Professor Wass is a Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and was the Head of the Department of Endocrinology at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital Oxford, UK until 2011. From 1989 he was Professor of Clinical Endocrinology and Sub-Dean, University of London at Bart's. He founded and ran the Oxfordshire Osteoporosis Service in 1995. John Wass is currently the Clinical Reference Group Chair for
Endocrinology in the UK.
He was President of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies from 2001-2203 and was Chairman of the Society for Endocrinology (2006-2009). He was awarded the Distinguished Physician of the Year Award by the American Endocrine Society, the first non-American to ever receive this award Elected Academic Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians London in 2012 he has chaired the Royal College of Physicians Working Party 'Action on Obesity: Comprehensive Care for All' published in
Wiebke Arlt qualified at the University of Cologne in 1990. She trained in Endocrinology from 1994 to 1998 under the auspices of Professor Bruno Allolio at the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany. She then spent two years in the Molecular Endocrinology Lab of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF), hosted by Walter Miller. Following her return to Wuerzburg in 2001 she was appointed Consultant Endocrinologist. She obtained a prestigious
Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Council and moved to Birmingham in October 2002. In 2004, she obtained an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship and was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Promotion to Chair of Medicine in 2006 and to Head of the Centre for Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism in 2008. She was awarded the William Withering Chair of Medicine in 2014 and appointed as Director of the newly founded Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research in 2015.
Professor Semple is an endocrinologist based at the University of Edinburgh, where he is also Dean of Postgraduate Research for the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. His interests include insulin resistance, diabetes, hypoglycaemia and mosaic growth disorders, in each of which he engages in fundamental molecular and cellular research, translational studies, and clinical practice.