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About AASD Awards

The Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) awards were established to honor outstanding contributions to the mission of AASD: Promoting Research for Better Diabetes Care in Asia. The awards are granted to those having scientific achievements and/or outstanding leadership qualities.

The Five AASD Named Awards

1.    The Yutaka Seino Distinguished Leadership Award

2.    The Masato Kasuga Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement

3.    The Xiaoren Pan Distinguished Research Award for Epidemiology of Diabetes in Asia

4.    The Eung Jin Kim Award for Excellence in Diabetes Care in Asia

5.    The Boniface J. Lin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diabetes Education in Asia

Nomination process

AASD Awards 2019 is open for nomination, Deadline is January 31, 2019.

  • The application must be submitted using the AASD Award Application Form  ( PDF | Word )
  • The application must be submitted by members of AASD.
  • A letter of nomination (less than 400 words) signed by a nominator with not more than 2 co-signers is acceptable.
  • Nominees are requested to submit their CV and publication highlights (see each award’s nomination requirement regarding the number of relevant publications).
  • The application form and supporting documents should be submitted to the AASD office (office@aa-sd.org) by e-mail before the deadline.
  • Each AASD member is eligible to recommend only one candidate for each award.


  • Awardees must deliver his or her lecture at the AASD Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The Award Lecture will be published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation (JDI).

Current and Past awardees

Award Recipients in 2013
Award Recipients in 2015
Award Recipients in 2016
Award Recipients in 2017
Award Recipients in 2018
Award Recipients in 2019


For detailed information about each award and download the forms, please go to AASD Website. http://www.aa-sd.org/awards/index.html. The AASD office will not answer any questions regarding the selection process and result.

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