EASD 2020 update: COVID-19 (coronavirus)
We are transforming the 56th EASD Annual Meeting into a virtual event, providing a completely new experience and a totally different way to participate.
The schedule will remain under the same timeframe and full details of the format will be announced as soon as possible. In the meantime, please refer to the information provided below and in our EASD 2020 Virtual Meeting FAQ
Announcement from the President, Prof. Stefano Del Prato
Advisory - Unofficial Hotel and Registration Agencies
Please be aware that there are unofficial agencies that offer registration, housing and other services for the 56th EASD Annual Meeting that are not linked to EASD.
Please use only the official registration system and the official agency contacts from the EASD website or established, reputable third party websites or agencies.
EASD cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred as a result of bookings made through unofficial websites. Should you be contacted by, or find such an operation online, we kindly ask you to inform us as soon as possible.
The Abstract submission and the extended editing deadline have passed.
Communications must be delivered in English. There is no simultaneous translation.
It is not permitted to take photographs and/or film during any of the sessions.
Receipt of Abstract
Abstracts can only be submitted online and MUST be submitted BEFORE 1 APRIL 2020 18:00hrs CEST. THIS DEADLINE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED, as will be the regulations given below. The EASD office will notify the presenting (= first named) author when the abstracts with the status "complete" are forwarded for anonymous review.
Submission of Abstracts
The following is a brief overview of the abstract submission process. Please read carefully the DETAILED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES before you begin the abstract submission process.
It is not permitted to submit work that has been published and/or is likely to be published before the EASD Abstract submission deadline (1 April 2020, 18:00hrs. CEST). The Programme Committee has the right to remove an abstract if this contains data that has already been published. However, EASD accepts the submission of abstracts that have been presented in recent months at local or national diabetes meetings (e.g. ADA, DDG). An author submitting or presenting work that has been published in a journal before the EASD Abstract submission deadline (1 April 2020, 18:00hrs CEST) will be banned from presenting data at the EASD Meetings for three years.
Abstracts submitted on Human Studies:
The box must be marked stating that the study has been reviewed by the Local Ethics Committee and that it has therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the Helsinki Declaration (see World Medical Association: www.wma.net).
Abstracts submitted on Animal Studies:
The box must be marked stating that the study has been carried out along the “Principles of laboratory animal care” (NIH Publication no. 85-23, revised 1985) and according to the national law, if applicable.
Selection of abstracts for the Scientific Programme is made anonymously. THE ABSTRACT MUST BE SUBMITTED as follows:
Each author can be listed ONLY ONCE as the PRESENTING author (presenting author is always the first named author in the author block) on ONE (1) abstract. Each additional abstract will be removed from the system and will not be forwarded to the Review Committee. Additional abstracts will not be reviewed. Presenting authors may be co-authors of other abstracts. It is mandatory that the presenting author of any abstract accepted for presentation attends the 56th EASD Annual Meeting 2020 to present his / her paper. Failure to do so, without prior or adequate explanation sent to the EASD Office by e-mail, may result in the author or the institution being banned from presenting abstracts for the next three years.
Abstracts are welcome from non-members of EASD. Please refer to the Registration section of this General Information, regarding the date by which authors must become members of EASD in order to qualify for preferential registration fees. These regulations will be strictly enforced.
The abstract must be submitted in English. New authors should create an account using a login name and a password. With this information they can revise the submission as often as required, make changes, additions, amendments, change/add/delete authors, copy special characters easily into the text, re-write the abstract or copy and paste the text in the corresponding boxes. All this is possible until the Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 April 2020 18:00hrs CEST. After this date the submission site will be closed.
IMPORTANT!: Always double check that the “complete” status of your submitted abstract has NOT been affected after having edited it.
CHANGES TO THE CONTENT AND/OR THE AUTHOR BLOCK OF THE SUBMITTED ABSTRACT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after the submission deadline.
Your abstract submission must adhere the following structure:
Once all submission steps have been successfully completed and the abstract deadline has passed, the presenting author will receive a notification confirming the final version of the abstract submission. In case of questions, or if you have not received a notification confirming the final version of the abstract submission by 15 April 2020, please contact the EASD office:
One keyword from the list below must be selected for the submission:
GROUP 1: Human Genetics/ Epigenetics/ Epidemiology
02 Genetics of type 1 diabetes
03 Genetics of type 2 diabetes
04 Monogenic forms of diabetes
05 Environmental factors (viruses, nutrients, toxins)
06 Diabetes epigenetics
07 Prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes
08 Prediction of type 2 diabetes
09 Prevention of type 2 diabetes
10 Risk of diabetes in immigrant populations
GROUP 2: Islets/ Transplantation/ Immunology of type 1 diabetes
11 Stem cells and beta cell generation
12 Transcriptional regulation and protein synthesis in the pancreas
13 Insulin secretion in vitro and exocytosis
14 Beta cell signal transduction
15 Beta cell damage, degeneration and apoptosis
16 Experimental immunology and animal models of type 1 diabetes
17 Clinical immunology
18 Pancreas and islet transplantation
GROUP 3: Pathophysiology/ Metabolism I
19 Insulin action
20 Insulin sensitivity and resistance
21 Insulin secretion in vivo
22 Gastro-entero pancreatic factors
23 Other hormones
24 Glucose transport
25 Carbohydrate metabolism
26 Protein metabolism
27 Exercise physiology
29 Diabetes in childhood
GROUP 4: Pathophysiology/ Metabolism II
30 Inflammation in type 2 diabetes
31 Animal models of type 2 diabetes
32 Lipid metabolism
33 Adipose tissue biology and adipocytokines
34 Inflammation in obesity
35 Animal models of obesity
36 Weight regulation and obesity
37 Brain metabolism
38 Ageing and diabetes
GROUP 5: Clinical Science and Care I
39 Nutrition and diet
40 Oral therapies: metformin, sensitizers and other non-secretagogues
41 SGLT inhibitors
42 Incretin based therapies
43 Novel agents
GROUP 6: Clinical Science and Care II
44 Insulin therapy
47 Health care delivery
49 Psychological aspects
50 Socio-economic aspects
51 Digital diabetes health
GROUP 7: Complications I
52 Neuropathy: somatic
53 Neuropathy: autonomic, incl. erectile dysfunction
54 Diabetic foot and skin disorders
GROUP 8: Complications II/ Comorbidities
58 Cardiac complications
59 Macrovascular disease
60 Pathogenic mechanisms/ complications
61 Dyslipidaemia, lipoproteins
63 Animal models of complications
64 Other complications
66 Cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer Disease
67 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Preference for oral or poster presentation is not possible. The Programme Committee allocates the accepted abstracts to either an oral or a poster session. The Programme Committee Members will meet in May 2020 and have the absolute right to accept or reject abstracts. Their decision is final. Only accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Volume. The Programme Committee’s decision will be communicated via email in the last week of May 2020 ONLY to the presenting (= first named) author’s contact e-mail entered in the online abstract submission tool.
Poster presentations rank equally with oral presentations at EASD Meetings. Posters must be on display throughout the whole duration of the Meeting and should be already mounted in the morning of the first day and removed at the end of the EASD Meeting. The Posters must be accessible for study at any time during the hours of the Annual Meeting.
All posters are presented at special, formal Poster Discussion Sessions which will be held from Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 - 14:15. These sessions offer an excellent opportunity for direct scientific exchange. During the Poster Presentation Sessions, the presenting author must be present or make arrangements for somebody with knowledge of the displayed work to be present at the poster. An average of 3 - 5 minutes will allow for each author to present his/her poster, followed by open discussion of 3 - 5 minutes (depending on the number of abstracts in the poster session). Participants can collect a headset on a first come first served basis to follow the presentations within the corresponding sessions. Reprints of the poster (e.g. sheets of DIN A4 format) should be made available (no booklets). Detailed instructions will be sent to the presenting author on notification of acceptance (ONLY to the presenting (= first named) author’s contact e-mail entered in the online abstract submission tool) online abstract submission tool).
Third-party Poster Tours / Sessions are STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
In addition to the printed poster presentation, EASD will also make posters available via its Virtual Meeting. For the EASD Virtual Meeting you can also record an e-poster video presentation (onsite and by appointment only) or an audio commentary to accompany your poster presentation.
PowerPoint presentation will be available for Oral Presentations. Instructions on presentation will be sent to the presenting authors on notification of acceptance (ONLY to the presenting (= first named) author’s contact e-mail entered in the online abstract submission tool). Only single projection is provided.
Oral Presentations during the EASD Annual Meeting will also be made available as webcasts via the EASD Virtual Meeting.
Publication of Abstracts
Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the Association’s website www.easd.org from 1 July 2020.
The 56th EASD Annual Meeting will be held online as an innovative Virtual Meeting from 21 - 25 September 2020.
The registration system will open in the near future, please monitor this website regularly for updates.
EASD does not accept "blank" registrations. EASD does not charge VAT.
All references to a date or a deadline, mentioned in this and other conference documents, refer to the Central European Summer Time Zone (CEST).
All rates are indicated in Euro. The term "Paid-up Member" refers to a person who is recorded at the EASD Office as a paid-up member before 1 July 2020 and the membership has to be valid during the Annual Meeting.
Press Registration to the 56th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes is free of charge for all approved press/media representatives.
The press registration system will open in July 2020.
Journalists/media representatives are required to upload either their press credentials (press ID card, no business card) or a letter of assignment from the editorial office of their news organisation during the online registration.
Please note: Public relations personnel and industry exhibitors cannot register as press.
EASD reserves the right to deny press registration to anybody it considers not to meet these criteria.
The entire scientific programme during the Annual Meeting is open to registered journalists.
All abstracts presented at the EASD Annual Meeting are embargoed until the date and time of their presentation in the scientific programme. For Oral Presentations, the embargo is lifted at the beginning of the presentation; for Poster Presentations, the embargo is lifted at 11:59 CET on Tuesday, 22 September 2020. All press releases distributed by EASD will clearly state the respective embargo time and date that may differ from the above stated embargo policy for abstracts.
Online Press Centre
Journalists registered to the EASD Annual Meeting can access the EASD 2020 Online Press Centre where we will provide materials such as the press conference schedule, press statements from invited speakers, abstracts and speaker bios. Press releases will be distributed to registered press delegates throughout the meeting.
EASD will organize a series of press briefings throughout the Annual Meeting. A detailed schedule will be available closer to the date.
Please note that Italian organisations wishing to sponsor the participation of Italian doctors should present their applications through our official agency, which will forward them to the Italian Health Ministry. Our agent's details are as follows:
Aria di Viaggi Srl
Via Matteo Bandello, 1
Tel: + 39 02 4818691
Important Dates and Contacts
1 April 2020 - Abstract Submission Deadline
1 July 2020 - EASD Membership Application / Renewal Deadline
Scientific Programme / Abstract Handling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Registration: email@example.com
Group Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
All efforts will be made to adhere to the programme as printed. However, EASD and its agents reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the Meeting, for any case beyond their reasonable control.
EASD and the Local Conference Organisers are not liable for any other loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such changes.
Modification of the Programme
The organiser will make all efforts to adhere to the programme advertised. However, the organiser and its agents reserve the right to alter, replace or cancel, without prior notice, any of the speakers or arrangements announced, provided that the overall character of the event remains unaffected. The organiser will inform the attendees to that effect immediately by publishing details of the modification on the website. If those modifications are caused by any factor outside of the reasonable control and the responsibility of the organiser (e.g. a speaker is suddenly prevented from attending, any unforeseeable disruption at the venue), the organiser will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such modifications.
Cancellation of the Annual Meeting
The organiser reserves the right to withdraw from the contract in whole or in part and to cancel the Annual Meeting if the performance of the same is impossible due to force majeure or other unforeseen incidents outside its responsibility including, without limitation, strike, lock-out, natural disasters, terrorism, riots, war, disorder, and acts of public authorities. The organiser will inform the attendees to that effect immediately.
In this case, the organiser cannot be held liable by the attendee for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation, accommodation, costs for additional orders, financial losses, etc. caused by the slight negligence of the organiser, its legal representatives or vicarious agents. Apart from that, the limitation of liability remains unaffected.
Under these circumstances, the organiser will refund the registration fee but reserves the right to deduct any costs from the registration fee which have already been incurred for the organisation of the Annual Meeting and which cannot be recovered from third parties.
Limitation of Liability
The organiser is liable without restriction for any damage arising from loss of life, personal injury or illness caused by the organiser, its legal representatives or vicarious agents.
In the event of any other damage caused by the organiser, its legal representatives or vicarious agents, liability is limited to intentionally or grossly negligent conduct.
The above does not apply to claims relating to breaches of fundamental contract obligations. Fundamental contract obligations are those the performance of which is essential to the contract and on which the attendee may rely. In the event of a breach of fundamental contract obligations caused by the slight negligence of the organiser, its legal representatives or vicarious agents, the organiser’s liability for all damage is limited to the foreseeable damages typical of the contract.
Data Protection and Sharing of Contact Details
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
German law applies. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is excluded. The court is Düsseldorf, Germany. This does not affect (i) the right of consumers to assert claims in a court with jurisdiction in their state of habitual residence or (ii) mandatory rules applicable in such state.