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Conference Chairs

Dr. Baruch Itzhak

Clalit Health Services and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Israel

Dr. Baruch Itzhak is a specialist in Family Medicine and Diabetologist at Clalit Health Services; Haifa; Israel.  He was graduated in medicine at Tel-Aviv university in 1986. He received his medical degree of Family Medicine at the Technion faculty of medicine, Haifa in 1994.

Dr. Itzhak is working as a clinician and diabetologist in primary care settings of Clalit Health Services in Israel. He is recognized as a teacher for medical students and residents in Family Medicine and Diabetes, and the project coordinator of Diabetes Education and Quality Assurance in the Community.  He is a member of EASD, Israel Association of Family Physicians, Israel National Diabetes council and the Israel Diabetes Association, and is involved in national and international projects of Diabetes and Prevention. Dr. Itzhak is a clinical investigator of Diabetes, Lipids and Hypertension Research Unit, Lin Medical Center, where he is involved in multiple clinical studies Phase 2b and Phase 3. His special interest   is in prevention of Diabetes and complications, early initiation and intensification of Insulin therapy among primary care providers. He has published many articles related to Diabetes and complications in primary care.

He is an active speaker in national and international conferences, and has participated in many advisory panels.
He is the current secretary of the D&CVD Study Group related to EASD and a council member of EPCCS.
He is a steering committee member of PCDE and an active member of WONCA Europe.


Prof. Antonio Ceriello
IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy

Professor Antonio Ceriello is from January 2020 Research Consultant at IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy.
From January 2010 until June 2020 he was Principal Investigator at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain.From March 2016 to December 2019 he was Head of Diabetes Department at IRCCS MultiMedica, Milan, Italy.
From April 2006 to December 2009 he was Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Warwick, UK.
From 1990 until March 2006 he was Chair of Endocrinology and Director of the School of Specialty in Geriatrics at the University of Udine, Italy.
From 2004 to 2006 he also was Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the Oklahoma City University, U.S.A.

Professor Ceriello has published widely in the area of diabetes with over 500 original papers and several book chapters. His current h-index is 117 (Google Scholar). Prof Ceriello has been consultant of the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. for the program of the research 2003-2005, related to cardiovascular disease and type 1 diabetes, and member of the writing committee of the American Heart Association of the guidelines on “Acute Hyperglycemia and Acute Coronary Syndromes”. He has also chaired the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) committee for the development in 2008, and in the 2011 for the update of “Guideline for Management of Postmeal Glucose ”. Currently, he is the Chairman of the “Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases (D&CVD)” Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). He also served as Review of the 2012 “European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice” and for the 2013 “European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD “. He has also been a Member of the Board for the development of the “2019 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD “ and of the 2022 ADA, ADCES, EASD, ISPAD, JDS, JDRF International Consensus, endorsed by FDA, on “Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Metrics for Clinical Trials”. Actually he is involved as Expert in the ESC 2020-2022 program for the training of the European cardiologists on the use of the new antidiabetic drugs.  From 2009 to 2012 he has been member of the Board of the IDF Europe and Consultant of the EU Commission for the Framework “Diabetes as a model of chronic care management”. He served as Referee of the European Commission for the 2017 grant program related to the HORIZON 2020 Program. From 2013 to 2015 he has been the President of the Associazione Medici Diabetologi (AMD), and from 2015 to 2017 President of the AMD Foundation.

He also served as Associate Editor of “Diabetes Care” from 2003 to 2011 and Associate Editor of “Diabetic Medicine” from 2005 to 2016. From July 1st 2016 he has been appointed as Editor in Chief of “Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice”, the official IDF journal. Currently he is also in the Editorial Board of “Cardiovascular Diabetology”. Prof. Ceriello is the winner in the 1984 of the “Italian Annual Award for Young Researcher”, in the 1990 of the  “National Award for Research on the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Complications”, in the 1998 of the  “National Award Italian Society of Diabetology”, in the 2004 of the “Camillo Golgi Prize” of the EASD, in the 2017 of the “Hellmut Mehnert Award”, during the IDF 2017 Meeting, in the 2022 the “Aretaeus Lecture Award” from the Hellenic Society of Diabetology.