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Organising Committee Chair - Shaukat Sadikot, India 

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Dr Shaukat Sadikot from India is Immediate Past President of the International Diabetes Federation (2016-2017). He is also President of DiabetesIndia and presently works as a Consultant in Endocrinology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai. He has been actively involved with the cause of diabetes and associated metabolic disorders for the past 40 years. Dr Sadikot is the editor of the International Scientific Journal “Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews”.


Programme Committee Chair - Ammar Ibrahim, Dominican Republic


Dr Ammar Ibrahim is a surgeon, specialised in diabetic foot care since 1996. He became Head of the Diabetic Foot Clinic at the Instituto Nacional de Diabetes, Endocrinología y Nutrición (INDEN) in Santo Domingo in 1999 and has been the General Director of INDEN since 2007. His position as General Director of the most important hospital for diabetes in the Dominican Republic has allowed him to establish connections with people with diabetes and their relatives not only as a physician but also as an administrator, educator, and supporter.


Deputy Programme Committee Chair - Lawrence Harkless, USA


Recently retired, Dr Lawrence Harkless is Founding Dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and was Professor of Podiatric Medicine, Surgery and Biomechanics at the Western University of Health Sciences. He has educated thousands of students, residents, fellows, physicians and healthcare providers about the complexities of diabetic foot complications and the importance of preventative foot care for people with diabetes as well as operating his own private practice. He has impacted the entire arena of Diabetic Foot, including the development and validation of Wound and Risk Stratification Models. The risk and Wound classification systems have provided the taxonomy which allows clinicians to communicate worldwide improving patient-centred outcomes and reducing the impact on health care costs.


National Advisory Committee Chair - Banshi Saboo, India

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Dr. Banshi Saboo is an experienced Physician specialising in diabetes. He began private practice at Ahmedabad in 1998 at "Dia Care - Diabetes Care & Hormone Clinic", which has over the years expanded into an advanced diabetes care centre, with research facilities as well. Dr. Saboo is also attached to many multispeciality hospitals in Ahmedabad as a Consultant Diabetologist. He is a member of a large number of medical associations, and is actively involved in several of them as a committee member and/or in an executive or governing role.

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