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Solvable Problems in Diabetes - Munich 2016

Join us to discuss "Solvable Problems in Diabetes" at EASD 2016 in Munich.

All global problems require global solutions. In our world, that problem is the staggering growth in diabetes across the planet. 

That's why The diaTribe Foundation is hosting our third annual program on "Solvable Problems in Diabetes" to be held in Munich on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 PM during the 2016 annual meeting for the European Association of the Study of Diabetes (EASD). This event will be held in the heart of Munich at Isarpost, a beautiful, historic building that was one of the city's first post offices. Please join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of discussion on the most urgent problems and opportunities facing diabetes today.

This year's program will feature three incredible panelists, who will participate in a riveting, interactive discussion moderated by The diaTribe Foundation's Kelly Close:

  • Dr. Bernard Zinman is a clinician-scientist at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a recognized leader in the field of diabetes and his research focuses on the prevention of the long-term complications of diabetes, new treatments for diabetes, and diabetes in high-risk populations. Dr .Zinman was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his achievements in diabetes patient care and research. He is Vice Chair for the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) study, the largest and most comprehensive diabetes complications study ever conducted in Type 1 diabetes. Dr. Zinman has authored more than 500 publications.
  • Dr. Tina Vilsbøll is Director of the Center for Diabetes Research and Chief Consultant Endocrinologist at the Department of Medicine at Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen. Professor Vilsbøll has been involved in diabetes research since 1997. In 2004 she established the Center for Diabetes Research at Gentofte Hospital. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of Type 2 diabetes (with a specific focus on insulin, glucagon and incretin hormones), obesity, regulation of appetite and food intake, and utilization of incretins as therapeutics. Integration of the gut in the understanding of human glucose metabolism has become a major focus in her lab over the last years. Professor Vilsbøll is an experienced teacher and supervises several PhD and medical students conducting diabetes research in her research lab. She has published more than 170 scientific publications as well as several book chapters. She has received numerous grants and honors for her research, and she is a frequently invited speaker at national and international meetings. In addition to her teaching and research posts, Professor Vilsbøll is a member of numerous professional societies and committees, and referees for several international journals.
  • Dr. Lutz Heinemann is the founder of Profil Institute for Metabolic Research, Ltd., an internationally recognized research institute for clinical studies in the area of diabetes mellitus headquartered in Neuss, Germany. Dr. Heinemann currently serves as Spokesman of the Board of Shareholders. He has spent 17 years performing diabetes-related clinical and experimental research at the Department of Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition at Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf in Germany, and is an international authority on insulin absorption and diabetes technology. Dr. Heinemann has published more than 400 scientific papers and books and is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology.

The funds from this event will support our non-profit, The diaTribe Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes, and advocating for action. We hope you can attend and help contribute to our mission of helping people better manage their condition and live healthier, happier lives.  

Tickets are limited for this exclusive event. To purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page here.

To explore scholarship opportunities, please contact Program Manager Ava Runge at [email protected].

To donate to The diaTribe Foundation in support of this event, please visit

Thank you to our sponsors!