The prevalence of diabetes and obesity, as well as of their complications, have risen considerably worldwide affecting this way the quality of life for millions of people in the planet. Taking into consideration that cardiovascular disease is dramatically on the rise in the adult population and that in the same time we experience the onset of childhood type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia, it is more than obvious that metabolic disorders have become a health threat for the entire population.
The scientific programme of the IDOF 2010 has been structured in such a way that covers all the critical aspects both in basic and in clinical research, including topics such as "fatty acids, metabolism and toxicity", "beta-cell function, failure and protection", "adipose tissue clinical implications", "successful diabetes and obesity management" and many more. Apart from the numerous plenary lectures, review sessions, oral communications and sponsored symposia that have been integrated in the programme, innovative ways of communication with interactive sessions and vivid exchange of knowledge will be established introducing the transition from congress to forum. Topics: