European Association for the Study of Diabetic Eye Complications
Centro Congressi Fondazione Cariplo
Milan, Italy

30 May - 1 June 2024


Dear Friends, Colleagues and Participants,


On behalf of the EAsDEC board members and the local Organising committee, it is my pleasure to extend a warm and cordial welcome to all of you to the 34th EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR DIABETIC EYE COMPLICATIONS (EAsDEC) Meeting, which will be hosted in the beautiful city of Milan, Italy.


We are truly excited to host this prestigious meeting, where ophthalmologists, diabetologists, researchers, healthcare professionals and experts in the field of diabetic retinopathy from across Europe and beyond, will converge to share their latest research, insights, and experience with the scope to advance knowledge and improve patient care. The EAsDEC Meeting will feature an esteemed lineup of keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions, paper and poster sessions, with the aim to explore cutting-edge basic science and clinical research and foster collaboration among the global community committed to combating vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy, and ameliorate the quality of life of the patients.


Milan is a city that effortlessly combines rich history with modern innovation. Known as the fashion and design capital of the world, Milan offers vibrant and multicultural atmosphere for networking and exchange of ideas. Milan also stands as a global hub for finance, technology, and culture, making it an ideal setting for our upcoming meeting. We hope you take the opportunity to explore the city's historical landmarks, exquisite cuisine, and the warmth of Italian hospitality during your stay.


We are also excited to mark a special occasion - the 100th Anniversary of the University of Milan. Founded in 1924, the University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano La Statale) has been a beacon of knowledge, research, and academic excellence. This centennial milestone is a testament to the University's enduring commitment to education, innovation, and the pursuit of knowledge. We have the privilege of being hosted by the University of Milan that has played a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape, not just in Italy but also on the international scale.


We are looking forward to your active participation in the conference through sharing insights and engaging in discussions and hope that it could be a source of inspiration and collaboration that propels us toward a future where diabetic retinopathy is better understood, treated, and ultimately prevented.



Warm regards,                                                                         

Stela Vujosevic

Head of Medical Retina & Imaging Unit                                 

IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan

University of Milan     


EASDEC organizes an annual scientific meeting that attracts a diverse group of researchers, clinicians, and industry professionals. The meeting features a wide range of topics covering all aspects of diabetes eye complications, including epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The meeting also provides a forum for networking and collaboration among attendees.

EASDEC is also committed to advocacy efforts aimed at improving public awareness and understanding of diabetes eye complications. The association collaborates with patient organizations, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment, and to promote policies that support diabetes prevention and management.



Milan is a vibrant and exciting city that offers a wealth of experiences for everyone.

It is home to some of the most renowned museums and galleries in the world, including the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, but also of iconic landmarks such as the Gothic-style Duomo di Milano and the imposing Sforza Castle.

Milan is a foodie's paradise, offering a diverse range of culinary experiences that showcase the best of Italian cuisine. Visitors can enjoy everything from traditional street food to Michelin-starred fine dining. No matter the day or the time, Milano is alive: music festivals, art exhibitions, theatrical performances and much more are there to entertain any kind of guest.



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