epidemiology and Public Health :
Stream Description:
This stream focuses on global trends in the burden of diabetes and its complications, new developments in the identification of risk factors, and public health approaches for prevention of this condition and its sequelae.

Learning Objectives:
After attending sessions in the Epidemiology and Public Health stream the participant will be able to:
• Describe the latest trends in the global incidence and prevalence of diabetes, its complications, and its most impactful risk factors
• Understand how current epidemiological data can be used to help shape the implementation of future public health policy and healthcare initiatives
• Conceptualize the translation of successful primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies from projects presented at the sessions into future innovative prevention programmes.

Living with Diabetes :
Stream Description
This stream will provide insight into the perspective, day-to-day challenges and successes of the person with diabetes. The role of people affected by diabetes in healthcare decision making and the design of health care delivery systems to address the diabetes epidemic will be presented.

Learning Objectives:
After attending a session in the Living with Diabetes stream the participant will be able to:
• Recognize and better understand some of the day-to-day challenges faced by people living with diabetes
• Consider how people with diabetes can be included in all aspects of healthcare programme design and development
• Identify technologies with potential for positive impact on diabetes management
• Be a powerful enabler of an advocate for positive self-care

That will build on the learnings and experiences of previous IDF Congresses and continue to explore new areas in diabetes research, education and public health. Key objectives include improving the understanding of the global diabetes pandemic and influencing the implementation of healthcare initiatives to improve the lives of people of diabetes and those at risk. A dedicated stream on living with diabetes will again give prominence to the role of people affected by diabetes in healthcare decision-making and design.

About the Conference Venue: 
IDF 2019 will be held at the BEXCO Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO). Opened in 2000, the spacious centre provides the ideal layout to host the IDF Congress, featuring a beautiful auditorium, an adjacent modern convention hall and a large exhibition centre of more than 26.000 sqm. 

Speakers: Professor Edward J. Boyko, Professor Moon-Kyu Lee

Time: 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Sue McLaughlin
Sue McLaughlin

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

Renza Scibilia
Renza Scibilia

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes



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Registration Desk

Contact No. : +32-2-538 55 11
+32 2 5431632
Abstraction date:
April 19, 2019


Registration Type Last Date Price
Regular rate (MD, group) Standard Fee 13 Nov,2019 EUR 880.00
Reduced rate for HP and young MD Standard Fee 13 Nov,2019 EUR 600.00
Low-income economy countries Standard Fee 13 Nov,2019 EUR 330.00
Student Standard Fee 13 Nov,2019 EUR 110.00
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Venue Address

Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO)
55 APEC-ro, U-dong, Haeundae
Busan, Busan, South Korea

Official Hotels


Haeundae Centum Hotel,

20 Centum 3-ro, U-dong,

Haeundae, Busan, South Korea ,

+82 51-720-9000


Paradise Hotel Busan,

296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Jung-dong,

Haeundae, Busan, South Korea ,

+82 51-742-2121


Park Hyatt Busan,

Marine city 1-ro, U-dong, Haeundae,

Busan, Busan, South Korea ,

+82 51-990-1234

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