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Tina
Vilsbøll
Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Vilsbøll has been involved in diabetes research since 1997, and in 2004 she established the Center for Diabetes Research at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (now part of Steno). Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of obesity, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, regulation of appetite and food intake, and the utilisation of incretins as therapeutics. Integration of the gut in the understanding of human glucose metabolism has become a major focus in her lab over recent years. 

 

Professor Vilsbøll is an experienced teacher and supervises several PhD and medical students conducting diabetes research. She has around 350 scientific publications and several published books and book chapters. She is a frequently invited speaker at international meetings. In addition to her teaching and research posts, Professor Vilsbøll is a member of numerous professional societies and committees, and referees for several international journals.

Melanie Davies

University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom


Professor Davies is a Professor of Diabetes Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Diabetologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK. She is based in the Diabetes Research Centre of the University of Leicester and is also the Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which has over 160 research staff, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

 

Professor Davies’ research interests include the causes, screening, prevention, self-management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). She is a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator Emeritus and a Director of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. Professor Davies is the Principal Investigator on a number of large global studies in the field of diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease, and has served as an expert for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on a number of guideline groups. Professor Davies was co-chair of EASD/ADA’s Consensus Report on T2DM Management.

 

Professor Davies has published over 600 original articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Lancet, NEJM and the BMJ and has over £60M of peer review grant funding. She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year’s Honour’s List for services to diabetes research and awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018.


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Ronald Goldenberg

LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada


Dr Goldenberg is a consultant endocrinologist affiliated with LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology in Vaughan, Ontario. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1987 and his fellowship in Endocrinology & Metabolism in 1989, both at the University of Toronto. His major areas of interest include clinical care of diabetes, obesity, dyslipidaemia and thyroid disorders.

 

Dr Goldenberg has been an investigator in a wide array of clinical trials in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidaemia. He has been actively involved in Continuing Medical Education for the last 3 decades, with a strong focus on translating evidence-based medicine into practical patient care.

 

Dr Goldenberg was a councilor on the Diabetes Canada Clinical & Scientific Section Executive Committee from 2010 to 2016. He was also a member of the Steering Committee and an author for the 2013 CDA Clinical Practice Guidelines, lead author of the CDA March 2016 Interim Update and co-author of the November 2016 Interim Update on the Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes. He has served on the Executive Committee and was an author for the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines.

 

Dr Goldenberg was affiliated with North York Branson/North York General Hospital from 1989 to 2020, where he served as Medical Director of the Diabetes Education Centre. He is Past-Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Endocrinology & Metabolism and a previous President of the Toronto Diabetes Association.


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Rachel Batterham

University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom


Professor Batterham is a Professor of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology at UCL, London, UK. She leads the University College London Hospital (UCLH) Bariatric Centre for Weight Management & Metabolic Surgery and the UCL Centre for Obesity Research, within the Department of Medicine. Professor Batterham is also the Director for the UCLH/UCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Obesity Research Theme, and the Royal College of Physicians’ Special Advisor on Obesity.

 

Professor Batterham has received several national and international awards for her work in obesity, including the Royal Society of Medicine’s Steven’s Lecture (2018), the Andre Mayer award from the World Obesity Federation (2016), and the Diabetes UK Rank Fund Nutrition Prize (2015). She has made significant clinical contributions to defining the management of people with obesity through her membership of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Obesity Guideline Development Group.

 

Professor Batterham is Scientific Chair for the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (IFSO) European Chapter, 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. Because of this, she has established a charity for people affected by obesity – the Obesity Empowerment Network UK.


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