Peter M Nilsson, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Medicine at Lund University, University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. He is mainly involved in research and clinical intervention studies related to the metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and early vascular aging. For many years Dr Nilsson has been an active member of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and Chairman of its Working Group on Hypertension in Diabetes. Since 2006, he has been a member of the ESH Council, with responsibility for its website (www.eshonline.org). Dr Nilsson is also involved in quality assessment of diabetes care as a member of the data group for the National Diabetes Register of Sweden, with online registration of risk factor and treatment status of more than 150,000 patients with diabetes annually—that is, about one-third of all diabetes patients in Sweden. He has published 110 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.