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About EASD

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. (EASD) is a non-profit, medical scientific association. 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 one of the largest networks for diabetologists worldwide with more than 5,000 active members from over 100 countries throughout the world.

Membership is open to scientists, physicians, students, postdocs and fellows, allied health professionals and nurses from all over the world who are interested in the field of diabetes or related diseases. more

Annual Meeting

EASD holds its Annual Meeting in a different European city each year with more than 15,000 delegates from over 130 countries attending. The scientific programme includes more than 1,200 talks and presentations on the latest results in diabetes research by leading experts in the field. more


The Association awards five major prizes annually: the Camillo Golgi Prize, the Claude Bernard Prize, the Minkowski Prize, the Albert Renold Prize and the EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence. The recipients of these prizes deliver a lecture at the Annual Meeting. more

Postgraduate Education

The Association is actively involved in postgraduate education by organising innovative clinical courses all over Europe and beyond as well as organising annually an EASD Scientists Training Course and a Robert Turner Clinical Research Course. more

Study Groups

EASD is always interested in small groups specialising in and focusing on specific aspects of diabetes and its complications as well as providing a network for specialists in the respective field. more


The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) was created by EASD to provide funding in all areas of diabetes research across the entire European Region.

The aims of EFSD are to encourage and support groundbreaking diabetes research and to promote the next generation of leading diabetes researchers. more

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

English Version

German Version


Scientific Integrity and Ethics Policy  more


Overview EASD Income and Sources of Funding 2020  more


EASD supports the following initiatives: