WORLD CONGRESS ON INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES / 2ND DIABETES SURGERY SUMMIT
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
A number of gastrointestinal operations referred to as bariatric/metabolic surgery can cause dramatic improvement or even long-term remission of type 2 diabetes, a disease otherwise considered chronic and irreversible. Over the past decade, clinical and experimental research has shown that such powerful anti-diabetes effect results from changes in various aspects of gastrointestinal physiology, revealing a crucial and previously underappreciated role of the gut in glucose metabolism. This new knowledge challenges traditional paradigms of disease and may provide clues for the discovery of the yet elusive causes of this illness.
Despite surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes is now supported by evidence from randomized clinical trials, significant barriers still prevent access to surgery for those who need it. Furthermore, the exact mechanisms by which surgery controls diabetes are not completely understood; advancing this knowledge may reveal new targets for future, less invasive interventional therapies and novel pharmaceuticals.
To address the challenges and seize the opportunities that surgery offers to diabetes care and research, we established the World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, an international forum where a stellar Faculty of clinicians, scientists and policy makers discuss available evidence on the use and study of bariatric/metabolic surgery and new device-based intervention. The overarching aim of the congress is to craft an agenda of research priorities and health policy initiatives.
The previous two editions of the world congress, held in New York in 2008 and 2011 attracted participants from nearly 65 countries, establishing this meeting as the most prestigious multidisciplinary gathering entirely dedicated to the emerging field of diabetes surgery.
The 3rd Edition of the World Congress will be held in London, UK, on September 28-30, 2015, jointly with the 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II), an influential consensus conference aimed at the development of guidelines and recommendations for a modern, multimodality approach to the care of diabetes.
Draft DSS guidelines will be presented during dedicated plenary sessions of the world congress and open to public input by Faculty members and the audience at large. On the last day of the event, the DSS delegates will use such input to refine and approve a final DSS document that informs clinicians about the role of surgery in diabetes care.
Attendance of this truly historical event provides a unique opportunity to get abreast of the science behind metabolic surgery and to participate in initiatives that will expand the horizons of diabetes care and research for years to come.
On behalf of the organizing committee and myself, I look forward to welcoming you to London for this exciting and memorable event.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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Participants who would like to present their work must submit an abstract in English for consideration by the International Scientific Abstract Review Committee. A maximum of 6 abstracts, per participant, may be submitted. The committee will be responsible for acceptance as an oral or poster presentation or rejection for each submitted abstract.
Please note that all abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the website prior to the congress.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees will be scheduled and included in the Congress materials.
Please choose from one of the following:
e-poster Oral Presentation - Each e-Poster Oral Presentation will be allocated 5 minutes for presentation. During the e-Poster Oral Presentations authors will be asked to present their e-Poster to chairpersons and the audience. There will be limited space in the programme for e-Poster Oral Presentations and only top-scoring abstracts will be selected. If your e-poster is not selected for this category, it will automatically be considered as a regular poster presentation. Please note that e-Posters will be displayed for congress participants to view throughout the congress duration.
Rules for submission
An author from each abstract is expected to attend the congress and present the poster or oral presentation.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker, by a university scientific publications office (or other similar facility) or by a copy editor, prior to submission.
Only abstracts of authors who have paid their registration fees by Monday, May 11, 2015 will be scheduled for presentation.
Guidelines for Submission
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
Presenting author’s contact details:
Full postal address
Daytime and evening phone number
Presentation type – please choose from one of the following:
e-poster oral presentation
Author and co-authors’ details:
Full first and family name(s)
Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country
Abstract title – limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE
Abstract text – limited to 250 words
(Please Note: Word count is affected when graphs/tables/images are added)
Abstract topic – abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic for the Scientific Program. Please choose from the list of topics.
Tables – A maximum of 3 tables of up to 10 rows x 10 columns can be included per abstract
Graphs and images – It is important to note that each image included in the abstract is worth 30 words. A maximum of 3 images can be included per abstract.The maximum file size of each graph/image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixel. You may upload graphs in JPG, GIF or PNG format.