ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies 20th AFES Congress 2019 Manila, Philippines
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Philippine Society of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
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Plenary Speakers

  • Professor  Maria Araneta (USA)

    Professor Maria Araneta (USA)

    Engaging the Asian Metabolic Diaspora
    Prof. Maria Rosario Araneta is a Filipino American Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine based in the University of California in San Diego. Her work focuses on Filipinos and Ethnic populations based in the US. These longitudinal studies have provided significant background on the various metabolic disorders of migrant populations. An astute academician and a multi-awarded mentor, Dr. Araneta revisits her roots in Manila as she joins the rest of the Plenary speakers for the 20th AFES Congress in November 2019.
  • Professor Juliana Chan (Hong Kong)

    Professor Juliana Chan (Hong Kong)

    Precision Medicine: The Role of AsianGenomics in Diabetes Management
    Prof. Juliana Chan is a prominent Endocrinologist based in Hong Kong whose special interest is on Obesity and Diabetes. She is a founding Director of GemVcare - a Hong Kong based genetic testing company focused on patented biogenetic markers and risk algorithms to predict, prevent and personalize diabetes care. Dr. Chan revisits the Philippines to share her knowledge on precision medicine in the coming 2019 AFES Conference in Manila, Philippines in November 2019
  • Professor Augusto Litonjua

    Professor Augusto Litonjua

    The Father of Philippine Endocrinology
    The Father of Philippine Endocrinology, Prof. Augusto D. Litonjua, is a Past President of the PSEDM, Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity, Philippine Diabetes Association and key Endocrine societies in the Philippines. He is a Founding Member and Past President of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (AFES).
  • Professor E. Abel (USA)

    Professor E. Abel (USA)

    Prof. E. Dale Abel is the President of the Endocrine Society. He is a recipient of numerous awards for scholarship and mentorship for Endocrinology. An esteemed speaker, Dr. Abel is focused on cardiovascular complications of obesity and insulin resistance.
  • Professor Robert Vigersky (USA)

    Professor Robert Vigersky (USA)

    Understanding Time in Range with CGM
    Prof. Robert Vigersky is a pioneer military and healthcare icon. His passion for the care of diabetics was recognized when he became the President of the Endocrine Society and leader of several Diabetes interest groups in Washington DC. He established the Diabetes Institute at the Walter Reed Health System and served as past Medical Director. His work subsequently focused technological advancements for the care of diabetics.
  • Professor Andrew  Boulton (UK)

    Professor Andrew Boulton (UK)

    Global Perspective: Management of the Diabetic Foot
    Professor Andrew Boulton is the Current President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and a Past President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). A known advocate for Diabetic foot care, he has been reconized globally for his work. He leads a team of speakers as President of the Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education who will complement the ASEAN lecturers in the coming AFES Convention in Manila.
  • Dr. Frank  Hu (USA)

    Dr. Frank Hu (USA)

    The Rice That Binds Us: Impact of Asian Diet on Endocrine Disorders
    Professor Frank Hu is a Chinese-American Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research is focused on diet/lifestyle, metabolic, and genetic determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He will join AFES 2019 to talk about Asian diet and its impact on Metabolic Diseases.
  • Professor Manju  Chandran (Singapore)

    Professor Manju Chandran (Singapore)

    ASEAN Osteoporosis: Defining Racial Differences in the Regions Bone Health
    Prof. Manju Chandran is a recognized authority in Asian Osteoporosis. She has produced a number of publications focused on this topic from her centers in Singapore. She has held key positions in the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS) as Past President and as Scientific Advisor to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).
  • Professor Bülent  Yildiz (Turkey)

    Professor Bülent Yildiz (Turkey)

    The Impact of Phenotypes and Ethnicity in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
    Prof. Bülent Yildiz is an Endocrinologist from Ankara, Turkey. His current research interests involve androgen excess disorders in women. Distinctly known for his research on PCOS and its metabolic consequences, Prof. Yildiz also studies the neuroendocrine regulation of food intake. An eminent figure in the European Endocrine circles. Among his achievements he is credited as the founder and president of ENDOBridge, a venue for European-Asian Endocrinologists to discuss regional concerns in Endocrinology. Dr. Yildiz is also a recipient of several awards and grants from Europe and the US for his leadership and research.
  • Professor Vivien  Lim (Singapore)

    Professor Vivien Lim (Singapore)

    Obesity Amidst Poverty: Tackling the ASEAN Predicament
    Prof. Vivien Lim is a Past President of the Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore (EMSS). She has actively participated in the growth of Endocrine practice in the Asian region as a recognized Speaker and Leader. She returns to the Philippine to present ASEAN data on Obesity in the upcoming 20th AFES Convention at the PICC in Manila this coming November 21-23, 2019.
  • Professor Susan  Mandel (USA)

    Professor Susan Mandel (USA)

    Simplyfiying the Complexities for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Nodules
    Prof. Susan Mandel is the Immediate Past President of the Endocrine Society. She is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Associate Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania where she directs the Endocrine fellowship. She has worked closely with several writing groups of the American thyroid Association for Guidelines on Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Malignancy. She has received several awards for her work as an Educator and a Clinician.
  • Professor Jerome  Bertherat (France)

    Professor Jerome Bertherat (France)

    Approach to Adrenal Incidentalomas
    Prof. Jerome Bertherat, is the head of the National Center for Rare Adrenal Diseases and of the research team in the Cochin Institute in Paris, France. His key positions include coordinator of the French National Network for Rare Endocrine Disorders (FIRENDO), Executive committee member of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), founding Executive Board member of the European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumor (ENSAT), deputy Editor of the European Journal of Endocrinology, and Board member of the French Endocrine Society (SFE). His main research specialties include Cushing's syndrome, the genetics of familial endocrine tumors and the molecular genetics of adrenocortical tumors. He will share his expertise in Adrenal Disease as discusses the approach to Adrenal incidentalomas in the upcoming AFES Congress.
  • Professor  Siew  Chan (Malaysia)

    Professor Siew Chan (Malaysia)

    Managing ASEAN Diabetes: Realities Beyond the Foreign Guidelines
    A distinguished academician, researcher, mentor and speaker, Prof. Siew Pheng Chan has helped establish several of the training programs on Endocrinology in Malaysia. She is recognized globally for her work on Diabetes and Endocrinology. She will provide insights on the Diabetes situation in the region and discuss the implications of foreign guidelines in the upcoming 20th AFES Convention in November 2019.
  • Professor David  Cooper (USA)

    Professor David Cooper (USA)

    Managing Low Risk Thyroid Malignancy
    Prof. David S. Cooper is a Past President of the American Thyroid Association and author of numerous journals, books and guidelines. A recipient of several awards for his academic and clinical work, Prof. Cooper is known globally as an authority in Thyroid Disease and Management. He will be joining ASEAN for the 20th AFES Convention in Manila to share his insights on the management of Low Risk Thyroid Malignancy.
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