Professor Rury Holman gave a special invited lecture at the 35th annual meeting of the Diabetes Association and the Endocrinology Society of the Republic Of China (Taiwan) on Sunday 2nd March 2014. Over 900 endocrinologists attended the meeting in Taipei.
Entitled "Putting the UK Prospective Diabetes Study into perspective," Prof Holman's talk described the findings of the UKPDS study and how, 15 years after its initial publication, it is still as relevant to the diabetes community. With 382 million people worldwide living with diabetes, it is gratifying to know that post-UKPDS we have evidence-based therapies that can reduce morbidity, prolong lives, prevent blindness and prevent renal failure.
Following his talk, Prof Holman received an award from the President of the Diabetes Association, Professor Wayne Sheu (pictured) for contributing to the meeting.
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