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Ophthalmologists have deep interest in diabetes and often participate in the frequent conferences where diverse aspects of the disease are thrashed out. One such recent conference was a combined meeting of the Irish Ophthalmological Society and the British Diabetic Association held in Dublin (April, 1963). Another was a Symposium on Microangiopathy held under the auspices of the American Diabetes Association (Cherry Hill, NJ, October, 1963). Still another conference will be held this coming summer under the auspices of the International Diabetes Federation in Toronto (July, 1964).
The official papers are probably the least important part of these conferences because they eventually become available in printed form, but the unofficial conversation is most informative in revealing what those in the know think is important. The following is an impression of what some diabetologists at a recent meeting considered to be the real advances in their field.
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C. DG. Conferences on Diabetes. Arch Ophthalmol. 1964;71(3):295–296. doi:10.1001/archopht.1964.00970010311001
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