Diabetes is one of the fastest growing public health problems worldwide. It affects all populations and is increasing everywhere. It causes severe complications and shortens life expectancy significantly. Treatment of diabetes is usually life-long, and therefore expensive. However, there are good news: diabetes and its complications are preventable! By preventing diabetes all the suffering related to this disease and unnecessary costs associated with it can be avoided.
It is now the time to take the next step with the 9th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications to be held inAtlanta, USA, 2 - 4, December 2016. As the earlier Congresses, the coming Congress will combine theory and practice, and will form a forum to disseminate new information, to learn from best practices and to have constructive debates around one of the most important public health issues, the prevention of diabetes and its complications. Although we can declare today that the work targeted to the prevention of diabetes and its complications has been a true success story, there is still a long way to go and many lessons to be learned. The history of public health is full of success stories – let’s make sure that the prevention of diabetes and its complications will be one of them! This conference is also a good opportunity to present and discuss your research works, meet with colleagues and friends from all over the world, and enjoy the pleasant mild climate and the many attractions of the beautiful city of Atlanta.
The congress will be conducted 2 - 4, December 2016 in the beautiful City of Atlanta, USA. We look forward to welcoming you at this unique Event.
Medical Director of Medical Clinic IV of the University of Tübingen Research interests Prevention and therapy of type 2 diabetes (Prof. Dr. Andreas Fritsche), Pathophysiology of pre-diabetes (Prof. Dr. Norbert Stefan), Behavioral neurobiology and metabolism (Prof. Dr. Jan Born)
David M. Nathan
Director, Diabetes Center and Clinical Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis, University of Colorado Denver Anschtuz Medical Campus.
Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor Chief, Division of Endocrinology Director, Diabetes Care Center Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Research University of North Carolina School of Medicine Former President American Diabetes Association
MD, MA, PhD Professor of Public Health University of Helsinki Department of Public Health
Consultant Endocrinologist, Director, EDC, Center for Diabetes Education, Regional Editor, American Diabetes Association, Middle East & North Africa , Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine, Middle East Edition, Member of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research MCDTR, Ann Arbor, Michigan