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TOWN HALL: Diabetes: Self-Advocacy & Self-Care

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HealthStreet

2401 Southwest Archer Road

Gainesville, FL 32608

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On Thursday, November 29th, UF HealthStreet will be hosting an Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) national town hall about Diabetes.

We invite you to join our panel of scientists and community members to discuss the ups and downs of navigating the health care system and how a person with diabetes can self-advocate and coordinate their own care.

Time: 6-7 p.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. PT, Local reception begins at 5:30 p.m. ET

Location: HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

Livestream: www.bit.ly/OCOHNOV29

Panelists include:OCOH Panelists named and described below

  • Desmond Schatz, M.D. Professor and Associate Chair, Pediatrics, Medical Director of the UF Diabetes Institute, and Associate Director of the Clinical Research Center, at the University of Florida. His research has focused on the prediction, natural history, genetics, immunopathogenesis and prevention of Type 1 diabetes, as well as the management of children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Michael Haller, M.D.Professor & Chief, Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida. Dr. Haller coordinates an active research team focused on the prediction, prevention, and reversal of type 1 diabetes, and is an active investigator in the NIH funded Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, the NIH TEDDY study, and the T1D Exchange.
  • Frederick Southwick, M.D. Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist, University of Florida. Southwick is a creator of innovative approaches for preventing medical errors that result in patient injuries and deaths. He is the co-founder of the Gainesville chapter of the Empowered Patient Coalition and a chapter leader for Right Care Alliance, Gainesville.
  • Joni S. Williams. M.D., MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS). She is a health services researcher focused on disparities related to chronic disease management in vulnerable populations.

The panelists will answer audience questions about a wide range of topics, including:

Focus on patient empowerment and cultivation of essential habits.

Discuss issues that affect a person's ability to manage their illness well.

Describe available support systems for building community and learning self-management skills.

Help us share the OCOH RSVP link with your local community members and network through Facebook, Twitter and listserv announcements.


FAQs

Are reservations required to attend the event?

No, we do not require reservations, but registering for a ticket helps us know how much food and refreshments to have on hand for the reception. Registration also provides a way for you to receive reminders about the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

UF HealthStreet is about a mile before campus on the right-hand side of Archer road (when coming from I-75). Parking is free. RTS Bus Routes: 1, 9, 12, 35, & 38.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call the UF HealthStreet Communications Specialist, Tamara Lowrey, at 352-294-4871 or email tlowrey@ufl.edu.

For more information, visit MyHealthStreet.org


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