It is now the time to take the next step 2nd National Conference on Prevention of Diabetes to be held in Atlanta, USA, 17 - 19, November 2017. As the earlier Congresses, the coming Congress will combine theory and practice, and will form a forum to disseminate new information, to learn from best practices and to have constructive debates around one of the most important public health issues, the prevention of diabetes and its complications. Although we can declare today that the work targeted to the prevention of diabetes and its complications has been a true success story, there is still a long way to go and many lessons to be learned. The history of public health is full of success stories – let’s make sure that the prevention of diabetes and its complications will be one of them! This conference is also a good opportunity to present and discuss your research works, meet with colleagues and friends from all over the world, and enjoy the pleasant mild climate and the many attractions of the beautiful city of Atanta.