JDRF Vice President of Research Esther Latres to Chair and Present at ATTD Session on Cell Replacement Therapy


Casey Fielder




Media Advisory


On March 9, Esther Latres, Ph.D., vice president of research at JDRF, the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization, will chair and present at “Cell Replacement Therapy,” a session at the Advanced Technologies &Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) international conference in Florence, Italy.

Dr. Latres’ presentation will address cell therapies as one of the most promising ways to cure T1D and will set the stage for the progress being made in research and future opportunities for cell therapies.

Following Dr. Latres’ introduction, the following researchers will share their insights:

  • Peter Senior: 20-year outcomes of islet cell transplantation – The benchmark for stem cells?
  • Jose Oberholzer: Islet cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes
  • Qizhi Tang: Engineering beta cells to enable immunosuppression-free replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes

The session will conclude with a round table discussion.


What: JDRF Vice President of Research chairs and presents at ATTD session on cell replacement therapy

Who: JDRF Vice President of Research, Dr. Esther Latres, Dr. Peter Senior, Dr. Jose Oberholzer, Dr. Qizhi Tang

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. CET

Where: Hall F, Fortezza da Basso, Viale Filippo Strozzi,1 50129 – Florence, Italy