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All online registration for the Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits is now closed. Please email Denise Pentescu at to inquire if space is still available, including your name, address and phone number in your correspondence. We will notify you as soon as possible about attending.

JDRF is proud to announce the 6th Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits - Diabetes in the Age of Technology. On Saturday, May 18, 2013, more than 1,000 people with insulin-dependent (T1) and insulin-requiring (T2) diabetes, their family members and medical care professionals will gather to hear the latest in leading-edge research, treatment advances and care strategies from a collection of internationally recognized experts. 

This year’s excitement starts with a new venue – the Wayne County Community College District – Western Campus (map). Through our partnership with WCCCD President Michael Dotson and WCCCD, this location affords us the opportunity we have not had in the past – additional space to enlarge the session selections and expand our agenda to include a teen program for ages 13-19, as this is one of the fastest growing age groups needing support in all areas of diabetes management. 

Co-chairing the 2013 Conference are Michael Wood, MD, DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Abraham Thomas, MD, MPH, FACP, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • William V. Tamborlane, MD, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Bruce A. Buckingham, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • Steven J. Russell, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Research Center, Boston, MA.

All three of these prestigious medical professionals will present on an area of the Artificial Pancreas Project – its history, where we are currently and what it holds for the future in diabetes management.

The conference will start at 8:30 a.m., beginning with keynote presentations, followed by concurrent ‘workshop’ sessions to address important topics for youth, teen, young adult and adults with insulin dependent diabetes. We will again offer our JDRF Kid’s Camp for T1D children aged 5-12 and our new Teen Central – a specially designed program for youth ages 13-19 with educational, fun and “cool” components specifically for this age group. For more information about this year's event, click the brochure image above.

Partnership and Conference Underwriting Opportunities

Partnership and Conference Underwriting opportunities have been expanded to offer the greatest visibility and participant access. You may confirm your level of participation today by completing the Partnership/Conference Underwriting form and returning it to JDRF. 

Please contact Denise Pentescu at (248) 936-1284 or for more information. Thank you in advance for your support of the 6th Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow conference and Exhibits! 




Support JDRF!

The mission of JDRF is to fund research that will Cure, Treat and Prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). More than 80 percent of every dollar raised goes toward research and research-related education, such as the Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to JDRF by clicking on the DONATE button at the top, right-hand corner of this page.

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