OHSU, Chris Dudley Foundation Host 2010 Pacific NW Diabetes Summit

10/06/10  Portland, Ore.

Clinicians, researchers, adults and children with Type 1 diabetes and their families learn and share the latest information on diabetes care

WHAT:    The Oregon Health & Science University Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center in collaboration with the Chris Dudley Foundation is hosting the third annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit. This year’s theme is “Type 1 Diabetes: A circle of friends with a common goal.”

The summit is open to everyone: health care professionals, public health leaders, health plan and health system administrators, employer groups, school administrators, teachers, students, diabetes patients and their family members.

Local and national type 1 diabetes experts and patients will discuss:
•    Coping with the stress of diabetes
•    Diabetes research, including ongoing artificial pancreas research at OHSU
•    Diabetes technology
•    Exercise and diabetes
•    Transitions in diabetes care
•    Pregnancy and diabetes
•    Practical diabetes management and nutrition
•    Sports and diabetes and more.

Youth ages 6 to 17 can register with a parent and participate in rock wall climbing, basketball and arts and crafts among other things. Siblings and friends who don’t have diabetes are welcome to participate.

The cost is $50 per person; $125 for a family of up to four people, and $25 per additional family member. To register or for a detailed agenda, visit:
www.ohsuhealth.com/diabetes or call 503-494-5766.

WHEN:
    8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

WHERE:    Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland OR 97205

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