Members of the public may RSVP by May 22 to attend this interactive session on JDRF’s efforts to make type 1 diabetes (T1D) drugs and treatments more affordable
Greensboro, North Carolina, May 18, 2017 – The Piedmont Triad Chapter of JDRF will host its Annual Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, May 25, at the Proximity Hotel, 704 Green Valley Road, Greensboro.
Keynote speaker Jesse Bushman, JDRF’s Senior Director of Health Policy, will travel to the Triad from Washington, D.C., to lead an interactive discussion with JDRF supporters, the public, and the media on JDRF’s efforts to make T1D drugs and treatments more affordable for families and individuals. He will also provide an overview on how JDRF Advocacy and Health Policy efforts deliver:
- Increased funding for T1D research;
- Faster FDA approval/time-to-market of T1D products; and
- Strong justification for payers to cover a higher percentage of TID costs.
To attend the meeting, please RSVP by calling the Piedmont Triad Chapter office at (336) 373-1768 or by responding online at https://tinyurl.com/JDRFTriad2017AnnualMeeting by Monday, May 22.
About Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world. The disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Without insulin, glucose from food stays in the blood, where it can cause serious damage to all of the body’s organ systems. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure.
About JDRF: JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and has committed over $2 billion to research since its founding in 1970. JDRF and its supporters share the vision of “a world without type 1 diabetes,” and work every day to support the organization’s mission of “accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.” JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in charitable research in 18 countries—including 50 active clinical trials. jdrf.org
About JDRF – Piedmont Triad Chapter: Covering 14 North Carolina counties, the Piedmont Triad Chapter raises funds for T1D research through a variety of events, including its annual Hope Gala; One Walks in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, and High Point; and the Ride to Cure Diabetes. facebook.com/jdrftriad