Speech Title: Public health initiatives to address obesity and diabetes in Turkey
Dr. Ilhan Satman is a professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at Istanbul University Medical Faculty. She received her MD degree in 1979. She became a specialist in internal medicine in 1983, and in endocrinology and metabolism in 2007. She worked at KFUPM-Saudi Arabia as a specialist in internal medicine (1986-1988). She became an associate professor in 1991 and a full professor in 1997. Her major research interests are immunoprediction of type 1 diabetes and epidemiology of type 2 diabetes. She had been as a visiting professor at Justus-Liebig Univ-Giessen, Karolinska Institute-Stockholm and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital-London for short periods.
Dr. Satman coordinated population-based diabetes surveys, TURDEP-I and TURDEP-II in Turkey, and in Northern Cyprus. She is a member of several national and international associations. Dr. Satman published 268 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals and presented 735 papers in various congresses and scientific meetings. She has also authored or co-authored 88 books or book chapters. Her works received awards or funded by prestigious organizations (European Commission, International Diabetes Federation, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, Istanbul University Scientific Research Fund and Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey; SEMT).
Dr. Satman headed the Division of Diabetes (2003-2005), and the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism (2012-2018) at Istanbul University Medical Faculty. She served as a member of the SEMT Executive Committee (2005-2010). Dr. Satman chaired the Diabetes Study Group, and also the Writing Committee of the Clinical Practice Guidelines in Diabetes between 2006 and 2018. She has been serving as a member of the National Diabetes Program as well as the National Nutrition Platform. Between March 2018 and January 2022, Dr. Satman chaired the Turkish Institute of Public Health and Chronic Diseases, The Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB) and also she has been served as a member of the TUSEB Executive Board. Professor Satman is currently a faculty member at Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism.