Manuel Vera

Dr. Manuel Vera from Cuba is currently Chair of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) South and Central America and Hispanic Caribbean (SACA) Region. . He is also Head of the INEN Diabetes Care Centre in Cuba, and an Assistant Professor in the University of Medicine Comandante Manuel Fajardo in Havana. In the past, he has served as a delegate country representative in the IDF Board of Management (2003-2006)

As a paediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Vera has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with diabetes. He has organized summer camps and other activities for children with diabetes.

Dr. Vera has completed numerous postgraduate courses in Cuba and other countries. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the magazine of the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD), and a member of the revision committee of Diabetes Monitor. Dr. Vera has published more than 20 articles internationally and 50 nationally, and has taken part in several research activities.

Dr. Vera is a member or collaborates with numerous diabetes related organizations in South America and around the world. He is an ISPAD Education Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean and has Chaired the IDF-SACA Task Force on Children and Adolescents.

Throughout his career, Dr. Vera has received numerous recognitions for his work from institutions such as the Joslin Diabetes Center in the United States, the Osaka Medical Association in Japan, the University of Miami, and other institutions in his native Cuba.