34th ISPAD Annual Conference 2008, Durban, South Africa
13. Aug 2008 - 16. Aug 2008 0:00, Durban, South Africa
It is with great pleasure that we invite you at attend the 34th Annual Meeting of ISPAD in Durban, South Africa. Once more you would have the opportunity of meeting colleagues, friends and members of the ISPAD family to discuss the latest developments in scientific research and clinical practice.
The epidemic of type 1 and type 2 diabetes that is being documented in the western world is also being experienced in developing countries. ISPAD has taken the visionary and courageous step of holding the next ISPAD annual meeting in a developing country for the first time. It is now the time to recognize the universal occurrence of diabetes in children and adolescents. It is time to convert the gains made in the political into improving and advancing the care of children with diabetes throughout the world. For colleagues from developed countries, this would be the usual high quality scientific meeting. For colleagues in developing countries, this is an unusual opportunity to improve the care and scientific endeavors thereby ADVANCING DIABETES CARE.
Durban, with its unique mix of African, Asian and European culture forms the ideal backdrop to a meeting that promises a different and enriching experience in the African soil of the South.
The Local Organizing Committee looks forward to hosting you in Durban, South Africa.
Dr Kuben Pillay
Pediatrician and Pediatric Endocrinologist
ISPAD 2008 Conference Chair