Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ehud Ur


Dr. Ehud UrMBiotech 10th Anniversary Gala
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ehud Ur

Dr. Ehud Ur is a Professor of Medicine at University of British Columbia and Head of the UBC Division of Endocrinology at St. Paul's Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver.

He is a graduate of the University of London, and trained in medicine and endocrinology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He came to Canada in 1992 and held faculty positions at Memorial and Dalhousie Universities.

Dr. Ur is active in clinical endocrinology. He is past Chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association (Clinical and Scientific Section) and was involved in the development of their national guidelines. He is also on the board of directors of Obesity Canada.

Dr. Ur's research interests include neuroendocrine disorders, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity. He is actively engaged in both laboratory and clinical research, and has published over 200 papers, chapters and abstracts in these fields. Dr. Ur has been an investigator in clinical trials of new agents in diabetes, lipid disorders, and obesity. He has a special interest in studying the activity of the fat regulating hormones leptin and resistin in the brain and pituitary.