The Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) was launched in 2009 in Osaka, Japan, with Professor Yutaka Seino as Founding Chairman. The Association comprises of academic societies and associations from East and Southeast Asia and individual members. It embraces scientists, physicians, laboratory workers, nurses and students from all over the World who are interested in diabetes and related subjects.
The mission of AASD is to promote research for better diabetes care in Asia.
- AASD holds an annual academic meeting in a different Asian city each year. Members are encouraged to participate and discuss subjects regarding diabetes to improve levels of clinical and basic research on diabetes in the region.
- AASD awards were established to honour outstanding contributions to the mission of AASD. The awards are granted to recognise individuals with scientific achievements and/or outstanding leadership qualities.