Research Spotlight 2016

May 23, 2016, St Paul, MN
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Join us as Dr. Aaron Kowalski shares the latest status updates of promising therapies that will change the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes.

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Schedule

The St. Paul location will open at 5:30pm CST for the diabetes vendor fair.

All other locations will open at 6pm CST (5pm MT) for registration.

Speakers

  • Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D

    Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D

    JDRF Chief Mission Officer & Vice President, Research

    Bio

    Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D

    JDRF Chief Mission Officer & Vice President, Research

    Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D., was appointed JDRF’s first Chief Mission officer in December 2014 and serves as a key link between JDRF and the broad diabetes community. Dr. Kowalski combines his professional experience as a scientist with his personal experience of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over 30 years to help guide and champion JDRF’s programs focused on creating a world without T1D.
    Dr. Kowalski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of diabetes technologies and has been a leader of JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Research Project, a multi-million dollar initiative that began in 2005 to accelerate the progress toward automated insulin-delivery systems. He has authored numerous articles on T1D research and was a coauthor of the landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine that revealed the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitors in T1D management.
    Dr. Kowalski has traveled and spoken globally about diabetes research progress, and is known for his ability to translate science into easily understandable concepts. Dr. Kowalski has presented at many national and international scientific conferences, including the American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions, and was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Diabetes Technology Society Meeting. He has been a voice for diabetes research in the popular media, appearing on The Martha Stewart Show, dLife, Fox Business, and NPR, among others. He is often quoted in the print media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and People magazine.
    Dr. Kowalski is a member of the JDRF PEAK Program’s expert panel and often speaks about the importance of exercise and diet in better diabetes control. While living with T1D, he has completed 17 marathons. Online, he often tweets (@aaronjkowalski) about exercise and diabetes and how all people with T1D can live their lives without limits.

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Venue

Continuing Education and Conference Center, U of M St. Paul Campus

Duluth, MN
Essentia Health
Miller-Dwan Building – Miller-Dwan Auditorium
502 E. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN  55805
Parking is available in the Blue Ramp with access from E 2nd Street.

Fargo, ND
NDSU McGovern Alumni Center
Reimers Conference Room
1241 N. University Dr., Fargo, ND 58102
Parking is open and free after 5pm.

Rapid City, SD
Rapid City Regional Health
West Auditorium
353 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701

Sioux Falls, SD
Sanford Research Center – Dakota Room
2301 E 60th Street North, Sioux Falls, SD 57117

St. Paul, MN
Continuing Education and Conference Center, U of M St. Paul Campus

1890 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
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Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D (JDRF Chief Mission Officer and VP Research) will provide an overview of the latest progress across multiple areas of investigation for type one diabetes (T1D) research.   Dr. Kowalski combines his professional experience as a scientist with his personal experience of living with T1D for over 30 years to help guide and champion JDRF’s programs focused on creating a world without T1D.

If you live with T1D, you spend a lot of time thinking about your blood-sugar levels now and worrying about the complications that T1D may one day bring. You don’t want anyone else you love to ever know the physical, emotional and financial toll this disease takes. You want a cure.

So does JDRF. And we are committed to funding the development of new therapies and treatments to keep people with T1D healthier, longer, until that cure is found. That’s why we invest in multiple therapeutic approaches to cure, prevent and treat T1D.   Join us as Dr. Kowalski shares the latest status updates of promising therapies that will change the lives of people living with this disease.

 

Event Contact

JDRF Minnesota
952-851-0770 | minnesota@jdrf.org