The Second Global Diabetes Summit will be held Nov. 14 – 16 at the Ohio Union presented by Ohio State’s Diabetes Research Center. The summit theme is, “New Horizons in Diabetes: Genetic to Personalized Health Care,” and will be led by a variety of diabetes physicians, researchers and advocates regarding the latest research on prevention, diabetes technology, cellular and tissue therapies, islet cell therapy, pharmacology, pregnancy and cardiovascular disease and other relevant topics. Notable speakers include:
- Ann Albright, PhD, RD – Director of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will discuss the research behind The U.S. National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Jean–Claude Mbanya, MD, PhD, FRCP – President, International Diabetes Federation will focus on the global pandemic of obesity and diabetes in adults, include epidemiological solutions and challenges, and the global economic impact of diabetes
- Vivian Fonseca, MD, FRCP – President, American Diabetes Association, who will discuss future oral anti-diabetic medications
- Griffin Rodgers, MD, MBA, MACP – Director, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will present on genomics and diabetes
To view a complete agenda and register, visit http://go.osu.edu/diabetessummit.
In addition, on the final day of the summit, Saturday, November 17, a Community Event themed “Focus on Health and Wellness: Life Choices”, will be held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 300 W. Broad St. This event will give community members the opportunity to ask one-on-one questions, view exercise and cooking demonstrations, experience hands on workshops and listen to panel discussions featuring diabetes experts.
Celebrity guests includeNBA Hall of Fame legend and vice president of Basketball for Atlanta Hawks, Dominique Wilkins; and Oscar Joyner, president and Chief Operating Officer of REACH Media, Inc. and son of Tom Joyner, who will speak on their personal battles with diabetes and successful management of this disease.
The community event, is FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Lunch will be served to all registered attendees.
To register for the community event, visit http://go.osu.edu/GDSCommunity or call 614-273-1400.
If you would like to donate your time as a clinical or non-clinical volunteer for the Global Diabetes Summit, contact Dorian Harriston, senior marketing manager, at Dorian.Harriston@osumc.edu.