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Presenter Profile: Heterogeneity of Diabetes—Pathophysiology to Global Considerations


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Heterogeneity of Diabetes—Pathophysiology to Global Considerations

Saturday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. ET
Room W320 (Chapin Theater)
Orange County Convention Center

(Livestream Available)

Heterogeneity of Diabetes—A Global Perspective

Paul W. Franks, PhD
Paul W. Franks, PhD

Paul W. Franks, PhD

Lund University

What is your presentation about?
– Introduction to the concept of precision medicine, – Summary of major international initiatives, – Why precision medicine should focus on human diversity, – And why this is important to help ensure precision medicine enhances and doesn’t diminish health equity on a global scale.

How do you hope your presentation will impact diabetes research or care?
– Communication with researchers and practitioners about the principles, pitfalls, and potential benefits of precision medicine may help maximize its impact, – And by describing translational frameworks that may be useful to practitioners.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
I studied human genetics in Cambridge (specifically, gene-lifestyle interactions), which progressed to an interest in precision medicine about 15 years ago. I have since led some of the major global initiatives in precision medicine.

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Join us in Orlando for the 84th Scientific Sessions, June 21-24. Full in-person registration includes access to all of the valuable onsite content during the meeting and on-demand access to the virtual program June 25-Aug. 26. For those unable to join us in-person, we are planning a virtual program to allow as many people as possible to participate and learn about the latest advances in diabetes research, prevention, and care.