Diabetes Research Institute Presents 5th World of Hope Conference

Hollywood, FL (October 2007) — The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation announced today that First American Title Insurance Corporation has kindly signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 5th A World of Hope Conference, a research update for people with type 1 diabetes and their families. Hosted by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Foundation, the day-long conference will take place on Saturday, November 3, at The Signature Grand in Davie, beginning at 8 a.m.

“We’re so grateful for socially responsible companies like First American,” DRI Foundation President and CEO Robert A. Pearlman said. “With their support and humanitarian outlook, we will be educating and inspiring the diabetes community at A World of Hope.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the scientists who are turning promising discoveries into novel treatments for those living with type 1 diabetes. They’ll hear firsthand about innovative technologies, new, cell-based therapies and the latest projects aimed at restoring insulin production in patients. Members of the PEP Squad (Parents Empowering Parents), an outreach group that mentors families of newly diagnosed children, will interact with attendees, and exhibitors and informational booths will be open throughout the event.

Other generous cohorts include: Hospitality Sponsor Accu-Chek and Supporting Sponsors VeriChip Corporation, Novo Nordisk, and Eli Lilly and Company, plus Beno, Rosa, Ariela and Sammy Schechter.

The cost is $25 per person or $60 per family of up to four people. To make reservations, please contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at 800-321-3437. You can also visit to find out more.

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The Diabetes Research Institute, a center of excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet transplantation. From innovations in islet isolation and transplant procedures to advances in cell biology and immunology, the DRI is now harnessing the power of emerging technologies to develop new cell-based therapies to restore insulin production. For the millions of families already affected by diabetes who are looking to the world of science for answers, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure.


Contact: Lauren Schreier
Associate Director of Public Relations

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