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    Decentralizing Diabetes Care: Supporting Remission Through Timely Screening and Diabetes Specific Formula
    Presented by Dominique R. Williams, MD, MPH, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM & Roy Taylor, BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPE & Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP, BC-ADM & Kirsten Berk, PhD, RD & Mike Trenell, PhD, MBA, MSc, BSc (hon.), FRCP (Edin.)
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Dr. Dominique Williams is the Adult Nutrition Medical Director at Abbott, a global healthcare company.

Her responsibilities include supporting the U.S. and global adult nutrition commercial operations, collaborating with the clinical project team on Abbott-sponsored clinical studies, and driving the development, submission, and execution of investigator-initiated studies, including publication of research. She also leads medical strategy and content review, including moderation for national and international advisory meetings and symposia with multi-disciplinary teams.

Dominique is double board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Pediatrics and is an active member of the Obesity Medicine Association. Dominique is a dedicated educator and clinician with more than 19 years of experience in patient-centered care, holistic mentoring, and curriculum development.

In addition to her clinical work, she has been a mentor to medical students and resident physicians and serves as Adjunct Faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dominique has publications on the topics of mentoring, equity-focused initiatives in graduate education, and the care of children and adolescents with obesity. She has also worked on several local and national initiatives to address health disparities.

Dominique obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, MD from Wright State University School of Medicine, and MPH in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Roy Taylor qualified in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and is Professor of Medicine at Newcastle University. He founded the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre in 2006 to develop innovative research techniques. Using these new methods, he showed that his 2008 Twin Cycle Hypothesis could be proven in clinical practice. Type 2 diabetes was shown to be a simple, reversible condition of excess fat within liver and pancreas. Subsequently he has extended these observations on the cause of type 2 diabetes and how remission can be achieved. This has led to practical application in the NHS with the national ‘NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission’ programme now well underway.

Between 1986 and 2000, Professor Taylor developed the system now used throughout the United Kingdom for screening for diabetic eye disease, with major reduction in blindness due to diabetes across the UK.

He has published books in lay language explaining type 2 diabetes (eg ‘Life Without Diabetes’) plus training books on retinal screening. He has been invited to deliver many named lectures. He received the 2023 Robert Turner Award for Research Impact and the 2024 Rank Nutrition Prize jointly.

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Dr. Jay Shubrook is a diabetologist and family physician in Vacaville, California. He serves as professor and interim chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health at the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also serves as the director of Diabetes Services.

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Dr. Kirsten A.C. Berk is an Assistant Professor and dietitian, at the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dietetics, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is currently member of the Dutch Health Counsil, Nutrition Committee. As a dietitian specializing in diabetes, Dr. Berk was chairperson of the Diabetes and Nutrition Organization (member of the Dutch Diabetes Federation) for several years. Her fields of expertise include dietary intervention studies (lifestyle interventions, Mediterranean diet, very low-calorie diet, ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting) in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. She is interested in the effects of these diets on cardiovascular outcomes, lipoprotein metabolism, aging markers and nutritional status. Moreover, she studies the efficiency of a combination of face-to-face and e-health nutritional care (‘blended care’) for individuals with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes, using a self-developed U-diet app. Within the department of Internal Medicine, she is leading a cross-link project on Nutritional Assessment. Her passion is to help people with chronic diseases experience how they can use nutrition to take back control of their illness themselves.

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MIKE TRENELL, PhD, MBA, MSc, BSc (hon.), FRCP (Edin.)

Mike Trenell is a clinical scientist who has worked on the cross over between metabolism, behaviour and technology for 20+years. Having published widely on metabolism and behaviour change, he is focused on helping translate this science into practice, including the UK National Programme, free to >4million people. Mike is an Honorary Professor of Digital Medicine at Newcastle University and works widely across the health and technology sectors.


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