TypeOneNation Santa Barbara
September 23, 2018, Santa Barbara, CA
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a day of education and connection at the TypeOneNation Summit. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you.register
VP, Product and Business Development, TidepoolBio
VP, Product and Business Development, Tidepool
Brandon was diagnosed with T1D in 2011 at age 27. Three years later, he became the first person in history to livestream his continuous blood glucose during a competitive race when he ran his first half marathon.
Brandon is vice president of product and business development at Tidepool Project. Tidepool is a non-profit organization liberating data from diabetes devices and provide great, free software to the T1D community.
In his volunteer time, Brandon serves on the Technology Advisory Board for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Board, the board of the San Francisco chapter of JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee, and the JDRF International Board of Directors. He is also co-organizes of the semi-annual DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange conference.
Dr. Beth BraunBio
Dr. Beth Braun
Dr. Beth Braun has been working with family wellness and diabetes care for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of patients get to the root of their behavioral issues related to anxiety, stress, food, self-care, weight and diabetes (type 1 &2). Dr Braun started her career working at weight loss camps and Jenny Craig weight loss Centers. After seeing the need for a healthy weight loss and lifestyle program for families, went to work for KidShape and is still with the program 20 years later while it has grown into a nationwide program. KidShape is a family based wellness program teaching nutrition. behavior modification, stress management, exercise and parenting. Dr. Braun and KidShape have been featured on Oprah, ABC's Fat Like Me documentary, CBS Evening News, Newsweek Magazine and many more discussing the epidemic of Pediatric Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
Katie DiSimone was born and raised in San Diego. She came to the Central Coast for college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering. She tried to leave the Central Coast by getting her M.S. at U.C. Davis in Civil and Environmental Engineering...but as soon as the degree was earned, she found herself happily back in San Luis Obispo. She works for the State of CA in the regulation of wastewater treatment plants and recycled water systems. She's married to Jason and has a 14 year old daughter Anna and 12 year old daughter Holly. In 2015, her daughter Anna was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Anna is now a freshman in high school and starting track team. Katie has been involved heavily with diabetic alert dogs and closed loop systems. She pays it forward with her time assisting others with their technology tools for t1d management.
Executive Director, Sansum Diabetes Research InstituteBio
Executive Director, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
Ellen Goodstein is the executive director of William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara. Ellen leads the center with a wealth of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. She has been an active community leader and served as the executive director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. She holds a master’s degree in education and is a licensed attorney in both California and Florida. Ellen became involved with the center in 2006, motivated by a passion to address the growing impact of diabetes at local and global
levels. More than 17 years ago, Ellen’s oldest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, an experience that has made her intimately aware of the day-to-day challenges of the disease and a steadfast champion for those whom it affects. She has volunteered her time on the William Sansum Diabetes Center’s Board of Trustees for nine years, two years of which she served as Board President.
Mark Harmel, MPH, CDE
Clinical Research Coordinator, USC Westside Center for DiabetesBio
Mark Harmel, MPH, CDE
Clinical Research Coordinator, USC Westside Center for Diabetes
Mark Harmel, MPH, CDE is the clinical research coordinator and diabetes educator at the USC Westside Center for Diabetes. As part of the T1D Exchange network, he manages the Clinical Registry and has been the coordinator for the Replace BG trial that proved that a Dexcom is safe and effective for making insulin dosing decisions, and is currently using the Dexcom G6 to update the data on people without diabetes. The next study is looking at T1D in people 60 and over. He also managed and inhaled insulin trial and the center is part of the TrialNet network.
Also, is a contributor to Medscape, Mark is the videographer for the Peters on Diabetes series and is a member of the major diabetes meeting reporting teams. He is an active advocate who has visited representatives in the US Capitol and his congressional district promoting insurance coverage, diabetes research funding and raising insulin prices.
Kevin Kaiserman, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Los AngelesBio
Kevin Kaiserman, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Los Angeles
Dr. Kaiserman currently works with children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes in private practice at SoCal Diabetes in the LA area. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Kaiserman was Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Clinical Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kaiserman earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and completed his internship and residency in the Department of Pediatrics and his fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Kaiserman is a member of the American Diabetes Association and the Pediatric Endocrine Society and was on the LA Board of the American Diabetes Association and JDRF, as well as the Board of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. Dr. Kaiserman is active at his local diabetes camp, Camp Conrad-Chinnock, where he serves as the camp medical director and member of the Board. Kevin was honored at JDRF LA as Diabetes Champion, 2012 and has helped raised funds for the APP.
Laura Mecoy is the mother of two young adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She and her family have been active in JDRF since 2000.
They have raised and donated more than $250,000. Laura served as a walk team captain for 15 years. She’s been a mentor for the newly diagnosed. She founded the South Bay parent group and has been a member of the Board for more than 8 years. She was chair of the Los Angeles and the Long Beach Walk Committees
With her daughter, Grace Walker, she participated in the 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress. Her son, Ryan Walker, also was a South Bay Walk Ambassador when JDRF still had a South Bay Walk.
She and her husband, Cary Walker, are members of the JDRF LA Ride team. They are training now for their fourth JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Laura now serves on several Board Committees and recently became the Los Angeles Chapter’s Advocacy Team Chair.
Bart Roep, Ph.D.,
Director of Diabetes Immunology, City of HopeBio
Bart Roep, Ph.D.,
Director of Diabetes Immunology, City of Hope
Dr. Bart O. Roep is Chair and Professor of Department of Diabetes Immunology, and holds the Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes at the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope in Los Angeles. He is also Professor of Medicine, Professor of Diabetology, Immunopathology & Intervention and Director of the National Diabetes Center of Excellence at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands and Visiting Professor of the Danish Diabetes Academy. After studying medical sciences and medicine at the University of Amsterdam, he obtained his PhD in medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center. He discovered the role of T cells in diabetes and focused on defining human cellular immune responses, autoantigen identification, and islet transplantation and the design, execution and immunological monitoring of immune intervention strategies in clinical type 1 diabetes and beta-cell replacement therapies, including pioneering trials on tissue-specific tolerance induction, gene and stem cell therapy. He is founder and director of the national platform for clinical immune intervention therapy in The Netherlands and published more than 350 original articles on his discoveries. He received many prestigious awards, including the Minkowski Prize, the VICI award and a Fellowship of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.
is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who also lives with type 1 diabetes. She has lived with the disease since she was 17 years old. She lives with her husband, Larry, 2 sons, Gabriel (5) and Anthony (1), and their dog, Chloe. She works in a low-resource clinic in Oxnard, CA, educating underserved populations about diabetes. She is also an insulin pump and device trainer for Medtronic Diabetes and Tandem Diabetes Care. Her passion is to improve lives that are affected by diabetes. In her "free time", Melissa enjoys running, keeping up with her two active boys, volunteering for youth sports organizations, the school PTA and in her son's kindergarten classroom as well as MOPS.
Project Manager, Outreach & Recruitment TrialNet Hub, The Benaroya Research InstituteBio
Project Manager, Outreach & Recruitment TrialNet Hub, The Benaroya Research Institute
Annie was born and raised in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in White Salmon, WA. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2004 with a Degree in Exercise Science--Sports Medicine, but chose a sports business route. That took her to Tacoma, WA where she was the Senior Director of Marketing for the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. While working for the Rainiers, Annie connected with the local JDRF Branch and volunteered on the South Sound Board of Directors. While volunteering she was hired by JDRF as a Regional Marketing Manger. She remained with JDRF for three years before taking a new and exciting role in the T1D research world with Diabetes TrialNet. TrialNet is a worldwide network of researchers and institutions focused on preventing type 1 diabetes. Annie is the Project Manager for Outreach & Recruitment for the Diabetes TrialNet network.
Annie came to the T1D research worlds as a person who is directly impacted by T1D. Her father was diagnosed in 1964 at age 19, Annie herself was diagnosed at age 21. She and her family members have participated in numerous clinical research trials of type 1 diabetes. Specifically, Annie has participated in trials for the artificial pancreas at the Benaroya Research Institute. She is also a member of the JDRF Speakers Bureau, a past Board Member for ConnecT1D an organization that puts on a type 1 diabetes family camp and a volunteer for JDRF Seattle. She was recently awarded the Auto-immune Alliance-A3 Focus Award for her spirit, dedication and community involvement while living with an autoimmune disease. She admits that while her story can be difficult to share, it demonstrates very clearly the tremendous advancements that are a direct result of JDRF funded research.
JDRF along with Community Partner Sansum Diabetes Research Institute will be hosting TypeOneNation at Santa Barbara City College. Join the type 1 diabetes community to learn from the experts about T1D technology, therapies, health and wellness.
The day will feature a keynote presentation by Annie Shultz, Project Manager, Outreach & Recruitment TrialNet Hub at the Benaroya Research Institute, who will speak about her experiences as an artificial pancreas trial participant, and JDRF’s mission.
Following this will be a Technology Update presentation which includes Dr. Bart O. Roep, Chairman of the Department of Diabetes Immunology
Breakout session speakers include Brandon Arbiter. VP of Product and Business Development, Tidepool, Mark Harmel, CDE, MPH, Clinical Research Coordinator at the USC Westside Center for Diabetes , Kevin Kaiserman, MD, owner So Cal Diabetes, and Dr. Beth Braun Think Healthy, Eat Healthy
TrialNet Screenings and a vendor fair will continue throughout the day After lunch participants will then choose from a variety of breakout session topics for all ages and stages of T1D including:
- Taking T1D to School
- Navigating the Emotional Side of T1D
- Peak Program The JDRF Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) program is an innovative, unique outreach initiative to help increase education on effective management of physical activity for individuals with T1D. Its goal is to break new ground in supporting safe, informed exercise within the T1D community. The JDRF PEAK program is available to anyone with T1D – both those who exercise or wish to begin to exercise, as well as their caregivers