Information in English

The Preliminary Programme for the 2017 Diabetes Congress will be available online soon, and can be found through the interactive iPlanner (online calendar).

The official conference language is German; however selected lectures and/or single presentations will be held in English.

The registration for the congress is open to you via the online portal. Everyone who registers online will save 5 EUR off of the normal registration fee. Save time and even more money by booking your hotel reservation at the same time using our interactive online registration/accommodation portal.

Dates and deadlines:

Please be aware of the following deadlines for the 2017 Diabetes Congress

  • Late Registration: until 19 May 2017

An overview of the congress fees is available here.

Abstract Submission
The Abstract Submission ist closed. The Abstracts will be published on the conference website, selected abstracts will be presented in lectures or at the poster exhibition. A publication in “Diabetetologie und Stoffwechsel” of the Thieme Verlag will be scheduled for the Congress issue. A publication of the Late Breaking Abstracts in “Diabetetologie und Stoffwechsel” of the Thieme Verlag will be schedued for the June issue.

Supporting Young Academics of the German Diabetes Society
The German Diabetes Society will award travel grants to young scientific professionals for the Diabetes Congress 2017.

The Diabetes Congress offers an optimal platform to gain more information about this multifaceted field and to network with peers and colleagues. Mentors in academia, clinicians and those in practice will offer assistance and function as a contact person to the awardees during the Diabetes Congress. The goal is for the young colleagues to become inspired by diabetology and to support prospective diabetologists.

The application process is closed.


Social Events

DDG Night 2017: Welcome on Board!

We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s DDG Night on Friday 26 May 2017 from 19:00.

It is possible to book tickets for the DDG Night when registering for the Congress or they can be purchased on-site at the Hamburg Messe. Please be aware that places are limited for this event so book your tickets soon!

Key Facts:
DDG Night 2017
Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: 19:00 – 24:00
Location: Cap San Diego
Price: € 50 per person |reduced € 30 per person

Opening Event and Get-together Diabetes Congress 2017
A charity concert performed by the Orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Windfuhr as well as a keynote speech on the topic “Apollos Gabe – Musik als Heilmittel” by Prof. Dr. Eckart Altenmüller will be held in the tremendous concert hall Laeiszhalle, home of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

A get-together will take place in the foyer of the concert hall Laeiszhalle directly after the Opening Ceremony of the Diabetes Congress 2017 offering the perfect opportunity to greet and network with colleagues and to pause for a moment before the start of the Congress.

All participants are welcome to come along and we look forward to seeing you there.


Key Facts:
Opening Event and Get-together Diabetes Congress 2017
Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Concert Hall Laeiszhalle
Price: € 10.00 for congress participants until 5 May, 2017 | € 25.00 for congress participants from 6 May, 2017


For any question about the conference programme, abstract submission, travel grants selection or further information about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the 2017 Diabetes Congress team. We will be happy to answer any question you may have.

All relevant contacts can be found here.