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Summit 2020:
Turning Diabetes data into better health

Watch the 2020 Diabetes Summit - simply press play to hear the important analysis, policy and debate presented at our 2020 webinar event.

Webinar Agenda

Welcome - 6pm

Dr John Baker (Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa) and
Dr Matire Harwood (Papakura Marae)

More insights from the past, evidence for the future?

Distinguished Professor David Simmons

Diabetic kidney disease in Aotearoa New Zealand

Dr Janak de Zoysa 

THE Diabetes Debate - what our politicians mean to do about diabetes

Featuring Hon. John Tamihere (Maori Party co-leader and candidate for Tamaki-Makaurau) Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki (Labour Party list MP based in Papakura) Lourdes Vano (Green Party candidate, Manurewa) Mote Pahulu (New Conservative candidate, Manurewa, TBC (National). 

Conclusion - 830pm

2020 Speaker Biographies

Professor David Simmons

MA (Cantab) MB BS FRCP FRACP MD (Cantab)

David is Professor of Medicine, Macarthur Clinical School, Western Sydney University; Director, Endocrinology Department, Campbelltown Hospital; Director, South Western Sydney Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU); Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor, University of Örebro, Sweden.

He is a previous President of the Australasian Diabetes In Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and in 2020, the first New Zealander to be awarded the American Diabetes Association Norbert Freinkel award for his Diabetes in Pregnancy research.  In 2011 he was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Priscilla Kincaid-Smith award for his work relating to diabetes in the community.  He has led several trials/studies in diabetes in pregnancy, diabetes prevention, diabetes management and diabetes epidemiology.  He has over 300 publications including the first book on Integrated Diabetes Care.

Dr Janak de Zoysa

BHB 1992 (Auckland); MB ChB 1995 (Auckland); MRCP 1999 (UK); FRACP 2002; FRCP 2012 (London); PostGradDip in Clinical Education 2013 (Auckland), FASN 2016

Janak de Zoysa is a graduate of the University of Auckland (1995) and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2002), Royal college of Physicians of London (2012).  He is a Nephrologist at Waitematā DHB and is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Auckland.  His interests are in Vasculitis, Dialysis, and Medical Education.

He is married with four children, is a cricket (tragic) and plays club tennis.

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