- March 7
- 08:00 - 03:00
- Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Together, we can improve lives along the way to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by T1D at all life stages for a day of education and connection. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other families to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you. 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 arts and crafts, games and guest speakers!
Saturday March 7, 2015
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
269 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Keynote Speaker: Moira McCarthy
Award-winning author, reporter, magazine writer, and nationally known blogger. Moira has been affiliated with JDRF’s New England Chapter for more than 15 years. She is connected to T1D through her 22-year-old daughter, Lauren Stanford, who was diagnosed at the age of 6.
Breakout Session Topics:
- Diabetes Burnout
- Life Stages
- Early Childhood
- Teen Years
Mission Speaker: Kady Helme, Putting My Trust in the Artificial Pancreas System: My Clinical Trial Experience
Kady Helme was diagnosed with T1D when she was five years old. She now works as part of the JDRF National Strategic Communications Department. In 2006, she participated in her first closed-loop trial at Yale University Hospital, which she later repeated in 2010. She has also participated in trials testing Victoza and PET beta-cell imaging. In fall 2014, Kady participated in a JDRF funded closed-loop “out-of-hospital” artificial pancreas trial.
Supervised, fun activities for children of all ages with T1D and their siblings
For questions or more information, please contact Nichole Messier at (781) 431-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.