The American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions is a highly anticipated event that showcases progress in all aspects of the science and practice of diabetes. The Scientific Sessions were supposed to be held in Chicago this year, which would have been particularly meaningful as Dr. Philipson is the immediate past president for Science and Medicine. However, in the last two months before the meeting at the end of June, the ADA leadership was able to convert the meeting from a McCormick Place event to an entirely virtual session. In that short time over 12,500 diabetes clinicians scientists and health care providers of all kinds from all over the world were able to register for the meeting. There were numerous simultaneous sessions including keynote addresses from the current Presidents for Science and Medicine and Education and Health Care. The University of Chicago was well represented at the meeting.