#dedoc° voices

#dedoc° believes in the value People with Diabetes bring to scientific congresses. This is why we have created the #dedoc° voices scholarship.

The #dedoc° voices scholarship program grants diabetes patient advocates free access to the world's most prestigious diabetes conferences: ATTD, EASD and ISPAD. It provides a dedicated platform for People with Diabetes (PWD), Health Care Professionals (HCPs), researchers and industry to meet and exchange at our initiatives such as #docday°, #docnight°, our #dedoc° voices networking events and our exclusive #doclab° consultancy sessions. 

#dedoc° voices commit to #dedoc°'s core principle of peer support: #PayItForward. They join a powerful network of like-minded peers who mentor, coach and support their advocacy work. They participate in scientific sessions and industry symposia to discuss, curate and translate what they consider relevant and share their learnings in a way that is understood and appreciated by PWD and the Diabetes Online Community around the world. The #dedoc° voices network is currently made up of over 120 diabetes advocates from more than 40 countries. Learn more about the #dedoc° voices scholarship program in our #dedoc° 2022 activities outline.




Please only apply if you can commit to attending the scientific sessions and symposia and are available to actively participate in our #dedoc° networking events. You can apply for EASD and/or ISPAD - you can indicate in the application whether you are applying for one or both conferences. As it stands today, EASD (Stockholm) and ISPAD (Abu Dhabi) will offer virtual and in-person attendance. We will update this website in case this changes. If you apply for in-person attendance at the conferences, please make sure you can take the time to travel to Stockholm / Abu Dhabi. We aim to notify all applicants mid-July.

These are the key dates:

EASD conference, Stockholm: 19. - 23. September 2022
EASD #dedoc° Symposium: 20. September 2022, 2pm CEST
ISPAD conference, Abu Dhabi: 13. - 16. October 2022
ISPAD #dedoc° Symposium: Saturday, 15 October 2022, time tbd

#dedoc° voices warm-up event: 09.09.2022, 5pm CEST via Zoom
#dedoc° voices networking event: 15.09.2022, 5pm CEST via Zoom
#docday°:  29.09.2022, 5pm CEST streamed LIVE on dedoc.org, Facebook & YouTube
#docnight°: 29.09.2022, 7pm via KumoSpace (link will be shared in time)

Any diabetes advocate can apply to become a #dedoc° voice by answering the following questions:

Who are you, and why do you want to become a #dedoc° voice?
Which sessions and symposia would you like to attend, and why?
How will you report back to your community and pay it forward?

Please note: There are no formal requirements for diabetes advocates. We consider you a diabetes advocate if you contribute to the diabetes community in your own personal way. Regardless of where you are in your advocacy journey, we encourage you to apply. If your application is successful, you will be able to connect with seasoned advocates as well as those who are just starting out. You become part of a network of peers who learn from and support each other.

If you are already going to one of these conferences, already have accommodation or are already invited by industry but you still want to become a #dedoc° voice: Please apply, too! 

Applications are reviewed by a group of experienced #dedoc° advocates in a spirit of fairness and equal access. Decisions are based on individual profile, personal motivation, age and gender balance, regional distribution and other pre-defined criteria. #dedoc° strives to be inclusive and diverse, to empower advocates with all types of diabetes, as well as minoritised communities, people of colour and advocates from countries where access is a challenge – and to bring these voices to the forefront of everything we do.

The group of #dedoc° voices attending ATTD 2022 on site in Barcelona, Spain

#dedoc° voices for partners

Partners contribute to the #dedoc° voices program because they believe in the value of people living with diabetes, their experiences and their input at diabetes conferences. 

In addition to this, the #dedoc° voices program gives partners an opportunity to engage with leading diabetes advocates in a compliant way. They do so through a non-commercial, non-exclusive multi-sponsorship approach to ensure the highest degree of independence, transparency and credibility for the patient voice. Partners benefit from exclusive access to the #dedoc° voices network, as well as increased visibility and reach in the Diabetes Online Community.

If you would like to support the #dedoc° voices scholarship program, please get in touch with us: mail@dedoc.de.