Chaired by Professor Norman Sartorious, MD, PhD - a psychiatrist previously responsible for the programme of mental health at the World Health Organization and past President of the World Psychiatric Association - the Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression is being jointly developed by the organizations listed below.

To become part of the dialog, take a few moments to review the information provided in the areas at the left.

In the past decade, an increasing body of scientific evidence has shown links between diabetes and depressive disorders.

The Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression is a global programme gathering and assessing the available knowledge - both scientific evidence and clinical experience in many countries of the world.

Members of the program are working to define areas of intervention as well as priorities for research concerning the co-morbidity of depression and diabetes. They are also exploring ways in which the organizations that participate in the programme can work together in the future. This Dialogue explores the interplay of diabetes and depression, and promotes improvements in health care to help individuals both manage their diabetes and live full and satisfying lives.


Members of the Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression will be speaking on issues related to this topic at:

June 10-14, 2016

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

September 12-16, 2016

European Association of Studies in Diabetes (EASD) Annual Congress
Munich, Germany

October 17-19, 2016

World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) International Congres
Cairns, Australia

October 27-30, 2016

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Western Pacific Conference
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

November 4-6, 2016

Pacific Rim College of Psychiatry
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC

November 30-December 4, 2016

World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) World Congress
New Delhi, India

May 20-24, 2017

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Congress
San Diego, California, USA