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Our Mission

We promote excellence in diabetes care through research, networking and education.

About EASD

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD) is a membership-based academic non-profit organization. It was founded in 1965 and its headquarters is based in Duesseldorf, Germany. The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.


EASD is a networks for diabetologists with active members from all over the world. Membership is open to scientists, physicians, students, postdocs and fellows, allied health professionals and nurses who are interested in the field of diabetes or related diseases.


Annual Meeting

The EASD Annual Meeting is one of the largest diabetes conferences in the world, attracting thousands of delegates each year. The scientific programme includes hundreds of talks, presentations and discussions on the latest results from basic and clinical diabetes research.


Postgraduate Education

EASD is also a leading player in postgraduate education having trained thousands of healthcare professionals through dedicated training courses and online education activities. Our award winning e-Learning platform, offers free access to courses developed with world-class experts in diabetes research and care.


Statements and Guidelines

The Association is actively involved in producing and endorsing statements and guidelines translating the latest results from diabetes research into best practices in diabetes management. These statements and guidelines have proven to have significant visibility and substantial impact on health care, particularly when concerning statements on treatment and diagnostic criteria.



The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was founded by EASD in 2000 to stimulate diabetes research in Europe. The Foundation offers support in all areas of diabetes research through a wide range of joint and stand-alone initiatives. Funding streams are available throughout the year and since inception, EFSD has committed over €120 million to diabetes research in Europe.



EASD is also the publisher of Diabetologia, a major monthly international diabetes journal with an Impact Factor of 8.2 (2022) . The journal publishes original clinical, translational and experimental research on all aspects of diabetes and related subjects.



The Association awards several major prizes annually to honour distinguished diabetes researchers and clinicians. Prize recipients deliver an award lecture at the EASD Annual Meeting.


Early Career Academy

By creating the Early Career Academy, EASD has increased its commitment to support, train, mentor, and create opportunities for scientists, clinicians, and students with an interest in diabetes research and care who are at an early or intermediate stage of their career.


Bylaws of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V.

English Version

German Version

Compliance Documents:

Code of Conduct

Scientific Integrity and Ethics Policy

EASD Income and Sources of Funding 2022


EASD supports the following initiatives: