ISPAD 2020 Virtual Conference Chairman: Farid Mahmud, Canada

Farid Mahmud is an Endocrinologist and Clinician-Investigator at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the ISPAD Advisory Council, and serves on the ISPAD Communication, Education, Prize committees and as Chair in waiting for the Abstract Committee. Farid has also served as faculty for the ISPAD Science School for Healthcare Professionals from 2017-2019 and on the ISPAD 2014 meeting program organizing committee. He has also engaged in clinical leadership and advocacy roles in Canada with the Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Network and Diabetes Canada as well as with the JDRF-Canadian Clinical Trial Network. He is enthusiastic to work with the members of the ISPAD 2020 Virtual Program Organizing Committee and ISPAD Executive Board to organize an engaging and impactful meeting in a novel format that advances the mission of ISPAD to “promote clinical and basic science, research, education and advocacy in childhood and adolescent diabetes”.


Program Organising Committee:

Asma Deeb, UAE, AC (ASPED President)

Nancy Elbarbary, Egypt

Sarah Ehtisham, UAE, AC

Anju Virmani, India

Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin, Malaysia (APPES President)

Carmel Smart, Australia, dietitian,

Francesca Anan, UK, dietitian

Helan Phelan, Australia, diabetes educator, AC

Zdenek Sumnik, Czech Republic

Chizo Agwu, UK

Kate Gajewska, Ireland, psychologist, DOC

Declan Cody, Ireland

Thomas Kapellan, Germany

Anna Lindholm Olinder, diabetes educator

Klemen Dovc, Slovenia, JENIOUS Group Leader

Jill Weissberg-Benchell, USA, psychologist

Eduardo Calliari, Brazil

Eda Cengiz, USA

Catarina Limbert, Portugal, Science School convenor and ISPAD 2021 convenor