Dr. Huang to Speak at King’s College, London

Diabetes Seminar:
What can we Learn from Big Data in the Study of Older People with Diabetes?

March 19, 2018 Monday
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Franklyn Wilkins Building
Room  2.81
Welcome address:
Prof. Alan Sinclair
Director of Diabetes Frail
Main Speaker:
Prof. Elbert Huang
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research & Policy (CDRP)
University of Chicago

Professor Huang specializes in clinical and health care policy issues at the intersection of diabetes, aging and health economics.  His main research focus is in the area of medical decision-making for older patients with type 2 diabetes, in which uncertainty exists regarding how to best individualize diabetes treatments based on clinical parameters and patient preferences.  Over the past decade, he has established one of the most active research programs in geriatric diabetes in the world and is a principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Diabetes and Aging Study, with Kaiser Permanente.

Second speaker:
Prof. Angus Forbes
Professor of Diabetes Nursing KCL

Prof. Forbes will give a brief overview of a study titled: Glycaemic (HbA1c) variability and mortality in older people (age ≥70 years) with diabetes mellitus: a retrospective cohort study.  The study is soon to be reported in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology.

The session will close with panel discussion of the emergent issues in the care of older people with diabetes led by Prof. Sinclair.

As the room will only hold 30 people we would appreciate if you would advise us of you attendance by emailing shiela.musyoki@kcl.ac.uk.

King’s College London – Waterloo Campus
Franklin Wilkins Building, Rm 2.81
Stamford Street
SE1 9NH London
United Kingdom

Registration site
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diabetes-seminar-tickets-42983138725