The 2nd Symposium on Diabetes Care – World Diabetes Day 2023


The 2nd Symposium on Diabetes Care – World Diabetes Day 2023

Empowering Global Health Through Life – Changing Diabetes Research

Date: November 14, 2023

Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00PM

Venue: Buildings 3 | UDST

This conference is a forum for researchers, academia, students, and industry to explore new ideas, techniques and tools with specific focus on innovations in diabetes care and education research.

Symposium Overview

  • This year is remarkable as it marks 100 years since Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and John MacLeod were awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of insulin
  • The 2nd Symposium on Diabetes Care - World Diabetes Day 2023 : Empowering Global Health through Diabetes Research will be held on the World Diabetes Day (WDD), the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign planned annually by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 170 countries (IDF, 2023).
  • The WDD theme 2021 - 2023 is “Access to Diabetes Care” ; the symposium will equip healthcare professionals with up-to-date knowledge to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and patient-centered diabetes care and education.
  • The symposium goals are in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and its Human Development Pillar and will be developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical
  • The symposium development is guided by the prestigious Qatar National Diabetes Strategy and aligned with its Strategic Pillar and objectives.
  • Various educational institutions and health organizations will participate in the exhibition. These include but are not limited to Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, Qatar Diabetes Association, Primary Health Corporation, Ministry of Public Health (National Diabetes Strategy) and Qatar Metabolic Institute
  • This professional development activity will be of interest to healthcare professionals (HCPs) and students nationally and internationally.


    Enrich the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals involved in the care of people living with diabetes on key areas related to access to diabetes care including prevention and education, pharmacotherapy, and lifestyle medicine.
    Maximize knowledge sharing among healthcare professionals to promote diabetes awareness and prevention locally, nationally and internationally.
    Provide a platform for exchange of research findings and innovation in the field of diabetes care and education


    In line with the National Diabetes Strategy, the International Diabetes Federation and the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Competencies, the Symposium attendees will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to integrate the evidence-based knowledge gained from the sessions into clinical practice and the management of diabetes and the associated cardiometabolic conditions
    2. Disseminate research findings to support the provision of advanced diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions care
    3. Work collaboratively with patients and other healthcare professionals to provide patient-centered care and education
    4. Contribute to evidence-based quality improvement activities
    5. Utilize evidence-based technology to provide effective advanced diabetes care and education

    This is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Category 1) as defined by the Ministry of Public Health – Department of HealthCare Professions – Accreditation Section and is approved for a maximum of 3 hours.

    DHP Activity Code: API – 01-P189

    "The Scientific Planning Committee members have no Conflict of Interest to declare."