People with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes will be able to hear about the latest research developments at an open meeting hosted by Cardiff University and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Saturday 18th November 2006.
Leading researchers from across the UK will detail their work at the meeting chaired by Professor David Owens, a principal researcher in the field of diabetes from the University School of Medicine.
The event will cover issues ranging from alternative routes of insulin administration to current islet transplantation research and is designed for people with type 1 diabetes, families of children with type 1 diabetes, and health professionals.
"JDRF is the leading charity globally for research into type 1 diabetes and this event is a brilliant opportunity for people to learn about recent findings that could really make a difference to those living with diabetes," said Professor Owens.
The day will be split into a morning and an afternoon session. The morning will be taken up with a series of presentations from researchers, each followed by a Q&A session chaired by Professor Owens.
The presentations are:
"Childhood onset diabetes: working towards prevention"Professor Polly Bingley, University of Bristol
"Current status of whole pancreas and isolated islet transplantation" by Dr Martin Press, Royal Free Hospital
"Gadgets for diabetes" by Dr John Alcolado, Cardiff University
"Alternative routes of insulin administration" by Professor David Owens, Cardiff University
The afternoon session includes a series of workshops dealing with psychological health and teenagers, pumps and monitors, eyes and diabetes and lifestyle.
The meeting takes place at University Hall, Cardiff University Conference Centre from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Admission is free but by prior registration only. To register, people should contact:
Emma Harrison, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Head Office, 19 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT.
Telephone: 020 7713 2030, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org