Welcome Note

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are delighted to announce the 5th World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension (CODHy) which will take place on November 5-7, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

In celebration of the World CODHy's 5th anniversary and 10th worldwide congress. CODHy will concentrate not only on future therapies and interventions, but also on disease prevention and treatment goals.

The Scientific Program will include overviews, state of the art lectures and controversial debates. Outstanding world leaders as faculty will present both pro and con positions while further challenging and exploring the optimal treatment for patients, with emphasis on the appropriate use of new and emerging drugs. This format includes a substantial allocation of time for interactive debates and questions from the audience to each panel of experts. Participants are encouraged to take an active role in the discussions with faculty members which follow each debate, in a unique and open environment.

As in previous years, the proceedings of this World CODHy Congress will be published in a special supplement of the Diabetes Care Journal featuring peer-reviewed articles by CODHy's prestigious speakers. To view the most recent edition of this supplement online please click here.

We invite you to join us for an exceptional Congress, providing participants and speakers alike with the unique opportunity to debate the most pressing issues in diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

We look forward to your participation.

Congress Co-Chairpersons

*endorsed by The Academy for Clinical Debates & Controversies in Medicine