According to reports on the diabetes news, a diabetes congress held in Wellingto, New Zealand was a great success.
Attended by some 2,000 delegates from around the world, the International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Congress was possibly one of the largest ever held in New Zealand.
Professor Russell Scott, Chair of the Scientific Committee, was reported as commenting: “This Congress has been an enormous success. The programme has featured state of the art lectures on innovative research, clinical care and diabetes education.”
Delegates at the congress came from all over the globe. Speeches and presentations were given by experts from the Asia Pacific regio, not to mention the USA, Canada and the UK.
The congress aimed to address the diabetes health problem in the Western Pacific region.

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