Research Update & Annual Meeting
- June 11
- 06:00 - 08:00
- Rosen Plaza Hotel
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Join us for The Central Florida Chapter Research Update and Annual Meeting!
Hear about the latest progress with T1D treatments and participate in a Q&A session with one of the nations leading researchers,
Dr. Mark Atkinson, MD. from the University of Florida.
Dr. Mark Atkinson is beginning his 30th year of investigation into the field of type 1 diabetes. He is the author of over 350 publications and currently serves as the Director for the Diabetes Institute at The University of Florida. Dr. Atkinson has been the recipient of multiple scientific and humanitarian based awards for these efforts including four prestigious awards from JDRF. Throughout his career, he has been active in a leadership service to the type 1 diabetes community, with administrative or advisory service to the JDRF, the ADA, The National Institutes of Health, The Immunology of Diabetes Society, and a variety of other organizations seeking to identify a cure for this disease. Dr. Atkinson is also a past Chair for Medical Science Research at the JDRF. Beyond his research accomplishments, Dr. Atkinson is known by many for his spending untold amounts of time with persons either having or caring for those with type 1 diabetes; addressing their questions and sharing his passion and desire to see a cure for the disease.