Dear Colleague and Friend,
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the 6th International Symposium on Diabetes and Pregnancy, taking place March 23-26, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria.
The field of diabetes and pregnancy has come of age. From the conception of the terminology ‘gestational diabetes’ and ‘diabetes in pregnancy’ to the creation of an entire subspecialty, this Symposium documents the ‘gestation’ of the field.
This Symposium not only documents the past 80+ years of progress in the field of diabetes and pregnancy, but also presents the most up-to-date tools, techniques and management protocols to ensure the optimal outcome of pregnancies complicated by diabetes. In addition, the areas that remain controversial, such as screening and diagnosis, will be discussed in detail to enable participants to come to an opinion while waiting for the evidence to validate many of the expert opinions presented.
The latest theories and literature on the immunology of Type 1 diabetes will also be included, giving us hope that the near future holds the answers to prevention of this disease. Until there is a cure for diabetes, we must continually take on the weight of astutely diagnosing diabetes and treating all pregnant women who are at risk of an untoward outcome of pregnancy.
The faculty is comprised of renowned professionals and practitioners, who will present based on evidence as well as clinical experience.
We have chosen Salzburg as the location of this year’s Symposium, with its world famous baroque architecture and rich cultural history. Salzburg has one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
We look forward to your participation and hope you will contribute to the scientific program by submitting your abstracts.
With best wishes and hoping to see you in Salzburg!
Gian Carlo Di Renzo