Prof. Williams is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of
Leicester School Of Medicine
and Co-Director of the Leicester NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit in the UK. He is also Consultant Physician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Director of the Blood Pressure Clinic which was recently designated a "European Centre of Excellence". Prof Williams has a distinguished history in hypertension research and is widely published in leading journals and hasdelivered numerous plenary and prize lectures world-wide. He is accredited as a European Specialist in hypertension and is internationally recognized for hiswork in hypertension and central aortic pressures and was the Principal Investigator for the Landmark CAFE study. He was President of the British Hypertension Society (2001 – 2003) and currently Chairman of the BHS National Hypertension Guidelines Committee. He was previously Chairman of the Medical Research Council's Clinician Scientist and Career Development Panel, UK and is a member of the MRC "College of Experts".He is currently a member of the National Institutes for Health Research(NIHR)/MRC Efficacy Mechanisms Evaluation Board and a member of the NIHRnational faculty. He has recently been appointed Chairman of the NICE hypertension guideline development group. He is a fellow and/or current member of the following:
- member of the hypertension specialist accreditation committee of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
- Member of the British Renal Association, the European Society of Hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension,and the American Diabetes Association.
- Member of the Association of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
- Fellow of the American High Blood Pressure Council and the American Heart Association
- Fellow of the RoyalCollege of Physicians, London
Mak Koon Hou
Dr. Mak is a consultant and Interventional Cardiologist in private practice at the Singapore Gleneagles Medical Centre. Prior to this, he was both the Director of Coronary Care Unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Director of Clinical Trials Unit at National Heart Centre where he helped to set it up in 1999. He has written numerous books chapters and articles on hypertensive research and associated illnesses. He was awarded Public Service Commission Local Merit Scholarship to study Microbiology and Medicine at Singapore National University where he graduated with distinction in 1985. He went on to do his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at NUS and Royal College of Physicians, UK in 1999. Subsequently, Dr Mak received further training in Coronary Care and Interventional Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center and fellowships from various prestigious institutions.
Tony Yeo Joon Hock
Prof. Tony Yeo is currently Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering/Division of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Singapore Nanyang Technological University. His research interests for the last 10 years has been in cardiovascular engineering. He has won several international and local awards for his innovation in prosthetic heart valve. Currently, Prof. Yeo is researching on arterial pulse waveform and non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. A graduate of Strathclyde, UK with 1st class Honours, he subsequently obtained his PhD from Imperial College, University of London. He joined Singapore Nanyang Technological University in 1990.