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DNSG is a dynamic scientific group. We grow and enrich our understanding of the field of diabetes and nutrition through ongoing collaboration and exchange.

We invite researchers to become members of the organisation, and to participate in the development of the field via our annual conference and ongoing information exchange within the network.

There is a peer review based process for becoming a member. A membership candidate needs to present a paper at two of the group’s meetings. The meetings do not have to be consecutive. A candidate can then request membership by sending a summary (list) of the two papers presented, along with a CV, to the DNSG secretary (Cyril.Kendall@utoronto.ca).

The secretary will present all valid candidates for membership to the DNSG Bureau at the next annual meeting. The Bureau will recommend candidature to the general assembly at the same annual meeting.

The Assembly will then vote on membership. The secretary will inform candidates if their application for membership is successful.

Members have the right to participate and vote in the business meeting of the group, and to elect the committee. For more information regarding the membership process please email Dr. Cyril Kendall.

DNSG Membership History

Honorary members

Klaus Geressen, Germany
Arnold Gries, Germany
Lutz Müller, Germany
Arthur Teuscher, Switzerland
Ivo De Leeuw, Belgium


1984-1989     Jim Mann, Oxford (United Kingdom)
1989-1992     Monika Toeller, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1992-1995     Gérard Slama, Paris (France)
1995-1998     Basil Karamanos, Athens (Greece)
1998-2001     Bengt Vessby, Uppsala (Sweden)
2001-2004     Kjeld Hermansen, Aarhus (Denmark)
2004-2007     Angela Rivellese, Naples (Italy)
2007-2012     Andreas F.H. Pfeiffer, Berlin / Potsdam (Germany)
2012-              Ulf Risérus, Uppsala (Sweden)


1984-1987     Arnold Gries, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1987-1989     Monika Toeller, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1989-1992     Ivo De Leeuw, Antwerp (Belgium)
1992-1995     Robert Heine, Amsterdem (The Netherlands)
1995-1998     Bengt Vessby, Uppsala (Sweden)
1998-2000     Luc van Gaal, Antwerp (Belgium)
2000-2001     Kjeld Hermansen, Aarhus (Denmark)
2001-2004     Salwa Rizkalla, Paris (France)
2004-2007     Ulrich Julius, Dresden (Germany)
2007-2010     Vladimir Vuksan, Toronto (Canada)
2010-2012     Ulf Risérus, Uppsala (Sweden)
2012-              Ursula Schwab, Kuopio (Finland)

Scientific Secretaries

1984-1987     Monika Toeller, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1987-1990     Gabriele Riccardi, Naples (Italy)
1990-1992     Gérard Slama, Paris (France)
1992-1995     Basil Karamanos, Athens (Greece)
1995-1998     Luc van Gaal, Antwerp (Belgium)
1998-2001     Salwa Rizkalla, Paris (France)
2001-2004     Ulrich Julius, Dresden (Germany)
2004-2007     Judith Chwalow, Paris (France)
2007-2010     Ulf Risérus, Uppsala (Sweden)
2010-2013     Anastasia Thanopoulou, Athens (Greece)
2013-              Cyril Kendall, Toronto (Canada)


1990-1993     Michael Lean, Glasgow (United Kingdom)
1993-1996     Ernst Chantelau, Düsseldorf (Germany)
1996-1998     Matti Uusitupa, Kuopio (Finland)
1998-2000     Kjeld Hermansen, Aarhus (Denmark)
2000-2004     Inga Thorsdottir, Reykjavik (Iceland)
2004-2007     Athanasios Kofinis, Athens (Greece)
2007-2012     Ursula Schwab, Kuopio (Finland)
2012-              Per Bendix Jeppesen, Aarhus (Denmark)

(Updated on: 11/12/2012)