Hermann Toplak (Austria)
After graduating with a M.D. from the University of Graz in 1984, Dr. Hermann Toplak went into military training with aeromedicine before becoming a resident in Laboratory Medicine, at the Metabolism Unit of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Graz.
He then was a resident in Surgery and Internal Medicine in the General Hospital of Rottenmann, Austria as well as a Resident at the Metabolism Unit of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Since 1988 he is working in the department of Medicine at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz, where in 1990 he became the Head of the Metabolism Unit. Since October 1997 he is also a Specialist for Endocrinology and Metabolism and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Toplak is in charge of the entire Medical Curriculum in Internal medicine at the Medical University Graz and holds a full professorship for continuing professional development (CPD) and life long learning. .
He is a member of various national and international associations such as the Austrian Obesity Association, where he was President from 1997-2000 and 2013-2014, and the Austrian Diabetic Association, where he is a Council Member since 2005 and the President from 2016-2017. Since 2001 he is the Austrian representative in the General Council of IASO where he is also involved in the Education Management Task Force and from 2005 was Regional Vive President for Middle Europe and then from 2009 he was the Secretary of EASO, from 2012 he was President-Elect and since 2015 he is President of EASO, he also has been a long standing and member of the Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF) and running a EASO-COM.