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TypeOneNation Boston 2015

  • March 7
  • 08:00 - 03:00
  • Boston Marriott Long Wharf
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Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

This is a free, educational event that offers a look into JDRF’s funded research, along with featured breakout sessions where individuals can attend sessions based on their interests.

In addition to the main program, kids and teens can participate in the youth program.  They have a full day of activities, arts and crafts, games, and guest speakers!



9 – 10 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast / Vendor Displays

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Welcome / Keynote Address / Vendor Displays
Youth Programming Also Available

11 – 11:45 a.m.
Adults: Educational Session #1
Children and Teens: Mobile Video Game Stations / Other Activities

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch / Vendor Displays

1 – 1:45 p.m.
Adults: Educational Session #2
Children and Teens: Mad Science of Greater Boston Show / Other Activities

2 – 2:30 p.m.
Artificial Pancreas Project Presentation
Youth Programming Also Available

2:30 – 3 p.m.
Vendor Displays / Networking

Program Description

Keynote Address:
Why and How We Are JDRF: A JDRF Mission Update—Moira McCarthy Stanford, Award-Winning Author, Nationally Known Diabetes Blogger at Despite Diabetes, and a Mother of a Young Adult with T1D

Educational Sessions:
Diabetes Burnout: Strategies for Putting T1D on the Back Burner—Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, Staff Psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Diagnosed with T1D at age 21.

The Lag Effect of Food and Impact on Blood Glucose—Regina Shirley, RD, LDN, Nutrition and Diabetes Blogger at Serving Up Diabetes, Diagnosed with T1D at age 9

Life Stages Breakout Sessions:
Early Childhood—Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and a Mother of a Child with T1D
The Teen Years—Moira McCarthy Stanford, Author of Raising Teens with Diabetes: A Survival Guide for Parents
Adulthood—Stephanie Edwards, MPH, Project Manager II, Joslin Institute for Technology Translation, Joslin Diabetes Center Diagnosed with T1D at age 12

Closing Remarks:
Putting My Trust in the Artificial Pancreas System: My Clinical Trial Experience—Kady Helme, JDRF National Staff Member, Diagnosed with T1D at age 6

Youth Programming:
Supervised, fun activities for children of all ages with T1D and their siblings will include a Mad Science show, mobile video game stations, arts and crafts, and more


To RSVP contact Nichole Messier at 781-431-0700 or

Note: Parking at the Harbor Garage is at a discounted rate of $25 for the day.

Can’t make TypeOneNation Boston?  TypeOneNation Southern New England is taking place, Sunday March 8 the in Providence.  Learn more here.



Venue: Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Address: 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 United States map
Start: March 7 @ 8:00 am
Ends: March 7 @ 3:00 pm
Contact: Nichole Messier
Phone: (781) 431-0700
Email: nmessier@jdrf.org
Event Cost: FREE