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New EASD Study Group - European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR)

EASD is pleased to announce that the EASD Executive Committee has recently endorsed a proposal to approve the European Group for the Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR) as a Study Group of EASD. EGIR group was formed more than 25 years ago (during the EASD meeting in Prague in September 1992) by a group of investigators from different research backgrounds - epidemiology, endocrinology, basic science, public health - interested in insulin resistance.

The aim of the EGIR group is to study insulin resistance and its relationship with beta cell function, risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other metabiolic diseases. The first combined activity of the group was a data pooling project from euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp experiments performed in 21 centres across Europe. This unique database has now produced more than 30 publications.

EGIR holds an annual meeting in different European cities. Presentations are given by members of the group and by invited speakers working in the field of insulin resistance and related subjects.

The group is currently “in statu nascendi” and, once the administrative steps have been taken, will be officially initiated. If you are interesting in becoming active in this group, please contact the EASD Study Group Administrator Kathrin Sommer on kathrin.sommer@easd.org.