73rd Scientific Sessions Press Conference Audio

Audio recordings of press conferences held at the 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, June 2013.


Major Advance Toward an Artificial Pancreas

Friday, June 21, 9 a.m.

Moderator: Anne Peters, MD, University of Southern California


  • Rich Bergenstal, MD, Executive Director of the International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet and Principal Investigator



All Fat is Not Bad

Friday, June 21, 11 a.m.

Moderator: Steven Smith, MD, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute; Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes


  • Laurie Goodyear, PhD,  Joslin Section Head, Senior Investigator, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Kristin Stanford, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Joslin Diabetes Center



When Does Type 1 Diabetes Begin to Develop?

Friday, June 21, 2 p.m.

Moderator: Lori Laffel, MD, MPH, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA


  • Jay Sosenko, MD, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Miami
  • William Hagopian, MD, PhD, Lead Researcher, Scientific Director of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
  • Jakko Tuomilehto, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • John S. Yudkin, MD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College, London; Chairman, International Insulin Foundation



Major Long-Term Benefits of Intensive Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Saturday, June 22, 2 p.m.

Moderator: Jay Skyler, MD, University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute


  • David M. Nathan, MD, Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center; DCCT/EDIC Co-chair
  • John Lachin,  MD, Principal Investigator
  • Judith Fradkin, MD, Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
  • Ian deBoer, MD, Investigator



Can Health Care Systems Motivate Patients to Change their Lifestyles and Improve their Health?

Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m.

Moderator: David Marrero, PhD, Director, Diabetes Translational Research Center; Indiana University School of Medicine


  • Sandra Jackson, MPH, PhD candidate in Nutrition and Health Science, Emory University
  • Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emory University, Division of Endocrinology; Director of Clinical Studies Center, Atlanta VA Medical Center



Pathway to Stop Diabetes: The American Diabetes Association's Bold New Research Initiative

Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m.

Moderator: Robert Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE, Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association


  • C. Ronald Kahn, MD, Chair of the Mental Advisory Group
  • John E. Anderson, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
  • Mara Darsow, PhD, Vice President, Research Programs, American Diabetes Association



Results of the Look AHEAD Trial

Monday, June 24, 2:30 p.m.

Moderator: Sue Kirkman, MD, University of North Carolina


  • Rena Wing, PhD, Chair of Look AHEAD, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
  • William Knowler, MD, PhD, MPH, Diabetes Epidemiology & Clinical Research Section, NIDDK
  • Lucy Faulconbridge, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Director of Research, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mary Evans, PhD, Project Scientist, Director of Look AHEAD, Special Projects in Nutrition, Obesity and Digestive Diseases, NIDDK
  • Henry Glick, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania