Dr Letchuman Ramanathan
National Head of Medical Services, MOH, Malaysia
With over 30 years of experience in MOH hospitals, he is frequently invited to give talks across the country in the areas of diabetes, good clinical practice, medication utilization and patient safety. He strongly believes we should be complementing each other to offer care to patients at the right time and right place using all the expertise and resources that we have in our country.
Dr. Feisul Idzwan Mustapha
Head of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), Ministry of Health
He joined the Disease Control Division (Non-Communicable Diseases Sector), Ministry of Health, Putrajaya as a Public Health Specialist in 2006, where he is currently engaged in the practice of public health in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCD), with special focus on diabetes and obesity. He led the development of the “National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases” (NSP-NCD), which provides the framework for Malaysia’s response to the increasing burden of NCD.
Professor Dato' Dr Wan Mohamad Wan Bebakar
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, USM Hospital, Kelantan
He had published more than 100 scientific articles in international and local journal. He was awarded International Clinician title in 2010 by AACE for his contribution in providing endocrine services in this region. An amazing speaker with a wealth of knowledge to share.
Professor Dr SP Chan
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, SDMC (Sime Darby Medical Centre)
As an academician, she has conducted research in the field of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Osteoporosis.
She has played a key role in establishing the diabetes education programmes in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, training healthcare professionals in diabetes management.
She is a member of several taskforce for the development of Malaysian Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease as well as osteoporosis. She has been invited to sit on various Advisory Boards on Diabetes at the local level as well as regional (Asia- Pacific).
She has published papers in International and Regional journals during her career as a Medical Professional and has been invited to speak at National and International Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Conferences.
Professor Dr Winnie Chee Siew Swee
Professor with the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia
She did a post-doctoral fellowship in Switzerland on bone and joint health. She has secured research grants and published in high impact journals about calcium, vitamin D, functional food and bone health in children and adults. She was also a member of the expert panel for development of CPG for Osteoporosis in Malaysia (2014). She authored the calcium and magnesium requirements for the revised Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNI) Malaysia (2017). She is currently the President of the Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA) and a prominent speaker in local and international conferences; she was the recipient of the 2015 Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim International Lecture Award by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, USA.
Professor Dato’ Dr Mafauzy Mohamed
Honorary Professor of Medicine & Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Kelantan
He was formerly the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Director of Campus, Director of Hospital and Dean at the same university in Kelantan, Malaysia. He has to date obtained over 110 research grants mainly in the field of diabetes, dyslipidemia and thyroid disorders including many clinical trials. He has supervised over 25 postgraduate students and has published over 110 papers in national and international Journals, presented over 100 papers in national and international meetings and has been invited to give over 490 lectures in national and international meetings.
Prof Dato' Dr Anuar Zaini Md Zain
Professor of Internal Medicine at Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
He was Dean of UM’s Medical Faculty for 12 years (between 1986-2000) and concurrent Director of the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) (1998 -2000). He was appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) (2000-2003) and also chaired UMMC’s Board of Management.
He was the President of the Malaysian Diabetes Association for 10 years from 1990 and also deputy chairman of the International Diabetes Federation -Western Pacific Region (1997 – 2000) during which time he was actively involved in several diabetes care strategic policy development and multi-centre research projects. He is actively involved in several international multicentre clinical trials in diabetes.
Dr Hew Fen Lee
Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, SDMC (Sime Darby Medical Centre)
He is active professionally in the role of trainer and the teacher. He is an examiner for the Conjoint Board for Endocrinology in Malaysia. He is an instructor for Bone Densitometry for International Osteoporosis Foundation and lectures in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tunku Abdul Rahman. He has also been a member of committee of various Clinical Practice Guidelines in Malaysia including Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disease and Growth Hormone.
While he was in University of Malaya, he was actively involved in medical research involving in more than 12 studies. He founded the Lipid Research Laboratory for which he was the head. He is active in medical research publishing 45 papers in peer reviewed journals and 89 abstracts.
Nam H Cho
Currently resides in South Korea and serving as a chairman of the IDF-WPR. A world renowned diabetes epidemiologist publishing over 80 peer reviewed papers on type 1, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. He has also served in numerous national and international levels of diabetes organizations.
Professor Dr Juliana C N Chan
Professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Chan is a clinician scientist committed to translate evidence to practice and develop novel solutions for unmet needs. In the early 1990s, motivated by the observation of high prevalence of young-onset type 2 diabetes and renal disease, she set up the Hong Kong Diabetes Registry and multiple cohorts to define the epidemiology of diabetes in Chinese populations. These prospective cohorts have laid the foundation for an overarching program to use a multiomic approach to discover genetic variants of diabetes and its complications for personalized care.
She is a steering committee member of multicenter clinical trials including the ORIENT, EASIE, EXSCEL, ACE to study the effects of novel compounds on clinical outcomes in diabetes. Inspired by the low event rates within a clinical trial setting, in 2007, she founded the Asia Diabetes Foundation (www.adf.org.hk) to develop the first web-based Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) Program which uses logistics, collaborative care and information technology to promote quality improvement and collaborative research, now implemented in 11 Asian countries.
She has co-authored in 500 peer-reviewed articles, including editorials and commentaries, and 20 book chapters with over 10,000 citations. In 2009, she received the Chinese Women Physicians Association Intercontinental Innovation Award under the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
Prof Dr Nemencio Nicodemus Jr
Professor and Senior Endocrinologist
Professor at the University of the Philippines-College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, where he was awarded the Most Outstanding Medical Teacher in the Basic Sciences. Vice President of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM), a director of the Philippine Association For The Study of Overweight and Obesity, Asian Alliance for the Study of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Philippine Thyroid Association.
Professor Dr Kadowaki Takashi
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, at the University of Tokyo
His major research interests include molecular basis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and molecular mechanisms of adiponectin action and adiponectin receptors. More recently, his laboratory identified agonists for adiponectin receptors (AdipoRon) and also revealed the 3D structure of human AdipoR1 and AdipoR2. He served as an editorial board member of Diabetes , Diabetologia and Journal of Clinical Investigation and currently is on the editorial board of Cell Metabolism and Molecular Metabolism.