Important Dates
21 October 2014
Normal Rate Ends

The definitive medical forum in the Western Pacific Region on the care, prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Hosted by the Diabetic Society of Singapore, the 10th International Diabetes Federation-Western Pacific Region (IDF-WPR) Congress 2014 will be held from 21 to 24 November in Singapore.

Why you must attend this meeting:-

  1. Update yourself on knowledge of diabetes, learn new technological and pharmacological developments and better understand some of the controversies in diabetes care and management.
  2. Attend pre-congress workshops on Diabetes Education, Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion and the latest findings on Bariatric Surgery.
  3. Participate and discuss with basic scientists and researchers in the region and beyond on their seminal papers and studies in our extensive poster and oral presentation sessions.


News & Updates

Delegates attending the 10th IDF-WPR Congress and 6th AASD Scientific Meeting can expect to gain an extensive knowledge on diabetes with the comprehensive conference programme.
3 main tracks include:-

  • Clinical diabetes and therapeutics
  • Behavioural medicine, clinical nutrition, education & exercise
  • Aetiology, disease mechanism and basic science

Visit idfwpr2014.org/programme.html for more information on the Scientific Programme.

Register now to renew friendships and network with your fellow colleagues!


Key International Speakers

The Congress brings together distinguished speakers around the world with the aim to improve levels of clinical and basic research on diabetes in the region. These include:-

- Mobile connectivity and diabetes eHealth
- "Actionable" SMBG for patients using insulin
Emerging data about ARNT and other transcription factors in gene expression and islet dysfunction in type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
David Kerr, MD, FRCPE
Director of Research and Innovation
William Sansum Diabetes Center
Jenny Gunton
Chair of Medicine, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital
President, Australian Diabetes Society
- The usefulness of glucose and lipid control in nephropathy and retinopathy
- Using HbA1c to diagnose diabetes is neither helpful, nor is it accurate
An Asian diabetes phenotype, or a phenotype in transition?

Juliana Chan
Chair Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity
Co-director, IDF Centre of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Jonathan Shaw
Associate Director
Health Services of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
- The evolving paradigm in T2DM treatment with contemporary and complimentary therapeutic strategies
- DPP4 inhibitors: the CV outcomes trials
National diabetes care models: perspective from ASEAN countries
Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences,
University of Toronto
Pongamorn Bunnag
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Type 1 diabetes mellitus in preschool children

Ragnar Hanas, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
The Sahlgrenska Academy
University of Gothenburg
Institute of Clinical Sciences
- Optimising glycemic control to protect renal and cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes- Findings from ADVANCE-ON
- National diabetes care models: perspective from ASEAN countries
Siew Pheng Chan, MBBS (Malaya), FRCP (Edinburgh), AM (Malaya)
Visiting Professor
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist
Endocrine Unit, Department of Medicine
University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Ethnic differences in genome-wide association studies
- Is diabetes truly still a coronary artery disease equivalent?
- The epigenome and its role in diabetes
- Adipose tissue inflammation and B regulatory cell dysfunction
Tai E Shyong
Senior consultant, National University Hospital
Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor, Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School
Takashi Kadowaki, MD, PhD
Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
University of Tokyo
- Epidemic obesity and the rise of type 2 diabetes in Asia
- DPP-4 Inhibitors: Have We Optimized Their Role in the Treatment of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes?
Adiponectin, FGF21 and metabolic homeostasis
Yoon Kun-Ho
Professor of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea
Xu Aimin, PhD, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Director of State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology,
The University of Hong Kong

Click here to view the full preliminary programme now!


All stated dates and timings for this conference are in accordance to the Singapore time, GMT +8.
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Chapter of Endocrinologists
College of Physicians, Singapore