Bionic Endocrine, Artificial Pancreas with Insulin & Glucagon, Diabetes Research
This Saturday, January 29, 2011, 455 people are gathering at the Bethesda North Marriott to hear 5 speakers talk about diabetes research! We have sold out the event, but we have great news: Ginger Vieira will be blogging live from the summit to give you blow-by-blow reviews of speakers along with the day's events. We welcome you to post questions for the speakers as well. Check in on Ginger's page and watch the day unfold! You can also join the conversation on Twitter by posting to the hashtag #JDRFsummit.
Here's the schedule for the day:
What's Behind the Rise in Type 1 Diabetes; How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic and What to Do about It
Speaker: Dan Hurley, Award-winning medical journalist and author of Diabetes Rising
Raising a Child with Diabetes in the U.S. Today- The Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker: Henri Rodriguez, MD Medical Director, University of South Florida Diabetes Center and Professor, College of Medicine, Tampa
On the Road to a Bionic Endocrine Pancreas
Speaker: Ed Domiano, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Boston University co leading the clinical Study at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston testing an Artificial Pancreas using both insulin and glucagon.
Looking at How Type 1 Develops; Why Human Studies ARE Important
Speaker: Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. director of nPOD Project and Director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, Gainesville
The Artificial Pancreas Project-Closing the Loop
Speaker: Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D. Research director for the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project
Is it Possible to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
Speaker: Jerry Palmer, MD Professor, University of Washington, Seattle Principal Investigator, DiaPrevent GAD Study
A View From Capitol Hill
Bill Parsons, Legislative Director to Congressmen Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and JDRF Chapter Board Member
Questions and Answers for our Speakers
We hope you will join us!!