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Dr. Lawrence A. Leiter

Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, FRCP(C), FACP

Dr. Lawrence A. Leiter is Head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Director of the Lipid Clinic, and Associate Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Leiter has several research interests including control of appetite and the dietary and pharmacologic treatment of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and obesity. He has held research funding from various agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Medical Research Council of Canada/CIHR and Canadian Diabetes Association and has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals. He was a co-investigator in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) and is on the Steering Committees of many ongoing outcome trials in both the diabetes and lipid areas. He has been involved in many national and international committees and consensus conferences. He has been actively involved in the Canadian Diabetes Association for many years and is a Past Chair of its Clinical and Scientific Section. He was Co-Chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association Committee to revise the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Canada published in 1998 and was on the Steering Committee and Chair of the Macrovascular section for the 2003 revision. He is also currently involved in guidelines committees for the Canadian Hypertension Society and Obesity Canada. He was Co-chair of the 7th International Congress on Obesity which was held in Toronto in August 1994. He was the Founding Chair of the Special Programs Committee of the U. S. Endocrine Society from 1995 to1998. For his work, Dr. Leiter has received a number of awards including the Canadian Diabetes Association Frederick G. Banting Award and the American Diabetes Association Charles H Best Award (awarded to DCCT investigators) both for Distinguished Service.

 
  List of presentations from this healthcare provider available on CMEonDiabetes :

The Treatment of Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes
english - 2002-01-19 - 67 minutes
Treating Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Target
english - 2002-03-07 - 42 minutes
Welcome, introductions and objectives
english - 2002-04-26 - 17 minutes
Panel discussion: Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance, Consequences of...
english - 2002-04-26 - 30 minutes
Diabetes/Lipids
english - 2002-07-27 - 55 minutes
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: More than Sugar
english - 2002-11-16 - 33 minutes
What are the optimal combination strategies in order to achieve glycaemic...
english - 2003-08-26 - 27 minutes
Diabetes/Lipids
english - 2003-08-10 - 105 minutes
Prevention of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
english - 2003-10-31 - 26 minutes
Metabolic Syndrome - Does the Diagnosis Make a Difference?
english - 2005-01-21 - 43 minutes
The PROACTIVE Study: What are Its Implications for the Management of...
english - 2005-09-14 - 54 minutes
TZDs and Atherosclerosis: Can They Make a Difference?
english - 2005-10-25 - 36 minutes
Glycemic intervention studies in type 2 DM: implications for patient care
english - 2009-08-14 - 40 minutes
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