JDRF’s Type 1 diabetes research summit March 9, all welcome

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 Last year I moderated a wonderful event that if you live, or are going to be,  in the Washington DC vicinity on Saturday, March 9th, you should consider attending.

It’s the third annual JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit. The country’s top scientists and researchers will be sharing their studies and the latest in research.

Topics:

• Artificial Pancreas: Technology and Clinical Trials

• New Pathways for Expansion of Functional Islet Cell Mass

• Lunch / Exhibits Open/ Book Signings

• New Materials and Drug Delivery Systems for Islet Cell Encapsulation

• Commercial Development of Drug/Biological Products to Treat & Cure Type 1 Diabetes

• Panel Discussion with Speakers

Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 and Executive Director of Bringing Science Home at USF and international diabetes advocate, will be moderating this year. There will be an exhibit hall of T1D education, resources and technology, a Youth Program with speakers and games for the kids to play, and educational and networking opportunities with the T1D community.

Last but not least it’s FREE!

Last year the Summit attracted 600 individuals from the Eastern Seaboard, and while I’d like to think it was because I was hosting, chances are it had more to do with the speakers.

If you plan to attend, please register. And while there’s no charge, including lunch, if you want to make a small donation, it will go toward speeding research even further and faster.

Last year I moderated a wonderful event that if you live, or are going to be,  in the Washington DC vicinity on Saturday, March 9th, you should consider attending.

It’s the third annual JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit. The country’s top scientists and researchers will be sharing their studies and the latest in research.

Topics:

• Artificial Pancreas: Technology and Clinical Trials

• New Pathways for Expansion of Functional Islet Cell Mass

• Lunch / Exhibits Open/ Book Signings

• New Materials and Drug Delivery Systems for Islet Cell Encapsulation

• Commercial Development of Drug/Biological Products to Treat & Cure Type 1 Diabetes

• Panel Discussion with Speakers

Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 and Executive Director of Bringing Science Home at USF and international diabetes advocate, will be moderating this year. There will be an exhibit hall of T1D education, resources and technology, a Youth Program with speakers and games for the kids to play, and educational and networking opportunities with the T1D community.

Last but not least it’s FREE!

Last year the Summit attracted 600 individuals from the Eastern Seaboard, and while I’d like to think it was because I was hosting, chances are it had more to do with the speakers.

If you plan to attend, please register. And while there’s no charge, including lunch, if you want to make a small donation, it will go toward speeding research even further and faster.

JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit and You’re Invited!

Saturday February 18th

If you have type 1 diabetes and could spend a Saturday hearing what’s currently going on in research toward a cure, and more – FOR FREE – would you? You can, and you are cordially invited to the second annual JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit.

Whether you are an adult with type 1, teen with type 1, parent of a child with type 1, loved one of a type 1, health care provider, CDE, MD, researcher, industry partner or interested party, the JDRF Capitol Chapter, which serves the Washington, DC metro area, is sponsoring this fantastic event Saturday February 18th  in Bethesda, MD – and welcomes you.

Registration is still open but will begin to fill up, so don’t put it off, and spread the word. Here’s the full day’s programTo register simply go here

While I wasn’t at last year’s event, I will be at this year’s. In fact, I’ll be moderating the dozen stand-out researchers and scientists who will be presenting. Last year’s attendees numbered more than 400 and I heard via the grapevine all thought the conference was amazing. I know this year’s event will be just as amazing, enlightening and enriching both for what you’ll learn and who you’ll meet.

So if you’re in the area, plan to be in the area, or always thought you should see our nation’s capital, come on over, we’d love to have you.

A few scheduled presentations

• Targeting A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes – Kelly Close and Adam Brown, Close Concerns

• The Hope and Promise of Stem Cells and Cell Therapies – Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D, Director of Stem Cell Development at the Diabetes Research Institute

• Current Efforts To Prevent And Reverse Type 1 Diabetes – Desmond Schatz, MD, Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville

• What We Still Need to Learn About T1D – Mark Atkinson, Ph.D, Director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, Gainesville

• Until There Is A Cure – Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, Author and Founder of Integrated Diabetes Services

The Summit runs from 10 AM to 3:45 PM. There will also be a youth program for children five years and older and an exhibit hall featuring the latest in technology and resources.

Hope to see you there among our best and brightest thought-leaders and your fellow diabetes advocates and bloggers!