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Harvard and HuffPost: The Diabetes Epidemic: The Latest on Treatment and Prevention

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and HuffPost will jointly present a free, live ForumHSPH.org webcast, “The Diabetes Epidemic: The Latest on Treatment and Prevention” Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from noon – 1:00pm ET. Despite decades of research and relentless messaging about the importance of diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes remains a major threat to the lives of millions of Americans. As new diagnoses in some populations plateau, rates in others groups, including African Americans and Latinos, are increasing. Why does this largely preventable condition persist? What are the latest treatments available for individuals living with diabetes? And what technological and medical breakthroughs lie on the horizon? In this Forum, experts in medical innovation, food policy, diabetes and obesity research, and community outreach will assess the promise of new approaches to diabetes, as well as explore remaining challenges. Expert participants will include: Dr. Sara Bleich, Professor of Public Health Policy, Harvard Chan School; Dr. LaShawn McIver, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy, American Diabetes Association; Dr. Howard Wolpert, Vice President for Medical Innovation, Lilly Innovation Center; and Dr. Elizabeth Halprin, Staff Endocrinologist at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and a Member of the Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative. Moderator will be Ms. Meredith Melnick, Executive Health & Science Editor, HuffPost. E-mail questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. Or Tweet them to @ForumHSPH using #diabetesWe also will stream live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Forumhsph/ We’ll also be conducting a live chat on The Forum’s The Diabetes Epidemic web page. The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can during a limited Q&A. If time does not allow for us to ask your question, we encourage you to continue the conversation by posting comments on our website at ForumHSPH.org.