Wednesday, April 22, 2009

JDRF New England Chapter's Tenth Annual Spring Research Briefing

The Tenth Annual Spring Research Briefing was held on Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Boston Marriott Newton. The information we shared that night was an inspiration and surely proof that our quest for a cure is closer to reality than ever.

We heard from two excellent presenters: Dr. Alan Lewis, JDRF’s new President & CEO, and Dr. Todd Zion, Co-founder, President & CEO of SmartCells, Inc. Dr. Lewis introduced himself to the JDRF family in the New England area and shared his perspective of diabetes research currently and his vision of where JDRF can help expedite progress toward a cure. Dr. Zion focused on research being done on a product being developed at his company, SmartInsulin, a once-a-day, glucose-regulated, injectable formulation for treating diabetes.

Following you’ll find video and slides of the evening’s presentations, as well as video of the question and answer session with our presenters. A special thank you to Victoria Bergantino, Greg Ford, Geoffrey McLaughlin, and April Watkins of Bentley University, and to their professor, Mark Frydenberg, for making this possible!

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