Definition of WCPDF
The World Community for Prevention of Diabetes Foundation is a private non-profit organization. It was established in 1996 by an International board of independent health professionals working in diabetes prevention throughout the world. The Foundation’s goal is clear and focused: To drive the research that would lead to prevention and treatment and support the most fundamental research in the field of Type 2 Diabetes being carried out anywhere in the world today.
- The Foundation aims to achieve primary prevention through the implementation of early intervention such as information, education, training, and dissemination activities to high-risk pre- diabetes population
- Collaboration with international organizations, entity or person, for the awareness of governments, entities, and organizations, promoting the interests of prevention of Diabetes and its complications around the world.
- Create a bridge between innovative research and the health care systems to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of other chronic diseases through the early detection of Type 2 Diabetes following an accurate plan of education and treatment.
History of WPCD
1996 Copenhagen, Denmark – Knut Borch-Johnsen
1999 Fiuggi/Rome, Italy – Paolo Pozzilli
2002 Hong Kong – Juliana Chan
2005 Chennai, India – Ambady Ramachandran
2008 Helsinki, Finland – Johan Eriksson
2010 Dresden, Germany – Peter Schwarz
2012 Madrid, Spain – Rafael Gabriel
2015 Cartagena de Indias, Colombia – Pablo Aschner
2016 Atlanta, USA – Mahmoud Ibrahim
2018 Edinburgh, Scotland – Calum Sutherland