Welcome message from the programme chair

I am pleased to invite you to join the global diabetes health professional community at the IDF Virtual Congress 2023 on 4-7 December. This is the third event in IDF’s educational series focused on diabetes-related complications. At the congress, you will access updates on the latest research, treatments and tools to manage, treat and prevent diabetes complications.

With the increase in diabetes worldwide comes 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 growing public health concern in many countries.

The IDF Virtual Congress 2023 will feature three dedicated streams offering the latest scientific advances in the management and prevention of diabetes complications affecting the cardiovascular system, eyes, kidneys, feet and nerves. A fourth stream will focus on the impact of natural and man-made disasters on people living with diabetes and the long-term effects of Covid-19. All four streams will include the experiences of people living with diabetes, which play a key role in understanding, managing and preventing diabetes complications. 

The opening day of the congress will also spotlight the latest epidemiological and impact data on diabetes complications from the IDF Diabetes Atlas.

Throughout the four days of high-level sessions, participants will have ample opportunities to network with experts and colleagues through our virtual platform.

My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you virtually in December. Together, we can be a force to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes or at risk.

Professor Andrew Boulton
Programme Chair, IDF Virtual Congress 2023