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The Yutaka Seino Distinguished Leadership Award

Yutaka Seino

This award is the AASD’s highest honor established in 2013, and recognizes lifetime achievements and contributions to diabetology in Asia. Professor Yutaka Seino is well known for his scientific contributions and devotion to our understanding of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in Asians, especially insulin secretion and incretin. Professor Yutaka Seino is one of the founders of AASD.

Criteria for selection

  • Nominees should display long-term leadership qualities in research and education in diabetes care in Asia. Publications and teaching experience are important in the selection process.


  • The awardee is requested to deliver the Yutaka Seino Award Lecture at the AASD Scientific Meeting.
  • The awardee is requested to contribute a review article for the Award Lecture in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.


  • The awardee will be presented a plaque at the award ceremony at the AASD Scientific Meeting.
  • The awardee will be presented a $10,000 honorarium along with complimentary registration fee and travel expenses

Nomination process

  • The application must be submitted using the AASD award application form.
  • 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 (up to ten publications relevant to the award).
  • The application form and supporting documents should be submitted to the AASD office: office@aa-sd.org, via e-mail before the deadline.

Selection process

  • The awardee is selected by the AASD Awards Selection Committee. The Executive Board of AASD will give final approval.

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