The World CODHy Congress was established in 2006. Following its unprecedented success, it has expanded to include regional congresses in Latin America and Asia Pacific. In celebration of the World CODHy's 5th anniversary and CODHy's 10th worldwide congress, this event will introduce an innovative concept. The Scientific Programme will introduce "State of the Art Lectures” and expert panels, exchanging ideas through "Think Tank” sessions, where participants will be encouraged to take an active role in the discussions. In addition, the program will include a significant allocation of time for interactive debates and questions from the audience to each panel of experts. The Congress prides itself in having an outstanding world-renowned faculty and the most up-to-date clinical, scientific and academic programme, concentrating not only on future therapies and interventions, but also on disease prevention and treatment goals. As in previous years, the proceedings of this World CODHy Congress will be published in a special supplement of Diabetes Care, featuring peer-reviewed articles by CODHy's prestigious speakers.