The European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD) is a non-profit, medical scientific association. It was founded in 1965 and its headquarters is based in Duesseldorf, Germany. The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application. The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was created by EASD to provide funding in all areas of diabetes research across the entire European Region. It is one of the largest networks for diabetologists worldwide with more than 5,000 active members from over 100 countries throughout the world. EASD holds its Annual Meeting in a different European city each year with more than 15,000 delegates from over 130 countries attending. The scientific programme includes more than 1,200 talks and presentations on the latest results in diabetes research by leading experts in the field. It has a large number of Study Groups focusing on specific aspects of diabetes and its complications and proving a network for specialist in the respective field. Membership is open to scientists, physicians, students, postdocs and fellows, allied health professionals and nurses from all over the world who are interested in the field of diabetes or related diseases. The Association is actively involved in postgraduate education by organising innovative clinical courses all over Europe and beyond as well as organising annually an EASD Scientists Training Course and a Robert Turner Clinical Research Course.
Tuesday, 17 September - Friday, 20 September 2019