1st American Diabetes Association Middle East Congress

4–6 December 2012

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Web site:http://ada-me.org/index.html

Contact for information: EDC, Center for Diabetes Education, 3119 Trees of Avalon Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253. Tel: 678-759-1561. E-mail:info@ada-me.org

60th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course

22–24 February 2013

Hilton New York

New York, New York

Web site:http://professional.diabetes.org/pg13

73rd Scientific Sessions

21–25 June 2013

McCormick Place Convention Center

Chicago, Illinois

Web site:http://scientificsessions.diabetes.org

74th Scientific Sessions

13–17 June 2014

Moscone Center

San Francisco, California

Web site: http://scientificsessions.diabetes.org

Contact for information on ADA events: American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 800-232-3472, select option 1. Fax: 703-549-1715 or 703-253-4358. E-mail:professionaleducation@diabetes.org. Web site:http://professional.diabetes.org/ce.

The 2nd International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome (PreHT 2013)

31 January–3 February 2013

Barcelona, Spain

Web site:www.prehypertension.org

Beginning with manuscripts submitted after 1 January 2013, Diabetes requires authors to report HbA1c levels in both traditional, DCCT-derived units (as %) and SI, IFCC-recommended units (as mmol/mol). Authors should use the NGSP's HbA1c converter at http://www.ngsp.org/convert1.asp to calculate HbA1c values as both % and mmol/mol. (Please note the additional link for converting standard deviations.) Values should first be reported as %, followed by the mmol/mol equivalent in parentheses.

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