Press Release: Student Leaders to Attend ADA Scientific Sessions with the College Diabetes Network

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Sarah Twomey

The College Diabetes Network

(857) 415-3733

The College Diabetes Network has chosen six students for their NextGen Leadership Program to attend the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions Conference to represent the College Diabetes Network this summer.

The Scientific Sessions is the world's largest, most prominent meeting on diabetes. This year's meeting will be held June 7-11, 2019 in San Francisco. The Scientific Sessions offer researchers and health care professionals the opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances in diabetes research, treatment, and care. The sessions feature 2,800 original research presentations and 13,000 professional attendees from around the world. ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

CDN selects students to attend diabetes conferences to represent the student perspective of the organization each year as part of its NextGen Leadership Program. All students are chosen for this exclusive opportunity based on their career interests. These students are able to attend sessions, network with those in the diabetes sector, and meet with mentors. The application process is highly selective and only a handful of students are chosen for this opportunity each year.

The NextGen Leadership Program is designed to harnesses exceptional talent, and leaders within our network are able to fulfill their interest in serving the diabetes community and experience fewer barriers entering the professional diabetes sector through this program.  

“CDN is deeply committed to developing a pipeline of talent for the diabetes sector. Through working with a variety of partners across industry, academia, credentialing and member associations, we provide both opportunities and mentors to these passionate young professionals. CDN's Nextgen Leaders are identified through their hard work with their local CDN Chapters, and their commitment to making life better for people with diabetes,” said Christina Roth, CEO and Founder of CDN.

About CDN

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond.