Professor Pierre Lefèbvre received his MD Degree and PhD at the University of Liège in 1959 and 1967, respectively. Professor Lefèbvre is presently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Liège and Consultant at the Liège University Hospital. Professor Lefèbvre was President of the International Diabetes Federation from 2003 to 2006.
Professor Lefèbvre's research has been devoted to the physiology and pathophysiology of metabolic regulations with particular emphasis on glucagon, insulin and physical exercise. He has published more than 25 books and 900 papers; performed numerous studies on the pathology and treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes and obesity and he has served on the editorial board of more than twenty International Journals. Professor Lefèbvre has been President of the Belgian Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.