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TypeOneNation Summit - (Georgia Chapter) 2020

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Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

800 Spring St NW

Atlanta, GA 30308

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About TypeOneNation Summit 2020

TypeOneNation Summit is a full-day of education and empowerment for our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. The summit brings together T1D experts, physicians and researchers to share their knowledge of the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and the psycho-social aspects of living and thriving with T1D.

Our summit will feature multiple breakout sessions, workshops and - new this year - fun and engaging activities for children and teens. Attendees will also enjoy a robust exhibit hall representing the latest in diabetes management technology, resources, publications, and well-known T1D influencers.

This inspiring event is designed for all ages at all stages, offering insight and guidance for everyone from children to adults.

Thanks to a generous grant from the SunTrust Foundation, we are able to offer discounted registration. Registration includes a full day of educational sessions, complimentary parking, continental breakfast, healthy snacks & beverages, and full hot & cold buffet lunch with gluten-free and vegetarian options - a $150 value.

Registration Fees:

  • Children 5-17: FREE
  • Participants 18 and Up: $15 (early bird before Dec 15) or $25 (after December 15)
  • All paid registrations are subject to an Event Brite convenience fee.

Scholarships (complimentary adult tickets) for attendance are available, please contact Teresa Acosta, Tacosta@jdrf.org, 404-420-5990

Please note – we are unable to accommodate attendance by children younger than Kindergarten age (5) – please make alternative childcare plans for younger children. Exceptions granted for "babes in arm" newborn or breastfeeding infants. Parents registering children for Kids Camp are responsible for managing their children's blood sugar during this day-long event.

Important To Know

  • Early Bird Adult tickets $15+ fee are available from November 1-December 15
  • After December 15 adult ticket price increases to $25+ fee per person
  • On-line registration closes January 29, 2020 or when the event reaches capacity
  • Kids Camp and Teen Central enrollment is limited due to conference space; registration is available on a first come first serve basis.

TrialNet Screenings (available all day) We are pleased to include the Pathway to Prevention screening for relatives of people with T1D. Meet with medical experts for details and sign up to help researchers learn more about how T1D develops and plan new studies exploring ways to prevent it. For more information, visit www.trialnet.org

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center is offering registered attendees a discounted JDRF guest room rate starting at $129 for the night prior to the event. Use the following link to book your guestroom (link for reduced room rate is valid until 1/29/2020): Hotel Reservation

TypeOneNation Summit 2020 Agenda


  • JDRF Exclusive - Xeris Pharmaceuticals presents a session on Gvoke - the new FDA approved, ready-to-use liquid glucagon pen for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia. Be the first to learn how and when to use this life-saving new treatment. Continental breakfast included.

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Registration and Vendor Fair

  • Check Registered children in to Kids Camp and Teen Central (8:00am-4:00pm) Parent or guardian must be registered and on-site during Kids Camp and Teen Central.
  • Kids Camp: Kids Camp provides an opportunity for parents to enjoy the main program presentations while their kids enjoy a variety of supervised age-appropriate art and STEM activities, yoga, fun with Camp Kudzu and T1D education and stories. Lunch and snacks provided. Suitable for kids in grades K-4th.
  • Teen Central: For t'weens and teens with T1D, Teen Central provides the perfect opportunity for teens to hang out, meet other T1D teens, play video games, enjoy various activities and hear from other young adults who "get it", including a visit and inspirational story from the amazing Patrick Mertes of Project 50-in-50, plus much more! Lunch and snacks provided. Suitable for youth from 5th to 10th grade. (Older teens should attend the Taking Diabetes to College sessions)

9:00-9:45 AM

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Keynote and Mission Update - Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA - JDRF National Director of Mission

10:00-10:50 AM

Education Session #1-Choose one:

  • Juicebox Podcast - Part 1- Creator and Host Scott Benner will boldly change the way you think about and manage T1D (content based on his popular podcast!)
  • Basal's the Name - Change is the Game - New Basal Insulins, Ratio and Testing guidelines for Adults
  • Fueling Your Best Life - T1D perspective on food from Low Carb to the Mediterranean Diet and everything in between - Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE Integrated Diabetes Services
  • JDRF Advocacy - Your T1D Story is your super power - How to use it to change the world! Advocacy Chairs, Alice Dorn and Carmen Ashley, CDC
  • Diabetes Learning Curve - Ask the Experts - for Parents of children with T1D & Adults with T1D in the first 2 years
  • Taking Diabetes To College - Before you Go - Things you Gotta know! The Essentials For Parents & Highschool Juniors and Seniors

11:00-11:50 AM

Education Session #2 - Choose one:

  • Juicebox Podcast - Part 2 - with Host Scott Benner & CDE Jennifer Smith - Pro Tips - change your approach - change your life! Incorporating BOLD strategies from Part 1 (based on the popular podcast)
  • Denials, Appeals, Switching Oh My! Insurance Talk - Know your options and how to trouble-shoot issues
  • JDRF Research Update! Georgia Tech's Garcia Lab shares the latest on their exciting Beta Cell Replacement research
  • Taking T1D to School - An empowering plan for presenting and enforcing your child's 504 Plan
  • YOLO - "Chillax"! Your Teen with T1D is the "GOAT" - a positive approach to the T'ween and Teen years, Diane Herbert, MSS, LSW, CFM, CDE
  • Taking Diabetes to College - split Q&A for parents and students - advice for everything from greek life to roommates to sick days

12:00-12:30 PM

  • Lunch for Group A; Vendor Fair for Group B


  • Lunch for Group B; Vendor Fair for Group A


  • Inspirational Keynote - Eric Tozer, President and Co-Founder of Diabetes Sports Project on Overcoming Obstacles - The World Marathon Challenge - 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Consecutive Days

2:00-2:50 PM

Education Session #3: Choose One:

  • Taking Care of YOU - Why self-care for caregivers matters, Diane Herbert, MSS, LSW, CFM, CDE
  • PEAK - Performance -Exercise and Knowledge for Adults - Techniques for BG control that empower your fit lifestyle (entry level to competitive) Eric Tozer, Diabetes Sports Project
  • Love and T1D- A Survival Guide - The balancing act between relationships and diabetes (for singles & couples!)
  • Begin with A Budget - Financial security and peace of mind with T1D is achievable with a plan (SunTrust Foundation session) Lisa Ashby, Purpose Ambassador and SR VP Investment Advisory, SunTrust
  • Score! Youth Sports and Exercise - strategies to safely manage BG across multiple activities, Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE, Integrated Diabetes Services
  • Taking Diabetes to College - Fostering resilience - You're Ready! Dr. Darnyl Katzinger, Pediatric Clinical Psychologist

3:00-3:50 PM

  • Final General Session - T1D and Tech: The Latest Advancements - Expert Panel with Q & A

3:50-4:00 PM

  • Closing Remarks, Give-Aways

Happy Hour!

  • An adults-only Happy Hour will follow in the Club Room after the closing remarks. All attendees, including volunteers, speakers and vendors who are 21 and older are invited to attend. Complimentary light snacks and soft drinks. Adult beverages will be self-pay. Relax and reflect with new and old friends after an amazing day of education and empowerment. Please keep in mind there will be no childcare provided after 4PM.


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