About the Organisers
Host: Diabetic Society of Singapore (DSS)
DSS is a non-profit organisation affiliated to the International Diabetes Federation and the National Council of Social Service. The DSS aims to:
- Provide service to people with diabetes and to individuals interested in diabetes
- Undertake activities that promote the general well-being of people with diabetes
- Strive to remove prejudice and ignorance concerning diabetes
About International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is a federation of over 220 member associations from more than 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.
The Federation is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level – from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives. The IDF is divided into seven regions, with the aim of strengthening the work of national diabetes associations and enhancing the collaboration between them.
The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers.
About International Diabetes Federation – Western Pacific Region (IDF-WPR)
The IDF Western Pacific Region (WPR) is the largest of the IDF Regions in terms of population and is the most diverse economically, politically and culturally. The member associations of the WPR from East Asia, the South-East Asian Peninsula and Oceania, represent a substantial proportion of the Region's population. Steps are being taken to expand the membership and to bring in member associations from those parts of the Region which are less well represented – particularly from the South-East Asian Peninsula and Oceania.
About Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD)
The Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) was launched in 2009 to promote diabetes research in Asia. The association comprises of 20 diabetes-related societies and associations from East and Southeast Asia and individual members. It embraces scientists, healthcare professionals, and students from all over the world who are interested in diabetes and related subjects.
The activities of the association include holding an annual scientific meeting in a different Asian city each year, and publishing the official journal, “Journal of Diabetes Investigation” that has recently received the first impact factor 1.861, to improve quality of clinical and basic research on diabetes in this region.