Latin America Advocacy Workshop


Alongside a rapidly population, the prevalence of diabetes is increasing in Latin America at an alarming and is fast becoming one of the leading causes of death and disability. As a chronic, progressive, and systemic disease, diabetes has the most serious and consequences and burden of disease on society.

On 6-7 April 2018, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) hosted the DR Barometer Latin American Advocacy Workshop in Mexico City, Mexico in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Bayer. This multidisciplinary workshop brought together 46 delegates from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico to work to improve vision health outcomes for adults with diabetes in the region.

Upcoming Events

  • IDF Diabetes Complication Congress 2020

    Dates: 03 – 05 Dec, 2020
    The IDF Diabetes Complications Congress 2020 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 2-4 July 2020. This is the second in a new series of IDF live educational events focused on tackling the issues around complications associated with diabetes.
  • IFA 2021 Conference

    Dates: 03 – 05 Mar, 2021
    Registration is now open for the IFA 2021 Conference

The DR Barometer Community is a growing multidisciplinary network of thought leaders and organizations who are working together to address gaps in diabetes patient care. Join today to help improve vision health outcomes among people living with diabetes.