IDF activities @IDF2022

The IDF World Diabetes Congress 2022 features a number of sessions related to the mission and activities of the Federation.

Award lectures

Award Lectures recognise the contributions made by individuals to advance diabetes care and prevention worldwide. One Award Lecture is scheduled for each programme stream.

Tuesday, December 6

Stream: Clinical, Therapeutic and Technology Research
Awardee: Dr David Kerr
10:30-11:15, Auditorium VI/II 

Stream: Diabetes Complications and Comorbidities
Awardee: Professor Sophia Zoungas
15:45-16:30, Auditorium VIII

Wednesday, December 7

Stream: Diabetes in Women
Awardee: Professor Ravi Retnakaran
09:30-10:15, Auditorium III/IV 

Stream: Education and Integrated Care
Awardee: Professor Linong Ji
15:45-16:30, Auditorium V 

Thursday, December 8

Stream: Epidemiology and Public Health
Awardee: Professor Dianna Magliano
15:45-16:30, Auditorium VI/VII 

Stream: Living with Diabetes
Awardee: Renza Scibilia
15:45 – 16:30, Auditorium VIII 

IDF Centenary of Insulin Award

Over the past century, research and innovation have improved care significantly for many people living with diabetes. During the same period, a global network of local, national and transnational diabetes associations has evolved to advocate for improved diabetes care, tackle stigma and prejudice, advance service delivery and provide education and support to people living with diabetes.

IDF will recognise an organisation for outstanding effort to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and host a ceremony to announce the winner of the IDF Centenary of Insulin Award.

  • Wednesday December 7, Auditorium VI/VII, 16:30-17:15
  • Host: Professor Andrew Boulton, IDF President 2020 – 2022

The IDF Centenary of Insulin Award is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lilly Diabetes.

IDF initiatives profiled at the congress

Blue Circle Voices

Blue Circle Voices (BCV) is an IDF initiative that aims to represent the interests of people of all ages living with or affected by diabetes, through a worldwide network of members and other stakeholders. The BCV network draws upon the experiences of people with diabetes and acts as their global voice. Consulting with BCVs will help foster better understanding of the issues and challenges that people with diabetes encounter in our world today to inform the strategies necessary to meet the varying needs of people with diabetes worldwide.

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IDF Centres of Excellence in Diabetes Care

An IDF Centre of Excellence is a clinical or research institute designated by IDF to form part of an international collaborative voluntary network to initiate, coordinate, facilitate and conduct holistic diabetes service and multidisciplinary education in diabetes and other related chronic diseases. Over 20 centres are currently recognised across the seven regions of IDF.

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IDF Diabetes Atlas

The IDF Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative source of evidence on the impact of diabetes worldwide. First published in 2000, it delivers essential information on the estimated and projected global, regional and national prevalence of diabetes for an audience of healthcare professionals, academics, advocates and policy makers. The latest edition was published in 2021.Lea

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IDF School of Diabetes

The IDF School of Diabetes was launched in 2016 to deliver high-quality, evidence-based online diabetes education for health professionals. Since then, it has grown to engage a community of over 71,000 healthcare professionals from 208 countries and territories. Accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the IDF School of Diabetes offers a selection of free and paid courses, bringing training across all regions, and more importantly, making high standard, evidence-based education accessible in low and middle-income countries.

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IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes

IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) is a unique programme that brings together young people living with diabetes to learn from each other and share experiences to improve the lives of people affected by the condition. The programme identifies and supports the development of young leaders within the international diabetes community, empowering and educating them to support IDF’s mission through close collaboration with IDF members.

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Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS)

Launched in 2013, the Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS) project aims to facilitate a safe and supportive school environment for children with diabetes, and promote healthy habits to help prevent type 2 diabetes from a young age. Target groups include children aged 6–14, teachers, school staff, parents and policy makers. KiDS offers a selection of multilingual resources that can be adapted for use in schools at local and national level. The KiDS programme has been implemented in 2,100 schools in 10 countries, engaging over 340,000 students and 19,800 teachers.

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) – marked every year on 14 November – is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign highlights issues of paramount importance to the global diabetes community and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight. It aims to be the global driver for change to reduce the significant human and economic impact of diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by the condition. The WDD 2021-23 theme is “Access to Diabetes Care.

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