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Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Diabetes, the New Epidemic

Professor Paolo Pozzilli MD

Worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing with the numbers projected to rise to 366 million in 2030. Risk of diabetes is even larger, since 30-50% of people are affected by obesity or pre-diabetes which may eventually progress to diabetes and/or risk of cardiovascular diseases. This can be reversible and early intervention (weight loss, exercise programmes or pharmacological) can reduce risk, but adherence and costs are an issue. Less conventional approaches such as increasing taxes on unhealthy food, financial incentives or peer-monitoring have also been proposed and Government, private institutions and media should all collaborate to fight this epidemic.

 

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Professor Paolo Pozzilli MD is Professor of Diabetes and Clinical Research at the Centre for Diabetes at Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, London, and Professor of Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases at the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, Italy.

He qualified in Medicine at Sapienza University in Rome and specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the same University. He has participated in four Biomed projects of the European Union and three NIH projects.

He is Member of Ancillary Study Committee for the TRIGR Study (NIH project), Chairman of the IMDIAB Group and Deputy Chairman of the ACTION LADA Project (EU).

Professor Pozzilli coordinates the International PhD programme in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases between Queen Mary University of London, University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome and the University of Ulm, Germany.

He is Member Scientific Advisory Board of the Graduate School in Molecular Medicine, University of Ulm, Member Advisory Board of the International Diabetes Federation, Group for Diabetes in the Youth and Delegate for University Campus Bio-Medico, Permanent Conference of Rectors of the Italian Universities (CRUI).

He is currently the European Editor of Diabetes Metabolism Research & Reviews, John Wiley Publ.

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3 June 2014

Diabetes, the New Epidemic
Professor Paolo Pozzilli MD

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