Guillermo E. Umpierrez
MD, Conference Co-Chair
professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology, metabolism at Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of diabetes and endocrinology at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Umpierrez heads the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program (ELDEP), the first nationally accredited all Spanish Diabetes education program dedicated to providing diabetes education and lifestyle intervention to Latinos in Georgia.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis, University of Colorado Denver Anschtuz Medical Campus.
Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity, University of London, Consultant Physician, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.
MD, MA, PhD
Professor of Public Health University of Helsinki Department of Public Health
William H. Herman
Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Professor of Internal Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Vascular Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Chemistry at the University of Tübingen
MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
Immediate Past President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and founder of the Family Nutrition Center of South Floridas
Donna S. Martin
EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND
President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Director of the Burke County Georgia school nutrition program
Assistant Professor of Medicine Cornell Medical College, University of New York
Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, has a special interest in the lifestyle treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, and Coronary Heart Disease.
the founder and Medical Director of Atlanta Lifestyle Medical Center
Consultant Endocrinologist, Director, EDC, Center for Diabetes Education, Regional Editor, American Diabetes Association, Middle East & North Africa , Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine, Middle East Edition, Member of the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research MCDTR, Ann Arbor, Michigan
MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE
University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center, Participating on the advisory boards of Nature’s Way, Dream fields Pasta, and Jolly Time Popcorn.
Sandra L. Weber
Works in Greenville, SC and specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Diabetes. Affiliated with Greenville Memorial Hospital
Endocrinologist in Decatur, Georgia and is affiliated with Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, He is one of 11 doctors at Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.
Luke P. Brewster
MD, PhD, MA, RVT
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Institute of Bioengineering and Biosciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Staff Scientist, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory, Division of Vascular Surgery, Director, Surgical Ethics Curriculum, Department of Surgery
Division Head Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Henry Ford Medical Center Endocrinology
a surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown
Jammie M. Hopkins
Project Director, Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research (TCC) Morehouse School of Medicine
Melissa S. Faulkner
Professor with tenure Associate Dean of Nursing & Lewis Endowed Chair Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions Atlanta, GA
MB, ChB, MSc, FRCPUK
Consultant NephrologistNorth Wales NHS Trust Rhyl
a healthcare innovator and CEO of Rimidi Diabetes, She also is a board member of the Georgia Community Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association and a founder of “I Can Be The Change”, a not-for-profit focused on educating youth on obesity-related health issues”
Director of Nutrition and diabetes services at Pen Bay Medical Center in Maine. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is a volunteer member of the Diabetes Action Alliance of Maine; a past member and chair of the Maine Diabetes Control Project Advisory Committee; and chair of Pen Bay Medical Center's Works on Wellness Committee.
Jo Jo Dantone
The President, chief executive officer and owner of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc., providing registered dietitian nutritionists' services since 1977 to medical institutions; long-term care facilities, home health agencies, assisted-living facilities, hospitals; educational institutions and corporations