Join us in Hamburg for
a festive gathering and enlightening
panel discussion, chaired and moderated
by Professor Melanie Davis, CBE
The New Era for Optimizing Care
in Type 2 Diabetes
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7:00pm CEST
Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg
20359 Hamburg, Germany
Recent advancements in T2D therapies and technology that allow for more effective glucose management, unprecedented weight loss, and new opportunities for reducing the risk of diabetes complications are dramatically changing the potential for optimizing care in T2D. Join friends and colleagues for a deep discussion by a panel of leading women in the field, chaired by Professor Melanie Davies, CBE (University of Leicester, UK), about what lies ahead and the challenges that remain.
Topics will include the latest developments in therapies for producing disease-modifying weight loss without bariatric surgery, advancements in long-acting insulins and dual and triple agonists for better glucose management and the prevention of complications, the role of technology and Time in Range for managing T2D, issues of access and social determinants of health in addressing the larger T2D epidemic, and much more.
Our group of international, all women panelists (bios below) include Dr. Roberta Lamptey (Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana), Dr. Claire Meek (University of Cambridge, UK), Dr. Nisa Maruthur (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas (Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, USA), and Dr. Tsvetalina Tankova (Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria). The panel discussion will be preceded by a cocktail reception where you’ll have the opportunity to network and connect with colleagues and friends.
Solvable Problems in Diabetes is a ticketed event to benefit the charitable work of The diaTribe Foundation and space is limited.
Deeply discounted tickets (50% off) for clinicians, researches, and non-profit advocates are available by entering the discount code ADVOCATE at registration. You must provide credentials and affiliation during registration to qualify for this discount.
A limited number for complimentary tickets are available for event sponsors (below), contact Rachel Allen for more information about those tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and any other ticketing questions you may have.
Dr. Roberta Lamptey is a consultant Family Physician for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana, with over a decade of experience. She also serves as a diabetes expert for the Ghana Health Service. Roberta is passionate about self-management education and support. Her research is focused on self-management of diabetes and improving care outcomes at the primary care level. She is a co-PI in an on-going study on improving outcomes of cardio-metabolic diseases in Ghana, Kenya, and Mozambique. She has authored national guidelines and publications in high-impact journals including The Lancet.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, & Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Dr. Nisa Maruthur is Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. She is the Co-Medical Director for the Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership at Johns Hopkins, which coordinates the Diabetes Prevention Programs and Diabetes Self-Managements Training in our region. She is also the Director of Community Program Implementation for the Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care; in this role, she leads community-based Diabetes Prevention Programs in Baltimore. Dr. Maruthur completed her medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and her residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Maruthur served on the consensus panel of the EASD/ADA on the Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 diabetes in 2021-2022. She is a general internist with an active primary care practice and conducts research on diabetes prevention and the individualized care of diabetes.
Senior Clinical Research Associate, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, UK Consultant
Physician, Diabetes in Pregnancy Service, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Dr. Claire Meek is a clinical consultant in diabetes in pregnancy at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge (UK) and a principal investigator at the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge. She is supported by a Diabetes UK intermediate clinical fellowship and Future Leaders’ Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes in association with the Novo Nordisk Foundation. She has also won several national and international awards including the Young Investigator Award and Pregnancy special interest group award from the American Diabetes Association, the Young Investigator Award from the Association of Physicians (UK) and the British Medical Foundation Helen H Lawson Award. Dr. Meek runs a research team which includes scientists and healthcare professionals who work together to run interventional and observational clinical studies in diabetes, nutrition and obesity in pregnancy.
Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Corporate Vice President of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Health, USA
Board-certified endocrinologist Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas is the Corporate Vice President of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute at Scripps Health and the Director of Community Engagement for the Clinical Translational Science Award, housed at Scripps Research Translational Institute in San Diego, California. With over 25 years of experience, she has served as a member of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and leads the Diabetes Care Line for Scripps Health, which creates programs, conducts research, and delivers diabetes services across five Scripps hospitals, twenty five outpatient facilities, and the community. She is a leader of the innovative Project Dulce and Dulce Digital program, which cares for underserved populations with diabetes. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas and Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute are actively promoting the participation of health centers in community-based clinical research with a focus on integrating digital technologies to improve diabetes care in the ambulatory and hospital setting.
Head of Department of Diabetology, Chair in Endocrinology, Medical University-Sofia, Bulgaria