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"Meet the Experts" Diabetes
Please join us for 2 exciting webinars!
October 22nd- Diabetes and COVID-19: Two pandemics in collision
October 29th - "Diabesity (diabetes & obesity): its double trouble.

Oct 22, 2020 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Professor Paul Zimmet AO
Professor of Diabetes, Monash University and Co-Director, Sagol Center for Metabolism and Diabetes, Tel Aviv Medical Center.
An international leader in the field of diabetes for 40 years, Professor Paul Zimmet has had a profound impact on the lives of Australians living with diabetes. Paul’s research in the 1980s predicted the current global epidemic of Type 2 diabetes. He founded the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne in 1984, the first institute in Australia to target diabetes and associated disorders. His legacy is entrenched in numerous humanitarian programs advocating for healthier lifestyles to prevent the disease and its complications. He has published more than 890 research papers, has been named one of the world's most influential scientific minds, and is listed in the top 10 diabetes researchers for global impact. The award-winning scientist is improving care for people with diabetes, nationally and globally.
Professor Naim Shehadeh
Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Institute @Rambam Health Care Campus
Professor Naim Shehadeh is the Director of the Institute of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Rambam Health Care Campus. An endocrinologist, he graduated from the Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Techology (1983). He then pursued residencies in pediatrics and endocrinology at Rambam Health Care Campus and completed his postgraduate research training at the Barbara Davis Center for the Study of Diabetes in Denver, Colorado (USA). Dr. Shehadeh’s main research and clinical interests include the pathogenesis and prevention of Type 1 diabetes mellitus; trials into the prevention of diabetes complications; development of a community intervention program for prevention of obesity and diabetes in high-risk communities; and development of a new infant formula enriched with bioactive hormones such as insulin. Dr. Shehadeh has received a number of research and innovation awards including the Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award.
Dr Danny Ben-Eli - Moderator
Emergency Physician, Trauma Consultant - Monash Health & Alfred Health.