Welcome Message

Welcome to
IADPSG 2020 in Kyoto

Yuji Hiramatsu

Dear colleagues:

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the Scientific Meeting of the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups in 2020 (IADPSG 2020). The meeting will be held from November 13 to 15, 2020, in the historic and beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan. IADPSG 2020 will be run in collaboration with the 36th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Diabetes and Pregnancy (JSDP).

Since adoption of the new diagnostic criteria of GDM by the IADPSG in 2010, the worldwide frequency of GDM has increased and the management of diabetic pregnancy has become a very important issue. The frequency of GDM in Japan is 7%–9%, and around 10% of pregnant women have some sort of glucose metabolism abnormality. In addition, the idea of DOHaD has penetrated practice: management of diabetic pregnant women and follow-up of these mothers and their babies after delivery have become very important issues.
The meeting will discuss new findings in basic and clinical research from before pregnancy to postpartum follow-up and will expect to disseminate many messages to the global community. There will be a special focus on interactive sessions that give us the opportunity to exchange ideas and form new and maintain existing friendships.

Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and has been at the center of traditional Japanese culture for over a thousand years. Kyoto preserves its historic charm and beauty with its many temples, shrines, parks, gardens, and old wooden houses. November is the best month to visit Kyoto because the trees change color to red or yellow and become very beautiful. We invite you to take a stroll through beautiful, historic Kyoto before and after the meeting and enjoy the Japanese “omotenashi” (hospitality).
We look forward to your participation in IADPSG 2020 and to welcoming you to Kyoto.


Yuji Hiramatsu

Yuji Hiramatsu
Congress President, IADPSG 2020
Chairperson of JSDP
Professor Emeritus of Okayama University