JDRF Clinical Research Network Symposium 2023 T1D Decade of Progress
T1Decade of Research Progress – Past & Future
On Monday, 24th, and Tuesday, 25th July 2023, JDRF Australia hosted a two-day face-to-face symposium in Sydney, Australia, to commemorate more than a decade of achievements by the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN). The event was opened by The Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Aged Care, and featured a lineup of scientific and non-scientific experts across a multidisciplinary network.
About the Symposium
The Symposium brought together a multidisciplinary network of scientific and non-scientific experts to showcase the life-changing research that CRN funding had made possible over the past decade. It also highlighted the funding’s impact on the T1D research environment and the T1D research ecosystem. Furthermore, it provided an opportunity to reflect on past accomplishments and examine the future gaps and needs in T1D research, as well as the opportunities that the next decade would bring to address them.
The meeting’s objectives were:
- To highlight the contribution of the T1DCRN research outcomes in improving the lives of people with T1D in the last decade.
- To identify gaps and priority areas, share new initiatives, strategies and challenges in achieving the T1DCRN’s goals for faster translation in order to optimise care for people at risk and living with T1D.
- To provide a platform for discussions concerning the vision and future of the T1DCRN as ongoing and future programs mature and progress.
Symposium attendees had the opportunity to:
- Partake in stimulating, expert-moderated interactions, highlighting impact and innovation.
- Gain insights on a decade of advancements in the field and experience knowledge transformation in prevention, cures and improving lives of people at risk and living with T1D.
- Add a voice and contribute ideas to the future of the T1DCRN.
- Gain exposure and be presented with networking opportunities across T1D research disciplines.
Scientific Symposium Advisory Committee:
- Dr Kirstine Bell, The University of Sydney
- Prof Toby Coates, The Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Prof Elizabeth Davis, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia
- Prof Josephine Forbes, Mater Institute of Medical Research
- Ms Christine Garberg, JDRF Lay Review Panel
- Prof Tom Kay, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research
- Dr Megan Penno, The University of Adelaide
- Dr Ki Wook Kim, University of New South Wales
International Speakers Included
Professor Mark Atkinson, PHD
American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research and the Jeffrey Keene Family Professor at the University of Florida
Professor Colin Dayan, MA MBBS FRCP PHD
Professor of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism, Cardiff University School of Medicine
Doctor Eleanor Ramos, MD
Chief Medical and Chief Operating Officer at Provention Bio, a Sanofi Company
Professor Marian Rewers, MD PhD
Executive Director, Barbara Davis Centre for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado