UPDATE (3/4/14):  Over 800 people attended this year’s  JDRF TypeOneNation Research Summit presented by Lilly Diabetes.  This free educational event, offered a look at a few of the most promising areas of research for treatment and cure therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D) as well as a psychologist who was able to provide her insight on the psychological impact of living with T1D.  In addition to the main program, the summit also hosted almost 200 kids and teens in the youth program.  It was a full day of activities, arts and crafts, games, guest speakers, and friend-making!

Thank you to all of our 2014 Sponsors including:  Lilly Diabetes, OmniPod, and the Mancini Family.  This event was also supported by educational grants from the following companies:  eBay Foundation, Medtronic, and Novo Nordisk.

To read more about the day and highlights from the presentations, read Stephen’s diabetes blog: Happy-Medium.net.

A special thank you to our Summit Photographer, Bruce Peters, for donating his services to capture this event.

For questions or comments regarding the JDRF TypeOneNation Research Summit, or if you are interested in being a part of the 2015 Summit, please contact Delia Whitfield at: dwhitfield@jdrf.org.

Please stay tuned for announcements about the 2015 summit!


We are thrilled to provide this platform of educational and networking opportunities to the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at no cost to the attendees. In addition to the main program, we offer an exhibit hall full of all the latest and greatest in T1D education, resources and technology, as well as a Youth Program complete with guest speakers and games. In 2013, the Summit attracted over 650 individuals from Eastern Seaboard and we are looking forward to another great year! An addition to this year’s program, will be a Q&A after each presentation in addition to the panel discussion at the end.

Admission is FREE with suggested donation! Buffet lunch is provided.

In order to ensure that vital funding continues to go directly to T1D research and to ensure that we can host similar events in the future, we would appreciate any donations you can provide to help offset the cost of this event, including the cost of lunch. Donations can be mailed anytime directly to the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter office located at: 1400 K Street, NW Suite 725 Washington, DC 20005, Attn: JDRF Summit. To see highlights of the 2013 Summit, please click here.

Mary Kate Cary photoWe are fortunate to have Mary Kate Cary, past president of the Capitol Chapter of the JDRF, former White House speechwriter, contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report and political analyst on NPR, serve as moderator. Her daughter Annie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes twelve years ago. For more information about Mary Kate click here.

Read the official press release for the 2014 Summit


TrialNet will be screening at the 2014 Summit! Learn how you can be a part of T1D research by joining the pathway to prevention.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Complete the sponsorship application form. Contact Delia Whitfield with any questions.