The DPSG annual meeting 2022

Meeting details

The meeting will take place from 8-10 September 2022 in Madrid, and the location will be at the hotel Princesa Plaza. 

The template for the abstract submission and for the travel award will be provided by early March and the abstract deadline was April 1st, 2022. The deadline for the applications for the travel awards, the 2022 Joseph Hoet Award and the Jørgen Pedersen Lecture (see details in attachment) was also April 1st.

Deadline for the early registration for the DPSG meeting will be June 10th (see update from the Board).

More information follows.


Link to program. Link to program. 

Registration for the DPSG meeting

Deadline for the early registration is June 10th.

Registration form.

2022 Joseph Hoet Research Award

The DPSG (Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group, EASD) announces the 18th Joseph Hoet Research Award (JHRA) to be given on the occasion of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Study Group 8-10 September 2022 in Madrid, Spain.

The award will consist of a diploma-certificate, travel expenses of up to 500 € and paid registration and accommodation. The call for nominations is open on a competitive basis, for excellence of research in the field of Diabetes and Pregnancy, under the following conditions: 

  1. The candidate must be younger than 50 years on 1st January of the year of the award.
  2. There is no restriction concerning the nationality of candidates.
  3. The JHRA will be given in relation to research of excellence in the field of Diabetes and Pregnancy (Basic or Clinical) manifested by publications with important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  4. All application documents are to be sent to the DPSG secretary Sine Knorr ( and DPSG Chairperson Adam Tabak ( as attachments to an email on or before April 1st, 2022. This will include:
    1. The candidate’s Curriculum Vitae with complete bibliography.
    2. The most relevant publications (not more than 6; as .pdf files).
    3. A statement by the candidate, explaining the manner in which the research and the publications have contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the area of Diabetes and Pregnancy. This statement should not exceed 1.000 words. Additional letters of support of relevant authorities in the field of Diabetes and Pregnancy may be also enclosed (.pdf files).
  1. The jury to judge the award will be formed by the five active members of the DPSG Board. Only in exceptional cases, if the jury cannot make a final choice between 2 final candidates with almost identical evaluation, the DPSG Chair’s vote will be decisive.
  2. The recipient of the prize is expected to give the Joseph Hoet Lecture during the annual DPSG meeting, describing his/her most important scientific achievements, and is also expected to write a respective review either as a PowerPoint presentation or as 2-3 pages to be presented on the DPSG home page.

Applications should be addressed to the Chairperson of DPSG:

Adam Tabak, Chair, DPSG, Hungary


List of previous Awardees

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DPSG Young Investigator Travelling Fellowship Application

The DPSG Young Investigators Travelling Fellowship is a travel fellowship for Young Invetigatos in training. The purpose is to enable their attendance at the annual meetings by  assisting with travel expenses. The travelling fellowships will be announced and awarded year by year, and are dependent on the financial situation of the DPSG.

The maximum amount for a single award is €400 to cover transportation and accommodation expenses only. Up to 10 awards may be available per competition, dependent upon available funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young investigators must be a presenting author of an abstract.
  • Young Investigator status applies only to those researchers in training who are 35 years or younger in the year of the meeting.
  • The applicant must attach a signed statement from his/her supervisor to certify his/her Young Investigator status at the time of submission.
  • The applicant must provide a brief description of his/her research at the time of submission.

Timeline and Funding

Application deadline April 1, 2022 (consistent with abstract deadline; must be submitted with abstract)

Notification of decision Prior to May 30, 2022

Funding per Award Up to €400


  • The applicant’s supervisor must be affiliated with the DPSG.
  • The research abstract and related activities must be related to the DPSG mandate.
  • These awards are available to European and International investigators affiliated with the DPSG at the time of the application deadline.


Applications will be assessed by the DPSG Board of Directors at the time of abstract judging (Early May).

Application form

Previous Awardees

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Jørgen Pedersen Lecture 2022 – Call for Nominations

The Board of the DPSG hereby calls for nomination of candidates for the 2022 Jørgen Pedersen Lecture. 

In 1946 Jørgen Pedersen, professor in internal medicine in Copenhagen, opened the Copenhagen Center for Pregnant Women with Diabetes. He was among the first – if not the first – to start seriously looking into the fields of diabetes and pregnancy in a scientific, as well as a clinical, way. Among other things he formulated a hypothesis concerning how maternal hyperglycemia affects the fetus – the so-called “Pedersen Hypothesis”, which still is relevant.

In recognition of Dr. Pedersen’s contributions, each year since 1980, the Board of the DPSG elects an individual to deliver the prestigious Jørgen Pedersen Lecture at the annual meeting.

Criteria for Selection

  • In recognition of outstanding contributions (including scientific publications and presentations) to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and pregnancy.
  • Nominee will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of diabetes in pregnancy.
  • MD or PhD degree or equivalent.
  • Both DPSG members and non-members are eligible for nomination.


  • Recipient will deliver the Jorgen Pedersen Award Lecture at the 54th annual DPSG meeting in Madrid, September 8 – 10 2022
  • Recipient will be asked to write a summary of the lecture for the DPSG newsletter following the meeting.


  • The recipient receives a medal.
  • Award includes travel expenses of up to 1000 €, paid registration and hotel accommodation during the meeting.

Nomination/Submission Process

  • The candidate may be nominated by any member of a professional scientific society.
  • The winner will be selected by the DPSG Board and informed at the end of May 2022.
  • Nominations must be submitted via email to the DPSG secretary Katrien Benhalima ( and DPSG chairperson Mireille Van Poppel ( by April 1st, 2022.

Each nomination must include

  • A letter of nomination, which should be no more than 400 words.
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) with career and publication highlights.
  • Nominee’s biography.

List previous of Awardees

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