For the second time in Latin America, we have the opportunity to organize the World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications in Lima, Peru. Since the first Congress which took place in Copenhague (Denmark) almost 24 years ago, the interest in the prevention of diabetes has been growing thanks to the studies demonstrating the efficacy of interventions in high-risk individuals. The same has happened with the early detection and multifactorial treatment of diabetes and its complications which has reduced the burden of the disease.
Now we need to implement the results at the regional and local level and the main purpose of this 11th Congress is to summon all the experts working on prevention strategies in the real world to exchange their experiences and find ways to collaborate with groups interested in developing projects in this field. It will also offer the opportunity to update our knowledge on these topics.
After being around the world through cities such as Fiuggi (Italy), Hong Kong (China), Chennai (India), Helsinki (Finland), Dresden (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Edinburgh, it is now beautiful Lima's turn, capital from Peru. There, amidst a modern scenery and a colonial city, we hope to offer you our best hospitality and assure a scientific meeting of the highest standards. To achieve this, our three Scientific Societies working in the field of diabetes have joined their efforts: the Peruvian Endocrine Society, the Diabetes Association from Peru and the Juvenil Diabetes Association.
We thank you for your presence and invite you to actively participate in all the activities that will be developed during this great meeting.
Segundo Nicolás Seclén
President, 11th WCPD Congress