Bay Area Diabetes Summit set for March 15; UCSF Diabetes Center director to speak on finding a cure

2014 Bay Area Diabetes Summit


On Saturday, March 15, 2014, UCSF Diabetes Center director Matthias Hebrok, Ph.D., will be among several distinguished speakers at this year's Bay Area Diabetes Summit, a day-long event that will take place on the Moreau Catholic High School campus in Hayward, Calif.  The event, which requires attendees to register, is open to the public.

Hebrok -- whose collaborative breakthrough research with his Diabetes Center colleague Mark Anderson on thymic cells, a key component to the immune system, recently received additional support from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine -- will speak at 11:15 a.m. on "Making Insulin-Producing Cells From Stem Cells -- a Long Journey is Nearing its End."

"The Diabetes Center at UCSF has one mission," Hebrok, a Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research, said. "To advance the care and treatment of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes worldwide so that we may achieve the ultimate goal of curing the disease."

Also at the event, UCSF will be screening families for the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention study. Note: the free screenings are open to family members of someone who is currently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Registered attendees are encouraged to stop by the TrialNet booth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to get involved.

In addition to UCSF Diabetes Center, participants in the summit will include several Bay Area medical providers, community organizations, and medical institutions, such as UCSF's Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Pediatric Diabetes Center at Stanford University,  Children’s Hospital Oakland Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Carb DM – Seize Diabetes, DYF, ADA and JDRF.

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Event information
Bay Area Diabetes Summit
Saturday, March 15, 2014
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Moreau Catholic High School
27170 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544

Morning Session (8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
8-9 a.m.: Check-in; child drop-off; and vendor fair
9–9:15 a.m.: Welcome remarks
9:15–9:45 a.m.:  Inspirational speaker, Charlie Kimball, Novo Nordisk Patient Ambassador, and first-licensed driver with T1 diabetes to win a race.
9:45–10:15 a.m. Keynote speaker, Stayce Beck, PhD, Acting Branch Chief for Diabetes Diagnostic Devices Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices. Topic: The Role of FDA in regulating Diabetes Devices and Advancing the Safe Innovation in the Management of Diabetes.
10:15-10:45 a.m. Break; vendor fair
10:45-11:15 a.m. Susan Guzman, PhD, Director of Clinical/Educational Services, Behavioral Diabetes Institute. Topic:  Understanding and Treating the Emotional Side of Diabetes.
11:15-11:45 a.m. Matthias Hebrok, PhD, Professor and Director, Diabetes Center UCSF. Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research. Topic:  Making Insulin-Producing Cells From Stem Cells -- a Long Journey is Nearing its End.
11:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Bruce Buckingham, MD, Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Topic: Working to Close the Loop: On Our Way to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep.
12:15–12:30 p.m. Pick up kids from kids groups
12:30–1:30 Lunch; vendor fair

Afternoon Session (1:30-3 p.m.)
Track 1: Parents of Teens
Moderators: Korey Hood, PhD, Associate Professor, clinical psychologist, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, University of California San Francisco, and Avni Shah, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes. Topic: Overview of Diabetes Management and Barriers in Teens with T1DM.
Practical Tips and New Clinical Approaches to Help Management of Diabetes.
- Pam Kershner, MD, Endocrinologist, Kaiser Walnut Creek, Peds & Teen Young Adult Clinic. Topic: What is important to know about transitioning to adult care.
- Panel Discussion: Korey Hood, Avni Shah, Pam Kershner, Katie Craft, Certified Child Life Specialist, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Track 2: Parents of Newly Diagnosed children (up to a year post- diagnosis)
Moderator: Mary Wright, NP CDE Kaiser Santa Clara. Topic:  Diabetes 101: sick day basics, pumps and technology.
- Lisa Shenson, T1D Parent and Advocate. Topic: Your Child’s Rights in School
- Hilary Freeman, RN, adult with T1, Early Alert Canines. Topic: Diabetic Alert Dogs - A Diabetic's Best Friend.
- Tariq Ahmad, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Topic: Understanding Physical Activity and T1D: from playgrounds to playing fields.

Track 3: Celiac & T1D
Moderator: Tandy Aye, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Topic: Screening and Diagnosing Celiac in Patients with T1D.
- Nasim Khavari, MD, MPH, Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University and Patrika Tsai, MD, MPH, Assistant
Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Benioff Children’s Hospital at UCSF. Topic: Understanding Celiac and T1D

Track 4: Hackers, Techies, and Geeks
Moderator: Kelly Close, adult with T1D, Founder and President, Close Concerns. Topic:  Overview of New Technologies
- Howard Look, Tidepool, President and CEO and Type 1 Dad.
- Rita Sharma, Glooko, VP of Marketing and Product Development.
- Joe Madden, Vmersion Health (publishers of Gluco-Share) President and Co-Founder, and Type 1 Dad.

Track 5: En Español
Moderator: Diana Naranjo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, UCSF. Topic: El impacto emocional de la diabetes: El estrés, la angustia, y la búsqueda de apoyo.
- Betty Flores, RN, PNP, CCRP and Rosi Jones, MPH, RD, CDE, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland: El Futuro de Diabetes Tipo 1. Noticias de JDRF
- Diane Limon, T1D Parent and Advocate: Your Child’s Rights in School.


About the Diabetes Center at University of California, San Francisco
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