07.10.2011 - 15.00
28.08.2011 - 20.40
01.05.2011 - 16.00
10.10.2010 - 16.45
Welcome Message | Conference President
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure and privilege to invite you to attend the 37th annual meeting of ISPAD, to be held in Miami Beach October 19-22, 2011.
This will mark the first time since 2000 that the meeting will be held in the USA, and first time ever for Miami Beach to be the host city.
Miami Beach will be a great venue for ISPAD with its pleasant subtropical climate, the beauty of Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean,
its colorful Art Deco architecture and trendy South Beach area, and its unique mix of international culture, flavors and sounds.
Having lived in the Miami area for almost 20 years, I can assure you it is a beautiful, vibrant, interesting, fun and magical city.
The ISPAD scientific meeting is always an outstanding annual event. At the Miami Beach meeting, we will have plenary sessions, symposia, paper and poster sessions, and workshops addressing the cutting edge science of pediatric diabetes care. The theme of the 2011 meeting will be „Possibilities for Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications.” We all work to prevent complications in our patients with diabetes. The best chances for accomplishing this is through integrated comprehensive care addressing medical, behavioral, and psychosocial needs and this issue will be highlighted in the meeting. We will also focus on primary prevention of diabetes. My colleague and co-chair of the organizing committee, Jay Skyler, MD, will lead a special session on the latest efforts to prevent type 1 diabetes in children, and we will also have sessions focusing on obesity and type 2 diabetes.
We all look forward to the annual ISPAD meeting not only to catch up on the latest science, but also to catch up on our ISPAD friendships. We are arranging some special social events in which to do this and also enjoy the unique natural and cultural environment Miami Beach offers.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Miami Beach in 2011.
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine