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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure to announce and to invite you to attend the 10th International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome & Pregnancy. The Symposium will take place May 29 – June 1, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

The 10th DIP Symposium will highlight the progress of pregnancy - from pre-pregnancy, trimester by trimester, to labor, delivery and post-partum care.

Focus will be placed on the prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications – hyperglycemia, hypertension - preeclampsia, preterm birth, NCD’s (Non-Communicable Diseases) and pregnancy, fetal growth and others, as well as the cycle of future NCD’s that begins during the intrauterine life - onto mother and offspring.

The DIP Symposium aims to bring to the forefront matters of invention and innovation in the fields of Maternal, Fetal, Neonatal and Digital Medicine. It will provide further updates and educational needs for healthcare providers in aspects related to their practice of maternal fetal medicine.

A unique program on “Digital Health” will be introduced - presenting innovative concepts and development of ideas, to be brought to the forefront in keynote lectures. The Digital Health program will successfully address and highlight the importance of introducing and including digital health within the treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Fetal Growth, Preterm birth and Pregnancy.

This 10th instalment of the DIP Symposium will include a Faculty comprised of renowned professionals and practitioners from all over the world - leaders in Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine , Basic Science, Nutrition , Midwifery , Diabetes Nurse Educators and many more. It will showcase presentations on the most updated clinical and laboratory revolutions, evidence based and from practical experience.

Since the 1st meeting, the DIP Symposium has grown tremendously, dealing with over 80 years of knowledge, innovative research and the most up-to-date tools, techniques and integrative approach. DIP is considered a leading symposium in the field of Maternal and Fetal medicine, presenting data and management protocols to ensure the optimal outcome of pregnancies complicated by diabetes, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.

Florence – declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982 and chosen as the host of the 10th DIP Symposium, is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The impact of its artistic, historic and cultural heritage in the world remains to this day. The city has a major impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science, religion and is a must-see-destination for any tourist and traveller.

We look forward to your participation and hope that you will contribute to the scientific program by submitting your abstracts.

With best wishes and hoping to see you in Florence,

Moshe Hod, Israel | Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy | Eduard Gratacos, Spain
           
Graziano  Di CianniItaly | Gian Paolo Donzelli, Italy | Felice Petraglia, Italy
 
Symposium Presidents