Central Indiana TypeOneNation Summit

March 9, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
8:00 am


Together, we can improve our lives along the way to a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Talk to the experts about research advances, meet with other families to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you. No walk-up registrations, space is limited.


  • Jesse is the Senior Director, Health Policy at JDRF. In this role, Jesse leads JDRF’s health policy team, ensuring the advancement of strategies to enable patient access to priority T1D therapies. Jesse joined JDRF with a wealth of health policy experience in the clinical community, private sector, and in government. He served as Director, Advocacy and Government Relations at the American College of Nurse-Midwives; as Director, Public Policy and Reimbursement at Genentech; and as Executive Director, Federal Programs at the leading association of private health plans, America’s Health Insurance Plans. He previously held roles at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. House of Representatives. He received master’s degrees from both George Washington University and Brigham Young University, from which he also obtained his bachelor’s degree.

  • Attendees can choose to attend one of four breakout sessions:

    • Taking T1D to School
    • What’s New in Drugs and Devices
    • T1D Performance in Exercise and Knowledge
    • Mental Health with Teenagers (Psychosocial Session)
  • Attendees can choose to attend one of four breakout sessions:

    • Mental Health with Parents of Teen (Psychosocial Session)
    • Nutrition Research and T1D
    • Camp Activities with Diabetes
    • Advocacy Deep Dive
  • The research around type one diabetes, with JDRF’s funding and support, moves at a fast pace as we move ever closer to the ultimate goal of a cure to type one diabetes. We will hear from Teresa Mastracci, Ph.D., on her lab’s beta cell research as she is joined by clinical research presenting additional advances of 2018-19. Lunch is provided and Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available. Carb counts will be present for all items at the summit. If you dropped a child off at Kids Camp, please collect them prior to lunch.

  • 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 type 1 diabetes in the context of “real life.” Kerri has lived with diabetes for 30 years. She has experienced a full childhood, the teen years, the college experience, and now pregnancy and parenting, with diabetes along for the ride. Kerri aims to spread a message of hope versus fear through the power of social media, advocacy, and storytelling. Her keynote is sponsored by Tandem’s Live Life in Full Color Speaker Series.



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Roche - Building J

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available in both the surface lots and parking garages on the Roche Campus. In the map below, building J is where the event is located right in the middle. Below Building J is the visitor’s garage that is easily accessible and a short walk to the event. You’ll want to enter Entrance 4 from Hague Rd. and continue until you see visitors garage. All spots are available for visitor parking with our event (besides handicap restrictions).

9115 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256


More Info

Kid’s Camp will be available for children ages 5-12.

Teen Sessions will be available for teens ages 13 and up.

Speakers and sessions are subject to change without notice.

Are meals provided?

A light breakfast and healthy lunch are provided to all guests. Please note that dietary restrictions can be made known in the registration information.

Can I change my registration information?

Yes, registrants can go into their registration and update information after their initial registration.

Is space really limited?

Due to the security needs of our host, all participants must be registered for this event beforehand. There will be no walk-up registration for this even

Event Contact

Sean FitzGerald
(317) 308-4925 | sfitzgerald@jdrf.org

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