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Sustainability at the EASD Annual Meeting

The EASD Annual Meeting is the largest diabetes-related congress in Europe, welcoming thousands of delegates coming from all over the world to learn more about the latest results from diabetes research as well as clinical treatment and care.

As a medical scientific organisation, EASD is aware of the global challenges climate change puts on societies and healthcare systems worldwide. Therefore, we are committed to contribute in several ways to reduce our carbon footprint and turning the EASD Annual Meeting greener.

We also encourage all our partners and delegates to take actions helping to protect our planet. Please join us not only in making the congress a scientific success but also in making it greener.

A healthy environment is essential, not only for people living with chronic diseases such as diabetes but for all of us.

EASD has carefully selected IFEMA Convention Center - Feria de Madrid as the venue for the 60th EASD Annual Meeting, 9 - 13 September 2024, as the venue stands for responsible, sustainable business and their measures include not only economic but also ecological and social aspects.


The Final Programme is no longer printed and is available online

The Abstract Volume is no longer printed and is available online

EASD encourages delegates to use public transport

No plastic sleeves used for delegate badges

Where possible, EASD chooses venues with a green energy concept

EASD encourages delegates to use the supplied water dispensers and avoid plastic bottles

Faculty and EASD staff use accommodation within walking distance from the venue

EASD no longer distributes leaflets / flyers in delegate bags

EASD distributes cotton bags to delegates which can be used at home

We limit the use of carpet and, where needed, we use reusable, recyclable and/or recycled carpet tiles

Where possible, EASD uses only electronic or pre-existing signage

Lunch bags have been eliminated which drastically reduces paper, plastic and organic waste

The Scientific Programme Committee meets online when composing the programme

EASD offers online participation to reduce the impact of conference travel

Switched from printed posters to Short Oral Sessions and ePoster Stations

The Pocket Programme is printed on FSC-certified paper.


At EASD, sustainability also includes social responsibility which we support by the following measures:

EASD supports multidisciplinary encounters, diversity and inclusion

Different registration fees to facilitate the participation of early-career researchers and clinicians as well as students

Measures to ensure health and safety of the staff, presenters and delegates

Travel grants to enable early-career researchers and clinicians as well as students to present their research

Online participation to make the congress accessible for those not able to afford travel and accommodation