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Huge international interest in NZ Congress

Huge international interest in New Zealand Congress


The current number of delegates registered for the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Congress in Wellington, New Zealand, from 30 March to 2 April is now over 1,700. This makes the Congress one of the biggest health-related conferences ever held in New Zealand.

Around 70% of the delegates are international visitors and their presence ensures that this Congress will feature presentations, discussions and the latest research from around the Asia Pacific region.

‘This level of international involvement, as well as the absolute importance and complexity of diabetes, gives the Congress the opportunity to really make a difference in the work that is being done in diabetes research, care and management,’ says the Chair of the Diabetes Congress Ltd Board, Eion Edgar.

‘Those of us organising this event are committed to taking this Congress and the theme Diabetes Asia Pacific: Working for Solutions forward to some tangible results. We want to see improvement in the lives of people with diabetes and this level of international buy-in is needed.

Diabetes Congress Ltd is committed to working with Diabetes new Zealand and the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes to assist the New Zealand government to meet its obligation under the United Nations Resolution 61/225, which encourages signatories to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their healthcare systems,’ concludes Mr Edgar.


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