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Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School and School of Public Health, Jerusalem, Israel

Professor Ofri Mosenzon MD, MSc is Professor of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Epidemiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School and School of Public Health in Jerusalem, Israel.  


She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. She is Director of the Diabetes Clinical Research Center, Diabetes Unit, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital.  


Professor Mosenzon has been involved in more than 80 clinical trials related to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs), diabetic nephropathy and others. She is part of distinguished academic international groups leading large international CVOTs, including SAVOR-TIMI 53, DECLARE-TIMI 58 and PIONEER 6. She has published widely on a range of diabetes topics, including treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular and renal complications of diabetes. She has presented at many national and international conferences, including American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, American Society of Nephrology, European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association, and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Sessions. 


Professor Mosenzon is very involved in developing curriculums for continuing medical education for family physicians in diabetes and lecturing to medical and master’s students. She is Founder and Academic Director of the school of continuing medical education in the faculty of medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Professor Mosenzon has contributed chapters in books relating to diabetes treatment in Israel. She has many (and quickly growing numbers) of original papers, reviews, commentaries and editorials in leading peer-reviewed journals.  

Rachel Batterham - Speaker

Rachel Batterham

Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology, University College London, London, UK

Professor Rachel Batterham is Professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology at University College London (UCL), London, UK. She leads the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery and the UCL Centre for Obesity Research within the Department of Medicine. She is Clinical Director for the Division of Medicine at UCL, Director for the UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre obesity research theme and Special Advisor on obesity for the Royal College of Physicians. 


In 2022, she was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to people affected by obesity. She has also received several national and international awards for her work in obesity, including the Royal Society of Medicine’s Stevens Lecture (2018), the Andre Mayer award from the World Obesity Federation (2016) and the Diabetes UK Rank Prize Funds Nutrition (2015).


Professor Batterham has made significant clinical contributions to defining the management of obese patients through her membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guideline Development Group on obesity. She is co-chair of NHS England’s Clinical Advisory Group for specialist weight management, and since 2016, she has been a trustee for the Association for the Study of Obesity and Council Member for British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society. She is passionate about reducing the stigma that people with obesity experience and ensuring that the patient voice is heard. She has established a charity for people affected by obesity, the Obesity Empowerment Network UK.

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Domenica Rubino - Speaker

Domenica Rubino

Washington Center for Weight Management and Research, Arlington, VA, USA

Dr Domenica Rubino is Founder and Director of the Washington Center for Weight Management and Research in Arlington, VA, USA, a comprehensive weight management programme utilising a multidisciplinary team for the care of individuals with obesity. Dr Rubino is board certified in obesity medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and internal medicine, and received training in both clinical and molecular biological research at the US National Institutes of Health. She is currently a clinical investigator for Epitomee, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novo Nordisk, and is the recipient of an independent research grant from Obesinov, SARL. She has over 20 years of experience in the care of individuals with obesity as well as in pharmacotherapeutic development for the treatment of obesity. 


She currently serves as a clinical expert on the treatment of obesity for several professional committees, and as a consultant and speaker for Novo Nordisk. She has also served as a representative to Congress and outside organisations for The Obesity Society. 


Dr Rubino has received several investigator awards and has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, including JAMA, Lancet, International Journal of Obesity, Postgraduate Medicine, Obesity, European Journal of Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. She recently contributed a chapter on ‘Biopsychosocial modifiers of obesity’ for the textbook entitled Bariatric Endocrinology, published by Springer Verlag.

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Ildiko Lingvay - Speaker

Ildiko Lingvay

University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Dr Ildiko Lingvay is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology as well as the Department of Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr Lingvay is Medical Director of the Office of Clinical Trials Management, overseeing all clinical trials at UT Southwestern. She is board certified in obesity medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.


Dr Lingvay leads a programme that focuses on clinical research in the field of obesity and type 2 diabetes, with the ultimate goal to improve the lives of all patients who suffer so many health consequences as a result of their medical problems. Her research interests span the spectrum from pathophysiology of the disease to treatment algorithms and comparative effectiveness of various therapeutic approaches. Dr Lingvay treats patients at the UT clinics and hospitals as well as the Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX, USA. 


Dr Lingvay is an active member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), where she has served over the years on several committees, including the organising committee for the annual scientific sessions, Focus on Fellows advisory board and Women’s Interprofessional Network ADA advisory board. She has participated in many clinical trials and has a special interest in cardiovascular outcome trials. She has authored over 110 publications in major medical journals and authored chapters in several popular diabetes textbooks.

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Julia Mader - Speaker

Julia Mader

Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Dr Julia Mader is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology at Medical University of Graz, Austria, and is Deputy Head of the Diabetes Outpatient Clinic. She received her medical degree at Medical University of Graz, where she also trained in internal medicine, and endocrinology and diabetology. From 2016 to 2017, she was Visiting Professor at the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. She leads the Diabetes Technology Research Unit at Medical University of Graz.


Dr Mader’s research is focused on diabetes technology with emphasis on insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, the artificial pancreas and decision support systems for the treatment of diabetes. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare. She has received several national and international awards in the field of diabetes technology. In 2021, she was awarded with the Langerhans Award of the Austrian Diabetes Association. Dr Mader is a member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the Austrian Society for Internal Medicine, the Austrian Diabetes Association and the Austrian Society for Endocrinology. She is also a management board member of the Austrian Diabetes Society, within which she heads the Diabetes Education Committee and is a member of the Diabetes Technology Committee. Dr Mader has authored and co-authored several national guidelines in the field. 

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Klara Owen

Klara Owen

Novo Nordisk A/S, Bagsværd, Denmark

Klara Owen is the senior medical director medically responsible for all projects in type 1 diabetes (T1D) at the Cell Therapy R&D Transformational Research Unit (TRU), Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark. She holds an MD degree from the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her PhD, from the same university, centred around the dynamic interplay between weight change and glycaemic and lipid metabolism. She is also board certified in internal medicine and diabetology, as well as holding an MSc in drug development science from King’s College, London, UK. 


After 12 years of both in- and outpatient practice in internal medicine and obesity/type 2 diabetes, for the last 5 years as Consultant Diabetologist, Klara joined Novo Nordisk A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark, to support treat-to-target diabetes clinical trials with design and surveillance of trial execution. She then moved to the newly formed obesity division, focusing on translation from research into clinical development for a number of novel obesity treatment compounds. Klara subsequently joined Zealand Pharma, supporting the development of short-acting glucagon analogue for a congenital hyperinsulinism indication and a dual hormone artificial pancreas collaboration with BetaBionics, Boston, MA, USA. 


Recently, Klara joined the cell therapy TRU to support the research and translational work of developing human embryonic stem cell-derived islet clusters for treatment, and potentially cure, of T1D. In addition to her work on the T1D projects, she supports the pre-project portfolio in a number of other indications, while continuing to be a passionate advocate of listening to patient perspectives to modify, change or re-prioritise development programmes.

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