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60th Annual Meeting

EASD 2024

9 - 13 September 2024 in Madrid, Spain

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Join the next Early Career Academy Webinar on 6 June 2024 at 4pm CEST!

How to 'DiRECT' understanding of type 2 diabetes into a major advance in clinical care

Roy Taylor, Professor at the University of Newcastle and principal investigator of the DiRECT study, will share valuable insights on how large-scale clinical studies are developed and the impact they can have on diabetes research and clinical care.


EFSD welcomes applications for the following diabetes research programmes

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EFSD / Boehringer Ingelheim European Research Programme on "Multi-System Challenges in Diabetes"

Application deadline: 27 May 2024

Programme to encourage innovative basic and clinical projects aimed at advancing current knowledge in the inter-organ crosstalk and related pathophysiology in diabetes, obesity and cardiometabolic disease as well as assessing the adaptation and impact of guidelines directed medical care in management of diabetes, obesity and cardiometabolic disease.


EFSD Albert Renold Travel Fellowship Programme

Application deadline: 17 June 2024

Fellowships to enable scientists and clinicians to travel and stay at other institutions in order to learn specific techniques or clinical skills required for the advancement of their diabetes research project and not available at their home institution.


EFSD and Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) Reciprocal Travel Research Fellowship Programme

Application deadline: 1 July 2024

Fellowship Programme to encourage collaborative research in the field of diabetes. Applications for Fellowships may be accepted from any single, non-profit institution or group of affiliated institutions from Europe, associated countries and from Japan.


EFSD and Lilly European Diabetes Research Programme

Application deadline: 2 September 2024

Programme to promote increased European diabetes research and to raise public awareness and political understanding of the magnitude and burden of the disease. The programme accepts applications within any area of basic or clinical diabetes research.

EASD Scientists Training Course 2024

Harnessing basic and clinical science research in diabetes to make the greatest impact

EASD will hold its 30th Scientists Training Course at Leicester Diabetes Centre, UK from 27 - 31 October 2024.

The course promotes new talents in the field of diabetes research and fosters diabetes research in centres throughout the world.

Apply now

Global EASD Council

We are excited to announce the launch of the Global EASD Council and invite you to join this new significant initiative of the EASD!

Help to influence global diabetes care and diabetes research. Be part of the creation of new ideas and projects within the global diabetes community.

EASD members who are interested in this initiative are invited to propose their candidacy to the EASD Office.

The Global EASD Council welcomes both members with clinical and basic science background and those from diverse geographical areas. Interested EASD members will have to include their CV (in EU format) and a formal letter of endorsement from the local diabetes scientific society.

Please submit your application by email (info@easd.org) until 22 May 2024.


Nominations for two new EASD Board members

We are asking EASD members to submit nominations for two new members of the Board to serve from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2028

All paid-up EASD members should have received a notification email and nominations will be open from 29 May, 10:00 CEST until 5 June, 23:59 CEST. All nominations will be triaged by the Board and short-listed candidates' names will be put forward for an electronic vote using order-of-preference single transferrable vote open to all paid-up members current on 03 May 2024.

In order to get an overview of the duties, tasks and responsibilities of Board members, please refer to the EASD/EFSD Board Book.

Diabetes Community Pledge for the European Parliament Elections 2024

The European Diabetes Forum (EUDF) asks you to pledge your support for the 32 million people living with diabetes in the European Union and their families. Together, we can ensure people with diabetes in Europe live longer and more fulfilling lives, avoid preventable costs and strengthen the resilience and sustainability of health systems. 

The Diabetes Community Pledge has been developed by a broad coalition of organisations working in the field of diabetes and supporting people with diabetes ahead of the June 2024 European parliamentary elections.

The Pledge contains 15 concrete policy recommendations addressed to the European Union and to Member States to improve the lives of People with Diabetes and those at risk.

Sign the Pledge

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Partnership on video series about diabetes

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Zinc Media Group to develop a video content series spotlighting ground-breaking research on diabetes management and prevention.

The series, titled ‘Beneath the Surface', aim to tell human-led stories that delve into Europe's diabetes crisis, shedding light on its origins, challenges, and potential remedies. It is scheduled to premiere on World Diabetes Day in November 2024 and will explore the surge in diabetes prevalence, preventive measures, and treatment avenues.


EASD TV interviews and video highlights from EASD 2023

The award lectures were again a highlight of the EASD Annual Meeting. What a great pleasure to listen to so many outstanding researchers.

Do you want to learn more about the awardees and their contributions to diabetes research?

Watch the EASD TV interviews and video highlights on our YouTube playlist.


The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was created by EASD to provide funding in all areas of diabetes research across the entire European Region. The aims of EFSD are to encourage and support groundbreaking diabetes research and to promote the next generation of leading diabetes researchers.


Diabetologia is the Journal of the EASD and publishes original clinical, translational and experimental research within the field of diabetes. We are interested in papers that convey new information or insight into any aspect of the condition, ranging from basic science to clinical applications.