The lecturer must be a professional member of Diabetes UK actively working in the field of diabetes in the British Isles at the time of his/her election to the Lectureship. The lecturer should be under the age of 45 for both basic science and clinical science when the lecture is delivered.
- The presenter of the RD Lawrence Lecture will be asked to submit a brief review article of the Lecture to Diabetic Medicine at the time the lecture is presented, for which an additional honorarium will be paid.
R D Lawrence
Dr Robert Daniel (Robin) Lawrence, born in Aberdeen in 1892, founded the Diabetic Association (then the only national organisation of its kind in the world) in 1934.
His own diabetes was diagnosed in 1920 and his life saved by the discovery of insulin – he had his first injection on 31 May 1923 at King's College Hospital, where his long, internationally recognised career was based thereafter.
By precept, experiment and example he liberated people with diabetes from much of the tyranny of their disease and contributed immeasurably to the clinical, scientific and socio-emotional understanding of the disorder.
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