The DPSG annual meeting 2023

We are pleased to announce the 55nd Annual Meeting of the DPSG from 7-10 September 2023 in Poznan, Poland. See the template for abstracts, the Joseph Hoet and Jørgen Pedersen Lecture awards and travel awards on the website.

The deadline for all abstracts and award applications (including travel awards) is the 1th of April at midnight (Brussels time). We will adhere to a strict deadline for the abstracts and award submissions, since the number of registrations is limited to 150. The deadline for the early registration is the 15th of June and the final deadline for registration is the 29th of July (at a higher registration cost). Early registration is therefore recommended.

For registration, information on travel, invoice…see the link below of the local organizer: and e-mail:; for invoices:

As membership fees are key for the organization of DPSG, members will be required to be paid-up for Annual Meeting registration.

An IADPSG symposium will be organized on Thursday 7-9 from 3-5pm to discuss the TOBOGM study results. This does not come at an additional cost but you need to register If you want to attend, through

Please send the completed abstract form in a word document (not pdf). Notification on acceptance of abstracts and awards will be provided at the end of May/early June. Abstracts accepted as an oral presentation, will include a 7min oral presentation on site (not virtual) and 3min for questions. Abstracts accepted as a poster presentation, will include a 3min poster presentation and 3-5min for questions (virtual posters are not possible). Instructions on the poster size will be provided later on the website.

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Outline of the DPSG program in Poznan: Click to download.

Registration for the DPSG meeting

The deadline for the early registration is the 15th of June and the final deadline for registration is the 29th of July (at a higher registration cost).

Registration form.

The 2023 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 55nd Annual Meeting of the Study Group 7-10 September 2023 in Poznan, Poland.

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 Chairperson of the DPSG on or before April 1st, 2023, as attachments to an email. 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.

Nominations must be submitted via email to the DPSG secretary Katrien Benhalima ( and DPSG co-chairpersons Mireille van Poppel ( and Eleni Anastasiou ( by April 1st, 2023

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DPSG Young Investigator Travelling Fellowship Application

The DPSG Young Investigators Travelling Fellowship is a travel fellowship for Young Investigators 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, 2023 (consistent with abstract deadline; must be submitted with abstract)

Notification of decision: Prior to 3th June, 2023

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 2023 – 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 55st annual DPSG meeting in Poznan, September 7th – 10th 2023
  • 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 2023.

Nominations must be submitted via email to the DPSG secretary Katrien Benhalima ( ) and DPSG co-chairpersons Mireille van Poppel ( and  Eleni Anastasiou ( by April 1st, 2023

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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