Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity is an education and research institute established in March 2005 with the association from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. This institute translates the basic sciences and clinical research into the enhancement of human health and holistic capacity. The main objective is to prevent control, and cure diabetes and its co-morbidities through innovative initiatives and professional education. The institute provides the 6 academic programmes namely, Master of Science in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Professional Diploma in General Endocrinology and Metabolism, Basic Course in General Endocrinology and Metabolism, Professional Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education, Basic Course in Diabetes Management and Education and Certificate Course in Obesity and Weight Management.
Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity are engaged over 20 years in research on diabetes. And they are serving the community through its Yao Chung Kit Diabetes Assessment Centre benefiting over 15,000 people. Present Juliana CN Chan is the Chair Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics and director for this institution. Their main objective is to treat the lives of many people with or at risk of diabetes and its complications. Apart from providing comprehensive diabetes assessment services and public education programmes through our nurse-led Yao Chung Kit Diabetes Assessment Centre, we also work closely with our collaborators across disciplines to initiate, support and strengthen interlinking initiatives in the field of clinical, basic, translation and implementation science.
Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity also organized the East Meets West Symposium 2017 with the collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity. It has received stellar support from many professional associations as well as sponsors for this very meaningful Symposium