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The Lancet - Clinical Diabetes Commission

The Lancet – Clinical Diabetes Commission

Professor Juliana Chan was invited by The Lancet to co-chair The Lancet – Clinical Diabetes Commission and to explore with members of the CUHK Diabetes Research Team and other international diabetes experts from different regions on diabetes trends in five years.

A large body of knowledge has been amassed over the past three decades about the causes and consequences of diabetes.  Many prevention strategies have been proven to be efficacious in controlled settings. The current challenge lies in translating these evidences into practices, and in identifying priorities for actions and knowledge gaps where data are lacking to guide practice and policy especially in low and middle income countries.

Professor Chan convened the Commission Meeting respectively in Hong Kong, Melbourne and London in the past two years, working with other commissioners from around the globe on four main themes on diabetes including disease burden, prevention, treatment and economics.  The Commission discussed the research direction, analyzed the data collected, and hopefully will publish their research findings on The Lancet by June 2018.

Acknowledgments go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Croucher Foundation, CUHK Faculty of Medicine and The Lancet in support of this Commission Meeting.


 

Profiles of Commissioners


Carlos Aguilar-Salinas
Deputy Head, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrición, Mexico
Peter Bennett
Scientist Emeritus, National Institutes of Health, USA
Juliana Chan
Chair Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics and Director of Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Philip Clarke
Professor of Health Economics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Melanie Davies
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Björn Eliasson
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Majid Ezzati
Chair in Global Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Juan José Gagliardino
Director of Centro de Endocrinología Experimental y Aplicada, Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas La Plata, Argentina
Edward Gregg
Chief of the Epidemiology and Statistics Branch, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Rury Holman
Professor of Diabetic Medicine, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Alice Kong
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Naomi (Dinky) Levitt
Professor and Head of Diabetic Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Andrea Luk
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ronald Ma
Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Margaret McGill
Adjunct Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School and Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Australia
Guang Ning
Director of Shanghai Institute of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, China
Graham Ogle
General Manager, International Diabetes Federation Life for a Child Programme, Australia
Brian Oldenburg
Director of Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
Trevor Orchard
Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, USA
Ambady Ramachandran
President, India Diabetes Research Foundation, India
Maria Inês Schmidt
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Yutaka Seino
President, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Japan
Jonathan Shaw
Professor and Deputy Director of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia
Wing-yee So
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics and Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nick Wareham
Director of MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, United Kingdom
Ping Zhang
Senior Health Economist, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA