TAIPEI, REPUBLIC OF CHINA.
In the shadow of the Taipei 101 tower, the tallest building in the world, four renowned diabetes experts joined some 500 delegates from 9 Asian countries to “Stand Together Against Diabetes”. The program, a novel initiative of the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi-Aventis, is designed to deliver up-to-date training to national and regional leaders throughout Asia. “It is a pleasure to joint such a stellar group of educators”, noted David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance. “Dr. Kahn, Profs. Korytkowski and Lebovitz are leaders and shapers in health policy and care. To see their knowledge translated into real results throughout Asia is heartening.” The program covered the entire gamut of diabetes care in the region of the world with the fastest growing incidence of the disease and was preceded by individual country-specific seminars and press conferences to 18 regional news agencies.
Photo (front row from left: Prof. Lee Ming Chuang, Dr. Richard Kahn, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, ADA, Prof. David G. Armstrong, University of Arizona, Prof. Mary Korytkowski, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Prof. Harold Lebovitz, SUNY Downstate, Ms. Linda Cann, Director, Medical Education, ADA; back row: local organizing committee).