TypeOneNation Summit-Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley

Adults and kids sitting on the grass in a garden

November 5, 2016, Danbury, CT
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The TypeOneNation Summit is a free, all-day educational and networking opportunity for the T1D community. The Summit brings together T1D experts to share their knowledge on the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and the psycho-social aspects of living (and thriving!) with T1D. Our event will feature a research update, a keynote address, multiple breakout sessions and workshops as well as unique opportunities for children and teens to meet and spend time with each other. In addition, the event will also include a vendor fair with representatives from diabetes medical device companies, insulin manufacturers, diabetes day camps, local healthcare providers, and other diabetes related organizations. This event is designed for all ages at all stages and offers something for everyone: parents, children, teens, adults, grandparents, caregivers, school nurses, healthcare providers, and more. Light breakfast, a healthy lunch and afternoon snack are all included.

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10:00-10:45am: Check-In, Registration, Vendor Fair, and Light Breakfast

The Vendor Fair will be open throughout the day.

10:00am-12:15pm: Kids Zone and Teen Program

The Kids Zone and Teen Program will provide an opportunity for children and their siblings to spend time with each other, enjoy a variety of activities and learn about T1D. Both programs will have a registered nurse on site should a child require some assistance with their diabetes management.

10:40-11:15am: Welcome Remarks and Research Update

Esther Latres, Ph.D., Associate Director, Translational Development

Esther Latres, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Translational Development at JDRF. In this role, she leads the strategic development of beta cell replacement therapies and the translation of scientific discoveries into novel therapies for improving glucose and overall metabolic control, which will contribute to better treatments and cure for type 1 diabetes.

11:30am-12:15pm: Educational Breakout Session 1

Topics Include:

  • T1D in School
  • T1D on the Field
  • Diabetes Burnout
  • Adults with T1D: at home, work & play
  • Caregivers Course: Diabetes 101 for grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, etc.

12:15-1:45pm: Lunch & Vendor Fair

Enjoy a healthy lunch and visit the vendor fair. Lunch includes soup, farmer’s market salad, a seasonal salad, breads and rolls, sliced grilled chicken, grilled vegetables, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee and tea.

1:30-4:00pm: Kids Zone and Teen Program Continues

The Kids Zone and Teen Program will provide an opportunity for children and their siblings to spend time with each other, enjoy a variety of activities and learn about T1D. Both programs will have a registered nurse on site should a child require some assistance with their diabetes management.

2:00-2:45pm: Educational Breakout Session 2

Topics Include:

  • T1D in School
  • T1D on the Field
  • Diabetes & Nutrition
  • Navigating Life/Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act with T1D
  • The Kids are Alright: teens & young adults share their experience growing up with T1D

3:00-3:45pm: Inspirational Keynote Address

Kerri Sparling, Writer and Author, Type 1 since 1986.

Kerri is a passionate advocate for all-things diabetes. She is the creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs, reaching a global audience of patients and caregivers. Her first book, Balancing Diabetes (Spry Publishing), looks at T1D in the context of “real life.” Kerri has lived with diabetes for 30 years.

3:45-4:00pm: Closing Remarks

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Venue

The Matrix Conference & Banquet Center

39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
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Event Contact

Joan Benz
203-854-0658 | jbenz@jdrf.org