Join us for a one day educational summit event, bringing together all within the type 1 community. Learn about research advances, participate in discussions with experts, and meet others living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Educational sessions will be focused on T1D care and management, and will be geared for different audiences.
The event is open to anyone impacted by T1D. Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day in our Kids Zone, which features arts and crafts, special guest presentations, and diabetes education activities.
8:00 a.m. Registration and Vendor Fair
9:00 a.m. Keynote Session presented by Kerri Sparling, creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs.
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session #1
Psychological Aspects of Life with T1D – presented by Dr. Meredyth Evans, Medical Psychologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital
Caregiver Training: Diabetes 101 – presented by Dr. Rose Briars and Amanda Reed, CDE, APN of LaRabida
11 a.m. Breakout Session #2
Nutrition and Fitness – presented by Lauren Daughters, RD, LDN, CDE
Raising Girls/Women and Diabetes – including Kerri Sparling; Dr. Sarah Nadeem, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology at Loyola University Medical Center; and other expert panelists
Teen-only interactive session
12 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Fair
1 p.m. Breakout Session #3
School and T1D – presented by Shelby Raney, MPH, RN, PEL-NCSN, Certified School Nurse at LaGrange School District #105
Choice, Coverage, Courage
Off to College/Transitions – including Dr. Greg Clark of Chicago Diabetes Experts, SC; parents and current and past college students
2 p.m. Research Update/Closing Session – presented by Dr. Ali Cinar, Director of Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education at Illinois Institute for Technology
Educational sessions are subject to change due to attendance or speaker availability. JDRF will advise all guests registered if a particular session changes.