Discover the Programme

The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 programme is organised across four streams:

  • Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
  • Eye and kidney
  • Foot and neuropathy
  • COVID-19 and diabetes

The first day will feature special sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021.

Discover the full scientific programme at the link below. Sessions can be browsed by author, date and topic.

Abstract submission is open until July 31. 

Programme at a glance

All times are Central European Time (CET). View this interactive time zone map to see the corresponding times in your area.

Monday, 6 December
10:30-11:30: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition Launch - Part 1
11:30-12:00: Movement break
12:00-13:00: Satellite symposium
13:00-13:15: Movement break
13:15-14:45: Celebrating 100 years of insulin
14:45-15:00: Movement break
15:00-16:00: Satellite symposium
16:00-16:15: Movement break
16:15-17:15: IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition Launch - Part 2
Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 December
12:00-13:30: Session
13:30-13:45: Movement break
13:45-14:45: Satellite symposium
14:45-15:00: Movement break
15:00-16:30: Session
16:30-16:45: Movement break
16:45-17:15: Poster presentation

Programme highlights

Short previews of some of the sessions that will be featured over the six days of the programme. More programme highlights will be added regularly.

Prof Abdul Basit
Global overview of the diabetic foot

Prof Abdul Basit will provide an overview of the the diabetic foot in the IDF Middle-East and North Africa Region, highlighting the importance of the multidisciplinary team in reducing amputation rates.

Dr. Søren Lund Kristensen
Heart failure and diabetes: diagnosis and phenotypes

Dr. Søren Lund Kristensen will discuss the risk and clinical presentation of heart failure in people with diabetes and how this differs from heart failure in people without diabetes, in terms of management and prognosis.

V Mohan
COVID-19 and Diabetes: The Indian Experience – Prevention and clinical management

Dr. V. Mohan will provide a broad overview of the relationship between COVID-19 and diabetes in India, the health outcomes resulting from the virus and the importance of prevention and management in reducing the severity of COVID-19 in people with diabetes.

Prof Mark Cooper
Why do some individuals with diabetes develop kidney disease?

Prof Mark Cooper will discuss the multi-omics approaches that are increasingly being examined to identify and monitor the progression of diabetic kidney disease in people living with diabetes.

Prof Paul J Thornalley
Management of somatic neuropathy

Prof Paul Thornalley will describe the evidence of abnormally low levels of vitamins in clinical diabetic neuropathy and the effect of vitamin supplements.

Anoop Misra
Therapeutic challenges for people with diabetes

Prof. Anoop Misra will discuss the use of non-insulin blood glucose lowering drugs in people with type 2 diabetes and COVID-19.

Bianca Rocca
Debate: Should aspirin be reserved for secondary prevention in type 2 diabetes?

Prof. Bianca Rocca will argue that aspirin should be reserved for secondary prevention in type 2 diabetes.

Edgar Peters
Practical approach to antibiotic choice for infected ulcers

Dr. Edgar Peters will discuss the diagnosis and management of foot ulcers and provide an overview of the practical approach to antibiotic choice for infected ulcers.

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan
Diagnosis and management of foot ulcers

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan will discuss the simple methods that can be used by physicians to make a proper diagnosis of diabetes-related foot ulcers and their risk factors.

Prof. Solomon Tesfaye
Smart technology and new methodology in neuropathy and foot problems

Prof Solomon Tesfaye will present the “one-stop shop” screening for neuropathy and high risk foot.

Prof. Neil Reeves
Mobile apps for detection and diagnosis of foot problems

Prof Neil Reeves will discuss how artificial intelligence can be used to automatically detect diabetic foot ulcers and related pathologies.

Prof Kazem Rahimi
Hypertension – Updates

Prof Kazem Rahimi will present new insights into blood pressure lowering and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Continuing Medical Education

Applications for Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation for physicians and other healthcare professionals will be presented to the national accreditation body and the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). EACCME credits are recognised by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA).

It is expected that the IDF Virtual Congress 2021 will be accredited with approximately 12 hours of CME credits. CME certificates will be available after the event.

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