Global Call for Free Academic Movement for International Dialogue
Itamar Raz, MD1, Stephanie A. Amiel, FRCP2, George Alberti, FRCP3, Naim Shehadeh, MD4, Stefano Del Prato, MD5, Paul Zimmet, MD, PHD6 and William T. Cefalu, MD7
+ Author Affiliations
From the 1Diabetes Unit, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel;
2King’s College London, London, U.K.;
3King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, U.K.; the
4Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel; the
5Section of Diabetes, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy;
6Melbourne, Australia; and the
7Joint Program on Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University (LSU) System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
Corresponding author: William T. Cefalu, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recent meeting of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the World Diabetes Congress 2011, took place in Dubai in December 2011. The fact that Dubai was chosen as the venue for this international congress became controversial because it was perceived by some prospective attendees that it might limit participation based on nationality or religion as a result of strict entry laws and/or fear for the security of some participants....