Cees Tack is Professor in Internal Medicine/Diabetology and Head of Diabetes Section at RadboudUMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received his medical degree from Radboud University in 1985, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St Elisabeth Hospital, Amersfoort, The Netherlands and then fellowship training at Radboud University Medical Centre. In 1997, he obtained his licence to practice medicine in the USA and became a clinical associate in the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, where he researched disorders of the sympathetic nervous system in the context of diabetes, applying PET-scan procedures and norepinephrine kinetics.

In the treatment of diabetes, his patient-oriented research expertise includes the effectiveness of new glucose-lowering drugs, the role of glucose metabolism in the brain in hypoglycaemia unawareness and, currently, the role of inflammation in the relationship between obesity and insulin resistance. Amongst his recent interests are the role of digital care and multimorbidity.

Professor Tack has served as chairman of the Dutch Society for Diabetes Research and holds memberships in several other committees. In 2010, he was elected as a member of the Executive Council of the EASD. He has also served as chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee (2010-13) and previously acted as co-organiser of the EASD Annual Meeting in Amsterdam. Professor Tack has acquired several grants as a principal investigator. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to several books. He is a teacher for undergraduate and graduate medical students, residents and fellows ,and is actively involved in postgraduate education.