It is my great pleasure and honour to invite you to join the 54th EASD Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
With its University Hospital Charité, Berlin has a long-standing tradition of more than 300 years in medical research. Rudolf Virchow, the founder of modern pathology, was the prototype of a researcher accomplishing a close interaction between social politics and molecular research which is nowadays still critical for establishing a successful treatment and prevention of complex disorders such as diabetes mellitus. The EASD Annual Meeting promises to offer exciting insights into the most recent research findings in all aspects of diabetology.
Berlin mirrors the most important recent political developments in the western world which have transformed it into a truly international city with extraordinary architecture, uniting historical buildings with contemporary design. Berlin’s vivid, young and experimental spirit has attracted an active art scene.
The Annual Meeting will take place at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Halls in Berlin-Charlottenburg which are easily accessible by public transport. It will commence with the Opening Ceremony on the morning of Tuesday, 2 October. The meeting will end on Friday, 5 October with the Closing Ceremony followed by the Farewell Reception. I look forward to welcoming you to Berlin where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting scientific conference in a rich cultural and historical setting.
Prof. Joachim Spranger
Chairman, Local Organising Committee for EASD 2018