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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Program for Everyone

CWD is pleased to announce a day of Focus Groups at the Friends for Life conference. Focus groups will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

What is a Focus Group?
A focus group is a small gathering of people with the purpose of discussing one particular topic or "focus." In our case, the focus groups will range from 10 to 50 people each, and may discuss a new product in development, a product already on the market (and the company wants feedback), a particular method of diabetes management, or it may focus on a specific age group (e.g.., how do teens feel about pumping or blood glucose testing?). Some sessions are clearly associated with one product or company, while others are led anonymously. All focus groups have been reviewed by Children with Diabetes.

What is the Schedule?
Focus groups will be held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. They will last 90 minutes each. Refreshments will be provided during each meeting.

How do I sign up?
You must currently be registered for the conference to sign up for a focus group. Any member of your family may participate. Children are welcome to participate in focus groups specifically for children, or specifically for families. You may participate in more than one focus group. Please use our Online Focus Group Signup Form to sign up. Each person in a family must register separately -- you cannot sign up a whole family on one form. If you would prefer not to use the onlne form, please email Jeff Hitchcock (jeffh@childrenwithdiabetes.com) with the names and sessions desired.

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a group is full, we will so indicate on this webpage.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -- Focus Groups and Sessions

 

DexCom Madlibs
Organization: DexCom
Location: Coronado B
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone
Audience size: Walk In

Visit DexCom for a fun session using "Madlibs" to explore your experiences.

Session Full

 

Understanding TrialNet and Prevention Trials
Organization: TrialNet
Location: Coronado C
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone
Audience size: Maximum 30 participants

Dr. Henry Rodriguez will review the great work of TrialNet and explain what it means to participate in these critical prevention trials.

 

On The Go: Choosing Your Device
Organization: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado D
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Patients that use a pen as a primary insulin delivery device or as a back up to pump therapy. All patients should bring at least one parent with them.
Audience size: Maximum 30 participants

This focus group will focus on gaining insights on current insulin devices being used and understand what patients/caregivers are looking for in a device. We will also be discussing a new device coming to market.

 

Discover the Possibilities
Organization: Lilly Diabetes
Location: Coronado E
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Parents, Caregivers, Adults
Audience size: Maximum 35 participants

Olympic skier Kris Freeman doesn’t let type 1 diabetes get in the way of pursuing his dreams. Come hear this champion tell his story and get inspired! You’ll also get a sneak peek at opportunities for your family, including college scholarships and diabetes camps featured at this year’s Lilly Diabetes booth. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to help shape our future efforts for type 1 families. You and your family inspire everything we do, so let’s explore more possibilities together.

 

Glu: An Online Community For People Like You
Organization: T1D Exchange
Location: Coronado F
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Children with type 1 and at least one parent
Audience size: Maximum 30 participants

Come learn about Glu, the online community from the T1D Exchange. Glu® is an active and diverse type 1 diabetes (T1D) online community designed to accelerate research and amplify the collective voice of those living with T1D. In Glu® you will connect with people just like you, contribute to discussions and research, and learn from the wealth of rich information found within the pages … and that’s just the beginning.

 

Moms' Discussion Group
Hosts: Intissar Ben Halim, Lauren Lanning, and Michelle Rago
Location: Coronado RST
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Moms
Audience size: 50

CWD moms are invited to join Intissar, Lauren, and Michelle for a pre-conference moms' discussion group.

 

Film Screening: Sweet 16
Host: Dan Shannon
Location: Fiesta 7
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone

Five years ago, Dan Shannon filmmaker and father, learned the news his daughter Katia was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Their lives forever changed, father and daughter set out to document the story of teen diabetes around the world, culminating in Sweet16, a recently completed documentary showcasing the highs and lows of living with type 1 diabetes. Filmed in Canada, USA and Ecuador, Sweet 16 is a new documentary showcasing the inside story of teen diabetes.

 

Partnering for Diabetes Change
Host: Partnering for Diabetes Change
Location: Monterrey
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone

Partnering for Diabetes Change is hosting an exchange between clinical/academic experts and the diabetes online community. The session is entitled Social Media & The Monster Under the Bed: the Latest Thinking on Fearing vs. Embracing Social Media and is focused on starting the conversation demonstrating how important it is for health care professionals to recognize the value of peer to peer support. Panel members are Korey Hood, PhD, Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE, Barbara Anderson, PhD, and Jeremy Pettus, MD. Members of the Diabetes Online Community include Kelly Close, Bennet Dunlap, Kerri Sparling, Adam Brown, Manny Hernandez, and Scott Johnson.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Acapulco
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Just Drop In)
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!



11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Focus Groups and Sessions

 

t:slim Pump with integrated DexCom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring
Company: Tandem Diabetes Care
Location: Coronado A
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents, adults and teens with Type 1
Audience size: 30

Come learn about the t:slim pump with an integrated DexCom G4 Platinum continous glucose monitoring system.

Session Full

 

Artificial Pancreas
Company: Animas
Location: Coronado B
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: People with type 1 diabetes, parents of young kids. Prefer pumpers or those considering pumping.
Audience size: 50

This focus group will be with industry product development staff seeking to understand consumer needs when designing a product designed to better and more easily control a person’s diabetes. Specifically, we are seeking input on an early stage CGM-enabled insulin pump that contains an algorithm that helps control the pump’s flow of insulin based on the CGM-input. This will not be a preview of an upcoming product but rather an open forum for those interested in providing input and insight into what functionality we should considering when designing this product. Please come prepared to discuss what types of features an insulin pump-based product of this nature should have and input on the types of needs people with diabetes will have when using this type of product.

 

Managing Diabetes in a Digital World
Company: OneTouch
Location: Coronado C
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents of children with type 1, adults with type 1, teens with type 1
Audience size: 30

Technology continues to create new digital solutions, such as smart phone apps, online communities and information websites that help make managing diabetes a little bit easier. During this focus group, participants will engage in a discussion of how they are using technology to manage their diabetes, or the diabetes of their child, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback on new concepts that will use technology to further enhance how one can manage their diabetes.

Session Full

 

Tools for Type 1
Organization: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado D
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: All type 1 youth (mix of ages) and one caregiver
Audience size: Maximum 30 participants

This focus group will allow both the patient and caregiver to be a “marketing manager” and look at potential tools for type 1 patients. We are looking to identify what works/doesn’t work and get suggestions on improvements for these tools. You will get an opportunity to try and put together things like a new Camp Kit.

 

Discover the Possibilities
Organization: Lilly Diabetes
Location: Coronado E
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
sOpen to: Parents, Caregivers, Adults
Audience size: Maximum 35 participants

Olympic skier Kris Freeman doesn’t let type 1 diabetes get in the way of pursuing his dreams. Come hear this champion tell his story and get inspired! You’ll also get a sneak peek at opportunities for your family, including college scholarships and diabetes camps featured at this year’s Lilly Diabetes booth. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to help shape our future efforts for type 1 families. You and your family inspire everything we do, so let’s explore more possibilities together.

 

Glucose Logging and Dose Calculation
Company: Abbott Diabetes Care
Location: Coronado F
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Kids with type 1 age 10 and up with a parent
Audience size: 24

FreeStyle would like to learn more about how you/your child manage their diabetes. Specifically, we want to learn about logging both of blood glucose readings and insulin doses. How do you/your child figure out or calculate their insulin dose? Do you or your child use a data management program to help with management?

 

Dads' Discussion Group
Hosts: Korey Hood, Tom Karlya, and Scott Kyllo
Location: Coronado RST
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Dads
Audience size: 50

CWD dads are invited to join Korey, Tom and Scott for a pre-conference dads' discussion group.

 

Film Screening: DxONE
Host: Dan Masucci
Location: Fiesta 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Dan Masucci is an independent writer and director and father of a 14-year-old son with type 1 diabetes. DxONE is about a family coming to terms with their son's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes and stars Benjamin Busch (author of the recently released and already acclaimed book DUST TO DUST and actor from "The Wire") and my son who was diagnosed 3 years ago.

 

Intellectual Property for Bloggers, Researchers and Inventors
Presenter: Neil Benchell
Location: Monterrey 2/3
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Bloggers

Attorney Neil Benchell will share his insights and experiences with intellectual property, copyright, trademark and patent law with bloggers and other members of the diabetes online community to help them protect their blogs and web sites.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Acapulco
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Just Drop In)
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

Grandparents Boot Camp
Location: Yucatan
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open to: Grandparents and other non-parent caregivers

Sign-up for this half-day Hands-on Camp Session to practice key skills important to anyone who wants to spend time alone with a child with diabetes. Learn by doing -- in a safe and supportive setting. Topics include: Blood Sugar Checks; Injections, Pumps and Pens; Basic Carb Counting; and Glucagon Administration for Severe Lows.



1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Focus Groups and Sessions

 

Novel on-body/off-body insulin pump and diabetes management system
Company: Tandem Diabetes Care
Location: Coronado A
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents, adults, and teens with Type 1
Audience size: 30

Join Tandem Diabetes Care in an exploration of a novel on-body -- off-body insulin pump and diabetes management system.

 

Artificial Pancreas
Company: Animas
Location: Coronado B
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: People with type 1 diabetes, parents of young kids. Prefer pumpers or those considering pumping.
Audience size: 50

This focus group will be with industry product development staff seeking to understand consumer needs when designing a product designed to better and more easily control a person’s diabetes. Specifically, we are seeking input on an early stage CGM-enabled insulin pump that contains an algorithm that helps control the pump’s flow of insulin based on the CGM-input. This will not be a preview of an upcoming product but rather an open forum for those interested in providing input and insight into what functionality we should considering when designing this product. Please come prepared to discuss what types of features an insulin pump-based product of this nature should have and input on the types of needs people with diabetes will have when using this type of product.

 

Exclusive Review of the Latest BGM Innovations from OneTouch®
Company: OneTouch
Location: Coronado C
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents and adults with type 1 who own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Audience size: 30

Participate in an exclusive discussion on the new OneTouch® Verio®Sync System, the first meter to automatically send blood sugar results wirelessly to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using the OneTouch® Reveal™ app.

Session Full

 

Topic TBD
Company: Perrigo Diabetes Care
Location: Coronado D
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: TBD
Audience size: 30

 

Using Software and Technology to Optimize Diabetes Management
Company: Medtronic Diabetes
Location: Coronado E
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents and caregivers of people with type 1
Audience size: 18

Technology helps optimize outcomes by delivering comprehensive insights that inform diabetes management decisions. You're invited to participate in this session to provide feedback on current products and discuss future technologies.

 

The Social Side of Diabetes Management
Company: Insulet
Location: Coronado F
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Caregivers of children who are currently on MDI or are new to pump therapy (age <10 years old)
Audience size: 50

The diabetes online community is an eco-system of everyday people, information sharing, helpful tips, tools, resources, and both practical and emotional support. Come join an interactive discussion about how parents and caregivers like you utilize social media and the diabetes online community to positively impact diabetes care in the family setting.

 

Parents of Teens Discussion Group
Host: Henry Rodriguez
Location: Coronado RST
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Open to: Parents of teens with type 1 diabetes
Audience size: 50

Parents of teens with type 1 are invited to join pediatric endocrinologist Henry Rodriguez for a pre-conference discussion group covering challenges of the teen years, expectations for the conference, and suggestions for sessions.

 

Writers Workshop
Host: Jessica Apple
Location: Fiesta 7
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Open to: Writers and bloggers
Audience size: 30

Writing Your Feelings: The personal essay as a tool to think your way through diabetes (or, the personal essay as a tool to think your way through the most important things). Our lives are complicated and our thoughts are often jumbled. Writing can be a way to organize our thinking so that we can better know what we're really thinking about. This workshop will attempt to help you think on the page, using clear and direct language. Everyone has something valuable to say and share. This workshop is about trying to say it better.

 

Bloggers Hangout
Host: Children with Diabetes
Location: Monterrey 2/3
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Members of the Diabetes Online Community

Monterrey 2/3 is open to members of the Diabetes Online Community as a Bloggers Hangout. Come in and charge up your mobile devices and use the open Wi-Fi to share your Friends for Life experiences.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Acapulco
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Just Drop In)
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

Grandparents Boot Camp
Location: Yucatan
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Open to: Grandparents and other non-parent caregivers

Drop in after lunch



3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Sessions and Receptions

 

Using Software and Technology to Optimize Diabetes Management
Company: Medtronic Diabetes
Location: Coronado E
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents and caregivers of people with type 1
Audience size: 18

Technology helps optimize outcomes by delivering comprehensive insights that inform diabetes management decisions. You're invited to participate in this session to provide feedback on current products and discuss future technologies.

 

Bloggers Hangout
Host: Children with Diabetes
Location: Monterrey 2/3
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Members of the Diabetes Online Community

Monterrey 2/3 is open to members of the Diabetes Online Community as a Bloggers Hangout. Come in and charge up your mobile devices and use the open Wi-Fi to share your Friends for Life experiences.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Acapulco
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Just Drop In)
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

First Timers Reception
Sponsored by Sanofi Aventis
Location: Fiesta 5 and 6
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Families new to Friends for Life

My, there are a lot of people at this conference! This is a little scary! How will we ever meet anyone? Come to the First-Timers Reception, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis, to meet Jeff Hitchcock and Laura Billetdeaux and hundreds of other family members who are new to CWD conferences. Learn about 'the flow' of the conference, how meal and snack times work, what to do about getting your children to childcare and sessions, and what to do on Saturday. This is very casual and social. Snacks and beverages will be served. If you are new to CWD conferences, please don't miss this!

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Grand Opening Ceremony

 

Grand Opening Ceremony
Sponsored by OneTouch
Location: Veracruz B-C
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Join in the Grand Opening of the Exhibition Hall at 6pm sharp. There will be food and refreshments to enjoy as you meet the sponsors and exhibitors at Friends for Life 2013.

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Young Adults Dinner

 

Young Adults Dinner
Location: Durango
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Young adults, ages 18-22, are invited to enjoy a wonderful dinner from 8-10 pm.



Photo Grand Opening Ceremony
6:00 to 9:00 pm in Exhibit Hall - Veracruz B and C
Sponsored by OneTouch
Photo



Photo Young Adults Dinner
8:00 to 10:00 pm in Durango
For adults ages 18-22
Photo

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