Type One Nation Summit
March 3, 2019, Lancaster, PA
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The JDRF TypeOneNation Summit is a low cost, half-day educational and networking opportunity for the T1D community. TypeOneNation 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 talks from JDRF researchers and other experts in the field, breakout sessions, and a separate Youth Program and Teen Track for children ages 5-18. In addition, the event will also include a vendor fair with representatives from diabetes medical device companies, insulin manufacturers, diabetes 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. Advanced registration is required for this low cost community event. Registration is now open
Keynote Speaker- Alecia Wesner
Alecia Wesner has been part of the JDRF family since her diagnosis with T1D in 1979. Although her commitment to the JDRF Walk started at an early age, it was reinvigorated in 2001 when she founded Alecia’s Stem Cells, a family and friends Walk team that raised over $300,000 at fifteen Walks across the country.
In 2015, Alecia joined the JDRF Ride program. Although determined to complete the 100 mile ride in Burlington, the perfect storm of diabetes-related issues took her off the course early. Not one to give-up, Alecia continued and rode all 104 miles of El Tour de Tucson a few months later. She has since completed JDRF Rides in Amelia Island and Saratoga Springs.
Alecia has spoken at hospitals, medical schools, JDRF Galas, TypeOneNation Summits, on TV, and for a variety of Artificial Pancreas press coverage. She has presented her experiences as a clinical trial participant to the NIH and the FDA. On behalf of both JDRF and Mount Sinai Hospital New York, she has spoken about her experience living with T1D for (almost) 39 years, the importance for advancing and funding diabetes technologies and research, and diabetes advocacy. Since 2014, Alecia has participated in four Artificial Pancreas trials held at Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC and chronicled her experience for JDRF’s TypeOneNation.org, ASweetLife.com, and CNN. She has also participated in an implantable CGM clinical trial and a complication prevention trial at The Joslin Center.
Alecia is president and managing-partner of Kovacs-Wesner Design Group, licensor of George Kovacs Lighting since 2002. Her work can be found in homes, hotels and contract applications throughout the world. In 2006, Alecia founded Alecia Wesner Jewelry which serves as inspiration for many of her lighting designs with 10% of the proceeds donated to JDRF.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor!