Congress of the Central European Diabetes Association (FID-CEDA)

Welcome Note

Invitation to the 52nd Annual Scientific Congress of the Central European Diabetes Association (CEDA)

Budapest, 10-12 June, 2021

 

Hungary belongs to the classical Danube countries and was a founding member of the FID (Federation of International Danube Symposia on Diabetes Mellitus; now CEDA). Professor Imre Magyar, the founder and first President of the Hungarian Diabetes Association contributed to the founding of FID as well. In 1971 and in 1981, Professor Imre Magyar also served as the organizer of the annual scientific FID meetings in Hungary.

It was a privilege for me when Professor Helmut Schatz invited me to organize a third FID meeting in Hungary. Fortunately, the meeting organized in June 2012 was highly successful, with more than 450 participants. The number of international participants exceeded the number of those coming from Hungary.

Indeed, we still have a lot of uncertainties concerning the fourth CEDA/FID congress to be organized in Budapest between 10-12 June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, we have planned to involve participants from countries which were less involved in CEDA activities up till now. Taking the current pandemic situation into consideration, we need to be prepared for a face-to-face, an online and a hybrid meeting as well. Many aspects of clinical diabetology will be covered by the scientific program. As neuropathy has been my area of research for 40 years, I intend to put more emphasis on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of different aspects of diabetic neuropathy. Moreover, new diabetes technologies, COVID-related issues and different aspects of cardiovascular risk associated to diabetes will be reviewed by the lecturers.

We would like to kindly invite all current and future members of CEDA/FID to the 52nd Annual Scientific Congress in 2021 in Budapest.

Budapest, 4th March 2021

                                                             

Prof. Peter Kempler

President of the Hungarian Diabetes Association

President Elect of the Central European Diabetes Association