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University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Nikolaus Marx, born in 1968, is Professor of Medicine / Cardiology and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Aachen, Germany. He received his medical training at the Universities of Mainz, Genf (Switzerland) and Düsseldorf, obtaining his MD in 1994. His thesis on growth regulation in human renal cancer cell lines was completed at the laboratory of Professor Gerharz at the Institute of Pathology, University of Mainz. After a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Peter Libby and Dr. Jorge Plutzky at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Nikolaus Marx later became a board-certified internist, then cardiologist, before specialising in intensive care medicine in internal medicine at the University of Ulm. He was appointed Professor of Medicine / Cardiology and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine I at the University of Aachen in 2009.

Professor Marx is a member of several organisations within the field of cardiology and diabetes, including the European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association (AHA), German Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. In addition to reviewing submitted manuscript to numerous journals, including Circulation, Diabetologia, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, the Journal of Immunology and The Lancet, he is currently Associate Editor for European Heart Journal. Professor Marx was awarded the Servier Young Investigators Award in 1999 at the First European Meeting on Vascular Biology and Medicine, the 2004 Morgagni Young Investigator Award as well as the Rising Star Award 2005 of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Professor Marx has served as President of the German Atherosclerosis Society (DGAF) from 2012 to 2015. He has been a board member of the German Society of Cardiology (DGK) from 05/2017 to 04/2019.

Stephan Jacob

Stephan Jacob

University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany

Prof. Stephan Jacob is an endocrinologist/diabetologist, expert in nutrion and a clinical hypertension specialist (ESH). He is teaching at the university of Tuebingen, Germany. He is in private practise and set up a cardio-metabolic institute (CMI), in which non pharmacological and pharmacological therapy life style coaching of cardio-metabolic patients in out-patient care is coordinated, he plans to establish a network with the family doctors and the clinics in his town. Furthermore he is a SCOPE founding fellow and also a member of EASO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Management (EASO-COM).

He is involved in several clinical trials, in obesity, lipid and blood pressure management, specifically the CV outcome trials of new anti-diabetics.

Previously, Prof. Jacob was Senior Consultant at the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Pathobiochemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany.

His research interests include the cardio-metabolic syndrome and the role of early detection and intervention , specifically the effects of life style intervention on prevention and treatment of co-morbidities; to set up structured care in an out-patient setting (CMI).
AND he is convinced that we have to speed up to bring the CHANGE OF PARADIGM in type 2 diabetes management TO THE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES!

Prof. Jacob is in the board of the working group on diabetes and the heart of the german diabetes association. Also he is heading the research group on cardio-metabolic care at the university of Munich. In addition, he has engaged in, bringing the SCOPE program to Germany. Furthermore , he is a member of several guideline committees and editorial boards.

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