Top researchers to bring type 1 diabetes research to Manchester - Saturday 25th October
People with type 1 diabetes in the North West will have the
opportunity to meet leading scientists from the north of England at
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Open Meeting on
Saturday 25th October.
The day-long event, sponsored by leading diagnostic company
Medtronic, is the first ever JDRF Research Open Meeting to be held
in Manchester. The event is designed for people with type 1
diabetes, families of children with type 1 diabetes and health
professionals to learn more about the work that is taking place to
find the cure for this chronic condition.
Five presentations will cover the latest research on topics
including regenerating insulin-producing cells and insulin pump
therapy. Delegates will also have the opportunity to ask the
researchers any questions. The presentations will cover the cutting
edge research that is happening in Manchester to unravel some of
the mysteries surrounding how insulin producing cells develop in
our bodies. The researchers will also describe how this knowledge
might be harnessed to help people living with type 1 diabetes.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear about insulin
pump technology.Insulin pumps have just been the subject of updated
guidance from the National Institute of Clinical and Health
Excellence, which could help more people in the UK to access this
Research Open Meeting Chair Professor Neil Hanley, who has
recently joined the Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, said: "I
am delighted to be chairing JDRF's Research Open Meeting. This
event is a fantastic opportunity to quiz researchers and to learn
about research that could make a real difference to those living
with type 1 diabetes."
"There are approximately 350,000 people with type 1 diabetes in
the UK, and more than 20,000 of those are children. Events such as
JDRF's Research Open Meetings are so important in giving families
with type 1 diabetes access to the latest research and
JDRF Chief Executive Karen Addington said: "JDRF funds important
research into the causes and prevention of type 1 diabetes and its
complications and is the leading charity globally for research into
the condition. This is the first time we are holding this event in
Manchester and we hope it will help to raise awareness of the need
to continue funding the vital research that will ultimately find
The meeting will be held at the Michael Smith Building,
University of Manchester. JDRF is asking for a voluntary donation
of £10 per person and admission is by prior registration only.
Registration with refreshments is from 10am and presentations will
run from 10.45am to 3pm. To register for JDRF's Research Open
Meeting in Manchester, please visit www.jdrf.org.uk/openmeetings,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emma Harrison on 020 7713 2030.