NPEU Research Seminar - The (not) new WHO diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes - do they make a difference?
Professor David Simmons, Western Sydney University
Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 10.30am to 11.30am
Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, University of Oxford, OX3 7LF
David is the Professor of Medicine at Western Sydney University, Head of the Campbelltown Hospital Endocrinology Department and Director of the Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism Translational Research Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District. Between 2007-2014, he was the lead diabetes consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, before this Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland and 1998-2002 was the Foundation Chair in Rural Health at the University of Melbourne. He is a past president of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) and was a member of the World Health Organisation technical working group on the criteria for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy. He was previously the chair of the Diabetes UK Health Professional Education Steering Group. He has led and been involved in several studies relating to diabetes in pregnancy and is currently Chief Investigator for the NHMRC funded ToBOGM study, the randomised controlled trial of treating GDM at booking. He has over 270 publications and has won several national and international awards for his work in diabetes epidemiology, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes service development.