Conference - DIABESITY: A World-Wide Challenge

Towards a global initiative on gene-environment interactions in diabetes/obesity in specific populations

09-10 February 2012  Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium

Diabetes - a ticking time bomb
Diabetes causes severe health complications and is the fifth leading cause of death world-wide. The number of persons suffering from the "type 2" form of this disease is set to rise to some 900 million globally by 2030, with devastating health and economic implications. To counter this sinister scenario, increasing attention is given to research into the environmental and genetic risk factors for diabetes and obesity in specific populations.

  • Meet international key players in the field
  • Be a part of new international co-operation and partnerships
  • Benefit from a varied and exciting programme

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