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International Diabetes Epidemiology Group

The International Diabetes Epidemiology Group (IDEG) was founded in 1979 in response to the recognition of the growing impact of the diabetes epidemic. The mission of IDEG is to forge collaboration and exchange ideas and data on the epidemiology of diabetes to better understand and explore its causes and consequences. To this end, the primary activity of the IDEG is a symposium held every two to three years as a satellite to the World Diabetes Congress (WDC) held by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This symposium serves as a platform to foster collaboration among researchers and practitioners in diabetes epidemiology worldwide.

In December 2021, IDEG will hold its 17th Symposium in Thailand.  A one-day epidemiology training course targeted at trainees and young researchers will also take place prior to the symposium. Details will be provided closer to the meeting date. The current president of the IDEG is Dr Edward Gregg.

About Us

How IDEG began..

Ideas of having a periodic international diabetes epidemiology meeting was first raised  by a group of diabetes researchers (including Drs Kelly West, Harry Keen, John Jarrett, Paul Zimmet, and Peter Bennett) at the IDF Congress in Dehli, (31st Oct-Nov 5th, 1976).

 

At a subsequent meeting in 1979 in the outskirts of Vienna, ahead of the main IDF Congress, IDEG was formed, with Dr Kelly West elected as the first chairperson, and Dr John Jarrett as the secretary.

 

Since then, IDEG has organized regular meetings on diabetes epidemiology every 2-3 years.

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We welcome all!

Physicians, epidemiologists, students and researchers with interest in diabetes and diabetes epidemiology. Audience also includes other healthcare professionals/researchers and students in fields related to diabetes.

 

Past IDEG

Symposia

​2019 

Seoul, South Korea

Chair of the local organizing committee:

Dae Jung Kim and Hyeon Chang

President: Bruce Duncan, Brazil

2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Chair of the local organizing committee: Jaakko Tuomilehto

President: Dianna Magliano, Australia

 

2015

Vancouver, Canada

Chair of local organizing committee: Jeffrey Johnson

President: Ronald Ching Wa Ma, China

 

2013 

Melbourne, Australia

Chair of local organizing committee: Jonathan Shaw

President: Edward Boyko, USA

 

2011

Sharjah, UAE

Chair of local organizing committee: Nabil Suliman

President: Jonathan Shaw, Australia

 

2009

Quebec City, Canada 

Chair of local organizing committee: Jean-Pierre Depres

President: Nicholas Wareham, UK

 

2006

Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Chair of local organizing committee: Naomi (Dinky) Levitt

President: Maria Inês Schmidt, Brazil

2003

Tours, France 

President: Beverly Balkau, France

2000

Acapulco, Mexico 

Chair of local organizing committee: Melchor Alpizar

President: Jaakko Tuomilehto, Finland

 

1997

Savonlinna, Finland 

President: Jaakko Tuomilheto, Finland

1994

Himeji, Japan 

President: Naoko Tajima, Japan

 

1991

Williamsburg, Virginia 

President: Peter Bennett, USA

 

1988

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 

Chair of local organizing committee: Gordon Senator

President: Hilary King, USA

 

1985

Madrid, Spain 

Harry Keen and John Jarrett, UK

 

1982

Nairobi, Kenya 

Harry Keen and John Jarrett, UK

1979

Vienna, Austria 

Formation of IDEG:

Kelly West, John Jarrett, Harry Keen, Maureen Harris, Paul Zimmet, Peter Bennett

Elected Kelly West as Chairman and John Jarrett as Secretary of IDEG

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