JDRF TypeOneNation Summit Boston 2018

March 17, 2018, Boston, MA
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Donations Accepted

Online registration has now closed, please contact Brandon Denson at bdenson@jdrf.org for details on how to join us as a Walk-In attendee. Join us for our annual educational summit that brings together all within the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. Learn about research advances, participate in discussions with experts, and meet others living with T1D. Educational sessions will be focused on T1D care and management, and will be geared for different audiences.

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9 - 10 a.m.

CHECK IN / BREAKFAST / VENDOR FAIR

10 - 10:45 a.m.

WELCOME REMARKS / MISSION AND KEYNOTE ADDRESS

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Adults: Educational Session #1

Kid Zone and Teen Central Programming Available
The event will include supervised, fun activities for children and teens with type 1 diabetes, and their siblings. Children are invited to join the Kid Zone (ages 11 and under) sponsored by Omnipod® Insulin Management System and teens are invited to participate in Teen Central (ages 12+) where they will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive discussion with T1D role models and meet other teens in the local community.

12:15 - 1 p.m.

LUNCH / VENDOR FAIR

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Adults: Educational Session #2

Kid Zone and Teen Central Programming Available
The event will include supervised, fun activities for children and teens with type 1 diabetes, and their siblings. Children are invited to join the Kid Zone (ages 11 and under) sponsored by Omnipod® Insulin Management System and teens are invited to participate in Teen Central (ages 12+) where they will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive discussion with T1D role models and meet other teens in the local community.

2:30 p.m.

Special Presentation: Dimples and Diabetes by Elle Shaheen
Vendor Fair remains open until 3 p.m.

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Venue

Boston Marriott Copley Place

110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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JDRF TypeOneNation Summit Boston is open to anyone impacted by T1D.

Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on the 4th floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Important Day of Details 2018


Featured Sessions:

Care for the Caregiver
Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, Staff Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Dr. O’Donnell will discuss the normal stresses and strains of being a caregiver for a person with T1D as well as how to recognize caregiver burnout. She will provide practical advice for juggling the demands of caring for a person with T1D while still prioritizing the more important things.

Off to College
Stacey Cunnington, Communication and Operations Assistant at College Diabetes Network; Anna Floreen Sabino MSW, CDE, Special Projects Manager at College Diabetes Network; Elle & Stefany Shaheen
A presentation on preparing students with T1D for life at college and a discussion and Q&A with a panel of current college students and their parents. Topics include: who and what to tell others about diabetes, roommate issues, sick day management, alcohol and T1D and more.

Practical Tips for Controlling Type 1 Diabetes During and After Exercise
Charlie O’Connell, Founder and CEO at FitScript
Learn about practical tips for reaching your fitness goals while living with T1D, including: how to reduce and eliminate hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) during exercise, how to get rid of post-exercise hypoglycemia, understanding the variables that cause changes to your glucose levels besides food and insulin, and how to effectively prepare for success.

Psychosocial Barriers to Diabetes Care and Encouraging Behavior Change
Persis Commissariat, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist at Joslin Diabetes Center
It can be hard to manage diabetes while trying to balance all the other parts of your life. This session will focus on some of the common psychosocial barriers and challenges that individuals living with T1D and their caregivers experience when trying to manage diabetes, and offer strategies to make diabetes care an easier and less disruptive part of life.

Sex, Insulin, and Rock & Roll (18+)
Robert Barry, Ph.D, Biomedical Engineering, Living with T1D for over 10 years; Scott Bissinger, Founder of Everyday Glucose, Living with T1D since 2010; Laura Gee, Host of fitT1Dfoodie™, Diagnosed with T1D at 7 years old; Kelly Reilly, BSN, RN, CDE, Adult Diabetes Nurse Educator at Lahey Health
An interactive panel that will discuss important diabetes-related questions about intimacy, alcohol, and body image. This session is recommended for ages 18+.

Tackling the Teen Years with T1D
Aimee Folger, LICSW, Child and Adolescent Therapist at Child Therapy Boston; Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Diabetes Program at Boston Children’s Hospital; Boston Children’s Hospital Diabetes Program Teen Advisory Committee
Navigating the teen years with T1D can be difficult, from independent living to the transition of care, this session will help parents and teens think ahead, plan ahead and be ready.

Programming for children and teens will be available throughout the day in the Kid Zone (ages 11 and under) and Teen Central (ages 12+). Thanks in part to the generous support of our sponsors and vendors there is no cost to attend TypeOneNation. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you can no longer attend the program, as the chapter incurs significant expenses.

The RSVP deadline is March 14, 2018 at noon. 

Event Contact

Brandon A. Denson
781-431-0700 | bdenson@jdrf.org