IDF 2021 Programme Committee and Streams

Last update: 02/04/2021
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Learning Objectives

Download the learning objectives for each stream here.

Meet the stream leads

  • Programme chair

    Prof. João Filipe Raposo (Portugal)

    Professor João Raposo graduated in Medicine at the University of Lisbon and received his PhD in Endocrinology from the New University of Lisbon. He did his residency in Endocrinology at the Portuguese Cancer Institute from 1991 to 1997 and has been Consultant of Endocrinology at APDP since 2006.

    He is currently Assistant Professor of Public Health in the Medical Faculty of New University of Lisbon (NOVA Medical School) and a member of the Board of the Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes (MGSD).

  • Cardiovascular Disease & Hypertension Stream

    Prof. Naveed Sattar (UK)

    Professor Naveed Sattar graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1990. In 1993 he moved to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, first as a Specialist Registrar then as Senior Lecturer and Reader. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 1998. He joined the staff of the University of Glasgow and in early 2005 was appointed as Professor of Metabolic Medicine at the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences.

    He continues as an Honorary Consultant at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he co-leads a CVD prevention clinic. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • Eye & Kidney Stream

    Prof. Per-Henrik Groop (Finland)

    Professor Per-Henrik Groop, MD, DMSc, FRCPE graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1982. Following post-doctoral studies at Guy’s Hospital, University of London, under Professor Giancarlo Viberti, Professor Groop returned to Helsinki as Consultant of Nephrology. He served as Professor of Nephrology (Chair) 2010–2015 and is currently Professor of Internal Medicine (Chair) at the University of Helsinki.

    He is also Chief Physician at the Abdominal Center Nephrology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital and Principal Investigator of the Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy (FinnDiane) Study at the Folkhälsan Research Center in Helsinki, Finland. He is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Diabetes, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Foot & Neuropathy Stream

    Prof. Andrew Boulton (UK)

    Professor Andrew Boulton is President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) for 2020-21. He also currently serves as President of the Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education and Chair of EURADIA (European Alliance for Diabetes Research). Professor Boulton is a graduate of Newcastle-upon-Tyne University. He subsequently trained in Sheffield and Miami prior to accepting an appointment at Manchester University, where he is currently Professor of Medicine with a special interest in diabetes and its complications. He is also Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

  • COVID-19 and Diabetes Stream

    Prof. Akhtar Hussain (Norway)

    Prof. Akhtar Hussain is President-Elect of the International Diabetes Federation 2020-2021. He previously served on the IDF Board as a Vice-President between 2013 and 2017. 

    Prof. Hussain originates from Bangladesh and immigrated to Norway in 1982. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and subsequently received post-graduate and doctoral diplomas in Boston (USA) and Bergen and Oslo (Norway).

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