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David Matthews is the Emeritus Founding Chairman of OCDEM and Professor of Diabetic Medicine at the University of Oxford, past NIHR Senior Investigator and Founding Director of the Oxford Health Alliance. He is currently Dean of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He chaired the EASD/ADA group that produced the international guidelines on the treatment of type 2 diabetes – both in 2012 and in 2015.

His research interests include personalised medicine, the aetiopathology and treatment of type 2 diabetes, modelling of insulin resistance, the incretin axis and glucagon-like peptide-1, pulsatile insulin secretion, and the global obesity epidemic. He previously gave the Banting Memorial Lecture at Diabetes UK (‘Type 2 diabetes: the Black Death of the 21st century’). He has authored more than 300 academic peer-reviewed publications and sits on the editorial board of several professional journals.

Major trial results over the least 3 years have demonstrated the promise of SGLT2 inhibitor therapy for cardiovascular, cardiovascular and heart failure outcomes in diabetes. Professor Matthews is co-chair of the CANVAS and CANVAS-R trials of the SGLT2 inhibitor, canagliflozin, and he will discuss the CANVAS program, and its results in this seminar.

Forthcoming events

Methodological Issues in Nutritional Epidemiology and the Assessment of Preventable Mortality

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2pm to 3pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Mini-Symposium: Large prospective studies of diet and health: research in the Nuffield Department of Population Health

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3.30pm to 5pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Ethox/WEH Seminar - Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Tanzania: Understanding ethical, social and resource based implications

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Oxford-Peking University Joint Symposium on Precision Medicine

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 10am to 6pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

CKB Workshop - Infections, immunity and cancer: aetiology and beyond

Friday, 20 September 2019, 1pm to 5pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF