JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter Hosts TypeOneNation Summit For Local Families

Event aimed at helping those living with Type One Diabetes

Nov 12, 2015, 11:31 ET from JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Diabetes Day, JDRF – the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research – is hosting the Western Pennsylvania TypeOneNation Summit, presented by the Allegheny Health Network Center for Diabetes, Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.4 p.m., at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh.

The event includes sessions on topics on the latest advancements in T1D research and treatment, the Artificial Pancreas Project, diabetes burnout, picky eating, communicating with school staff, T1D and pregnancy, teens and T1D, legacy planning, the Americans with Disabilities Act, among other topics.

The Summit will offers socializing opportunities, vendor and healthcare provider exhibits, research experts and educational sessions designed for members of the T1D community at every age and every stage.

Cost is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (65+) and $5 for children 17 and under, and includes access to sessions, research update, lunch, and admission to Highmark SportsWorks and the Carnegie Science Center following the event. Register at www.typeonenation.eventbrite.com.

Contact the JDRF Western PA Chapter at 412-471-1414 or westernpa@jdrf.org for more information.

About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in JDRF Western PA chapter and in more than 100 locations throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF. 

SOURCE JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter