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ICDM 2019

Plenary lectures

Plenary lecture 1 11:10~11:50 / Friday 11 October
Convention hall A,B,C
Chairman:Kyong Soo Park
Prof. Graeme Bell is currently the Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics in the University of Chicago. He has been studying the genetics of diabetes mellitus and the biology of the pancreatic beta cell. He cloned and characterized many of the genes that are keys in the regulation of glucose metabolism including insulin, glucagon, glucose transporters and many others. He also discovered mutations in the genes for glucokinase and for three transcription factors that cause maturity-onset diabetes of the young. In this plenary session, he will deliver his life-long research story on the insulin and beta cell.
Graeme I. Bell
The University of Chicago, USA
PL1Insulin - an unfinished story
Plenary lecture 2 11:20~12:00 / Saturday 12 October
Convention hall A,B,C
Chairman:Hyoung Woo Lee
Prof. Vivian A. Fonseca is currently the chief of the Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical Center and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. Prof. Vivian A. Fonseca's research has delved into prevention and treatment of diabetic complications and risk factor reduction in cardiovascular disease, particularly on the role of inflammation and other novel risk factors. He is best known as Editor in chief of Diabetes Care and Past President for Science and Medicine of the ADA. He has received numerous awards, including the ADA Banting Medal for Leadership and Service. In ICDM 2019, he will deliver a lecture titled, “What can we learn from cardiovascular outcome trials in diabetes.”
Vivian A. Fonseca
Tulane University, USA
PL2What can we learn from cardiovascular outcome trials in diabetes
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