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15,000 to attend World Diabetes Congress in Dubai

Dubai, April 21, 2011

More than 15,000 people from around the world are expected to take part in the biennial World Diabetes Congress to be held in Dubai in December.

The congress, organised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), is scheduled to be held from December 4-8.

IDF’s World Diabetes Congress is one of the largest and most important healthcare congresses in the world. The 2011 Congress will be held in association with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

With the second highest rate of diabetes prevalence globally, the UAE is the logical and strategic choice for IDF’s flagship event. IDF estimates that over 20 per cent of the country’s population could be living with the condition within a generation.

Shortly following the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases in September, the 2011 Congress is being held at an important global juncture for diabetes and non-communicable diseases. IDF hopes that the congress will continue the momentum from this landmark meeting, reflecting on its successes and taking concrete actions on the outcomes and implementation requirements for governments, industry, civil society and multi-lateral organisations, said a statement.
The congress provides the opportunity to discuss a broad range of diabetes issues, from latest scientific advances to cutting-edge information on education, diabetes care, advocacy and awareness.

Participants include physicians, scientists, nurses, educators and other healthcare professionals, as well as government representatives, policy makers, people with diabetes and representatives from IDF member associations.

A variety of session types, from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, “meet the expert” and plenaries, will meet the needs of the various participants that make the World Diabetes Congress such a unique event.  – TradeArabia News Service

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