JDRF is proud to announce the 7th Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits – Living with Diabetes: A Family Day of Inspiration, Hope, and Education, the single largest event of this kind in the country.
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, more than 1,000 people with insulin-dependent (T1) and insulin-requiring (T2) diabetes, their family members and medical care professionals will gather to hear the latest in leading-edge research, treatment advances and care strategies from a collection of internationally recognized experts at the Wayne County Community College District – Western Campus (map) in Belleville, Mich. No charge to attend. Registration is now open. Click the registration link above.
Co-chairing the 2014 Conference are Jacalyn Bishop, MD, Pediatric Endocrinology, Endocrine Kids, Novi, Michigan and Jessica Shill, MD, Senior Staff Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone and Mineral Disorders, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
This year’s keynote speakers include:
- Mark D. DeBoer, MD, M.Sc., MCR, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Health System
- Lori M. Laffel, MD, MPH, Chief, Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston
- Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MA, Director of Bringing Science Home, University of South Florida, International Board of Directors JDRF, Miss America 1999 and PWD.
The Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits is an exciting day that encompasses keynote speakers including:
- An update to the artificial pancreas project
- Concurrent workshop sessions (twelve workshops – repeated)
- The JDRF Kids Camp for T1D children ages 5-12
- Our Teen Central for adolescents and young adults ages 13-19
Our ‘Exhibit Area’ is a wealth of information on medical device technology, health providers (hospitals, clinics), authors, and community resources – more than 30 exhibit stations comprise the exhibit area.
Lecture and interactive discussions will take place during both the keynote and concurrent sessions held in the morning. Twelve workshop sessions will be available mid-morning and repeated again to allow participants an opportunity to choose the sessions they wish to attend. Panel discussions will also be included to allow participants to have interactive dialogue with featured professionals. A continental breakfast and box lunch will be served.
JDRF Kids Camp program: JDRF Kids Camp will once again host children with T1D ages 5-12 for a fun-filled day learning about the importance of diabetes self-management under the guidance and supervision of our trained Kids Camp medical personnel.
JDRF Teen Central program: This cool “hang-out” for youth with T1D ages 13-19 will offer opportunities to learn the latest in online diabetes-related technology, share stories and experiences with peers, ask questions and trade tips on managing T1D through the teenage years. Teen Central is directed by medical personnel and trained volunteers.
NEW FOR 2014:
- Expansion of concurrent workshop sessions!
- Added luncheon presentations!
- Enhanced JDRF Kids Camp and Teen Central – siblings or BFF invited!
Partnership and Conference Underwriting Opportunities
Partnership and Conference Underwriting opportunities offer the greatest visibility and participant access. Please contact Denise G. Pentescu at (517) 899-2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you in advance for your support of the 7th Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits!
The mission of JDRF is to fund research that will Cure, Treat and Prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D). More than 80 percent of every dollar raised goes toward research and research-related education, such as the Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to JDRF by clicking on the DONATE button at the top, right-hand corner of this page.
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