The conference will address topics of interest to both those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes– children and adults alike, and this annual patient-education meeting will feature presentations for parents and family members, health-care practitioners and individuals living with diabetes or taking care of someone with diabetes. There also will be representatives from medical and pharmaceutical companies present with the latest diabetes-management products and giveaways.
The Super Conference is a community-outreach, interactive, educational day for people with diabetes and their families that is designed to complement local diabetes awareness activities. Throughout the day, there will be breakout sessions on such topics as family dynamics, exercise and diabetes and cooking for health, to name a few. There will also be topics for families with school-age children with diabetes.
A few of this year's speakers:
Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Chef Luis Bruno
Executive Chef at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion
James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD
Endocrinologist, Past President of Morehouse College and the American Diabetes Association, founder and CEO of "Healing Our Village," Baltimore, MD
Nicole Johnson, MA, MPH
Miss America 1999, host of dLife TV and author of "Living with Diabetes"
Stephen Ponder, MD, FAACP, CDE
Pediatric Endocrinologist, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX
Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE
Internationally acclaimed family therapist, Palo Alto, CA
Ed Thompson, MD, MPH
Mississippi State Health Officer
Last year's conference sold out and had a lengthy waiting list, so please register early: 1-877-DFM-CURE.