This Takeda-sponsored European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) symposium addressed the pharmacology, clinical use, and future therapeutic application of dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. The scientific programme covered the clinical efficacy of DPP-4 inhibitors, their durability in clinical practice, and their use in combination therapy with other antidiabetic drugs. The important issue of the effect of this class of drugs on cardiovascular (CV) outcomes was also explored. The symposium was chaired by Prof Heinz Drexel and included insightful talks from an expert faculty comprising of Profs Jørgen Rungby, Jochen Seufert, and Kausik Ray.
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