2018 JDRF Illinois TypeOneNation Summit

February 24, 2018, Chicago, IL
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is mandatory. All guests must register by Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Enjoy a full day of inspirational and educational activities lead by national and local experts to help you and your loved ones better manage life with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Network with others and visit our Wellness Area, featuring diabetes devices, resources, and other summit supporters.

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Schedule

8:00 AM - Guest Registration and Vendor Fair

9:00 AM - Keynote presentation

Keynote Session presented by Kerri Sparling, creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs.

10:00 AM - Breakout Session #1 (Subject to Change)

  • Psychological Aspects of Life with T1D – presented by Dr. Meredyth Evans, Medical Psychologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Caregiver Training: Diabetes 101 – presented by Dr. Rose Briars and Amanda Reed, CDE, APN of LaRabida
  • Teen-only panel

11:00 AM - Breakout Session #2 (Subject to Change)

  • Nutrition and Fitness – presented by Lauren Daughters, RD, LDN, CDE
  • Raising Girls/Women and Diabetes – including Kerri Sparling; Dr. Sarah Nadeem, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology at Loyola University Medical Center; and other expert panelists
  • Teen-only interactive session

12:00 PM - Lunch and Vendor Fair

1:00 PM - Breakout Session #3 (Subject to Change)

  • Working with Schools/504 Plans – presented by Shelby Raney, MPH, RN, PEL-NCSN, Certified School Nurse at LaGrange School District #105
  • Choice, Coverage, Courage
  • Off to College/Transitions – including Dr. Greg Clark of Chicago Diabetes Experts, SC; parents and current and past college students

2:00 PM – Research Update/Closing Session

Presented by Dr. Ali Cinar, Director of Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education at Illinois Institute for Technology

Speakers

Sponsors

National Premier

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National Premier

National Supporting

Local Champion

National Vendor

Venue

McCormick Place Convention Center

The event will be held on Level 1 of the South Building.

2301 S Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Directions

More Info

The event is open to anyone impacted by T1D. Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day in our Kids Zone, which features arts and crafts, special guest presentations, and diabetes education activities.

Any questions, please contact Christine Bissler, Director of Community Engagement, at cbissler@jdrf.org or (312) 423-7198.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park for the event?
For detailed directions, click here.

Closest Option: Lot A
WITH EXPECTED ATTENDANCE OF 60,000 FOR THE DENTAL CONFERENCE, THIS LOT IS EXPECTED TO BE FULL BY 9 AM. PLEASE CONSIDER ANOTHER LOT CHOICE IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AFTER TYPEONENATION’S PROGRAM HAS BEGUN AT 9 AM.

Parking is available in Lot A, and is $23 for up to 16 hours. To find Lot A, please search for the intersection of Cermak and Prairie. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-106).
Please park on the South end of Lot A. Take the parking lot elevator to Level 4. There will be signs directing you for entrance into McCormick Place. You will enter into the West Building (on Level 3). Walk across the Sky Bridge to the South Building. Take the escalators down to Level 1 and our event.
Second Closest/More Expensive: Hyatt McCormick Hotel Parking

Farthest/Comparable Price: Lot C – Lakeside Center
Lot C is the farthest away, but is comparable in price to Lot A. This lot is a 15 minute (indoor) walk from the South Building. After parking in Lot C, enter the Lakeside Center. Follow the signs to the escalators up to Level 2 of the Lakeside Center (near the Lakeside Ballroom). Once on Level 2 – make sure you are on the west side of the building (away from the Lake/closest to Lake Shore Drive), and follow the signs to the South Building (across the windowed walkway/to the Grand Concourse). Once on the Grand Concourse, follow the JDRF signs to our event.

Parking is also available at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place; however it is significantly more expensive than McCormick Lot A or Lot C.

What are my other transportation options?
For public transportation options, click here.

Guests arriving via taxi should be dropped off at Gate 4. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-S106).

What should I bring to the event?
Bring your diabetes supplies, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Attire is casual.

Will tickets be sent to me?
No. You will check in at registration by your last name.

Is there a room rate?
Please contact Christine Bissler at cbissler@jdrf.org for more information on lodging options.

Can I update my registration information or make changes to my schedule?
Yes, you may update your registration information. Please contact Christine Bissler at cbissler@jdrf.org to make changes. We will do our best to accommodate changes if space allows.

Event Contact

Christine Bissler | Director of Community Engagement
312-423-7198 | cBissler@jdrf.org