The Washington Square Health Foundation sponsored the 2nd Annual Chicago Project Conference to develop a Five-Year Functional Cure Plan for Diabetes. The conference took place during the week of November 13, 2006. Scientific progress was reviewed and a plan for the future was discussed in detail. The conference ended with a dinner on November 17, 2006 with the scientists, university officials, and Washington Square Health Foundation personnel. Pictured above in the forefront on the right is Washington Square Health Foundation President Angelo P. Creticos, MD, to his immediate right (standing) is Vice President Sunny A. Wirtz, directly behind her (standing) is Grant Committee Chairman William N. Werner, MD, MPH, seated to his left is Program Assistant Catherine Baginski and standing to her immediate left is Executive Director Howard Nochumson.