Experts Set to Gather in Sydney for Elsevier’s Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome

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Elsevier has teamed up with Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute to host around 40 expert speakers at the 2011 Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome (APCMS). Held over two days in November, the APCMS is an unmissable event for practitioners and educators with an interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

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the event will bring together a wide variety of healthcare professionals experienced in the management of cardio-metabolic complaints – including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Elsevier has teamed up with Australia’s premier health and medical research body, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, to present the upcoming 2011 Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome in Sydney.

The conference programme boasts around 40 renowned speakers and session chairs – all of whom will address the 2011 theme, ‘Meeting the cardio-metabolic challenges of the 21st century’.

Held at the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on Friday, 4th and Saturday, 5th November 2011, the two-day conference aims to establish ‘a community of Asia Pacific clinicians to guide and improve understanding, prevention, treatment and outcomes of the metabolic syndrome’.

Organisers say the event will bring together a wide variety of healthcare professionals experienced in the management of cardio-metabolic complaints – including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

APCMS 2011 will provide a platform for continuous exchange among the medical community; allowing delegates to discuss best practice, challenges and developments in an area that continues to dramatically impact the health of nations across the region.

Conference Speakers

The event’s impressive line-up of speakers includes leading specialists from hospitals and universities across Australia, international physicians from around the Asia Pacific region, and representatives from Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute.

International speakers will include UK Consultant Physician, Endocrinologist and Hon. Professor of Andrology, Professor Hugh Jones; Dr Juliana Chan from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr Lip Ping Low from the Low Cardiology Clinic in Singapore; and Professor Kee Seng Chia from the National University of Singapore.

Local speakers include Deakin University’s Professor Boyd Swinburn; Professor Lesley Campbell from the Garvan Institute; Professor Louise Baur and Dr Ngaire Brown from the University of Sydney; The George Institute’s Professor Mark Woodward; Professor Merlin Thomas from Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and many, many more.

The conference will comprise plenary lectures and informative meet-the-expert sessions, along with more intensive workshops, small group learning and networking opportunities.
Open forums provide the opportunity for discussion and debate to maximise professional development.

With diabetes, obesity and heart disease major public health concerns in Australia, the 2011 Asia Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome (APCMS) is an essential event for busy clinicians, GPs, dieticians, nurses, public health practitioners and educators.

Registration is now open with Early Bird payment options available until the end of July. To register online, visit

Discounted group bookings can also be arranged. Email for more information.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, and serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health information professionals worldwide. For over 125 years, Elsevier has delivered world-class information and innovative tools to researchers, educators and practitioners. With a global scholarly community of 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers, and 600,000 authors, Elsevier publishes over 2,000 journals and 19,000 books, with 2,000 new books each year.

The mission of Elsevier Health Sciences is to advance medicine by delivering superior education, reference information and decision support tools to doctors, nurses, health practitioners and students. Serving 20 million allied health professionals, students, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and research institutions, Elsevier Health Sciences is passionate about publishing trusted, leading-edge medical information – pushing the frontiers and fuelling a continuous cycle of exploration, discovery and progress.

Elsevier Health Sciences is the publisher of key international journals, including The Lancet, Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Obesity Research & Clinical Practice and European Heart Journal.

Elsevier is uniquely equipped to serve the specific needs of clients in Asia, balancing regional expertise with global resources. As the leading professional organiser of medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical events, Elsevier manages numerous conferences and exhibitions that rank among the highest in its niche sectors worldwide.

About Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and related disorders; two insidious and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest costs in the world in terms of treatments and hospitalisation.

Our main laboratory facilities located on the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne are complemented by a national network that includes a research facility in Alice Springs dedicated to indigenous health and a preventative health laboratory in South Australia with a focus on nutrition and community intervention research.


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