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  Children with Diabetes: Focus on Technology

A Regional Conference and Expo
October 24-26, 2014
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, California

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CWD kids embrace the latest diabetes care technology ...

... as do "CWD" adults

At CWD conferences, you'll learn from the best -- like Ed Damiano

Why Focus on Technology?

Diabetes technology changes in the blink of an eye. Every day, it seems there is something new to read and learn about. How can one possibly stay on top of the information? And how can a parent decide what new technology is important enough to add to an already tried and true diabetes management regimen? What technology should a newly-diagnosed person consider? How will the new insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors work?

We hope that the Focus on Technology conference will help you and your family gain a better understanding of the technology currently available to people with type 1 diabetes, as well as technology which may be coming shortly down the road. We also hope to motivate you to try an insulin pump or consider a sensor if you never have!

Some very exciting faculty will be joining us from across the United States. There will also be discussion groups as well as lots of other opportunities to connect and have great conversation and idea-sharing at coffee-breaks and meals!

Nightscout - We Are Not Waiting
Join us for the Nightscout Installation Workshop
Parts List | Workshop Registration

Registering for the Conference

Every conference participant needs to register for the conference. Pricing information is online on our Registration Page. Note that pricing information is provided for families and individuals, as well as for additional adults such as grandparents who might be joining a family. Registering for the conference is a separate process from making hotel reservations - please make sure that you do both. Registering for the hotel only registers you for a hotel room and registering for the conference only registers you for the conference itself.

Experts Who Can Help

CWD has invited some of the top experts in the diabetes industry to share their ideas with you. In addition to the scheduled presentations, the conference faculty will be available during meals and breaks for more personalized discussion. Our faculty are very approachable - don't be shy about asking questions! This is a time to discuss anything on your mind relating to diabetes management. It's a great opportunity to network, share ideas, and interact with CWD's most wonderful and caring professionals!

In addition, for elementary age kids, tweens, and teens, there will be special sessions just for you on Saturday and Sunday. One area in the conference center is for kids ages 5-8, one area is designated for kids ages 9-12, and a third area is designated for teens. These sessions are fun and activity based - they will not focus on 'just diabetes,' so they are fine for sisters, brothers, and friends to attend! Please note that a child must be in their specific age-group; no exceptions.

We offer childcare on Saturday and Sunday for children ages 0-4. No separate child care registration is required.

Please note that all conference participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or adult guardian with them in the building during the entire conference (i.e., teens and children should not be dropped off to participate while parents go elsewhere). This is for health and liability reasons, and there will be no exceptions.

The Program

The program is designed to offer a variety of educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning. Following sessions, we will break for lunch, and then have the afternoon free to go to the parks, stay by the pool, or simply relax at the Disneyland Hotel. During some sessions, there will be a choice of speakers. The program will end at lunch on Sunday.

Insulin Pump Sessions and Screenings

Tandem Diabetes Care Sessions

  • Tandem Diabetes Care Session #1: Hands-on with the t:slim® Insulin Pump
    Saturday, October 25 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
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  • Tandem Diabetes Care Session #2: Roundtable Discussion: Remote Pump Software Updates
    Saturday, October 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Click Here to Register

TrialNet Screening

A TrialNet team will be on site performing screenings. Sign up sheets will be at registration. You may also walk up for screening when you have time.

Retinal Screening

A team of eye care specialists from the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science from the New Jersey Medical School will be on site performing free retinal screenings to kids and adults with type 1 diabetes. Stop by registration for details.

The Conference Venue

October 2014 Housing Update:

The Disneyland Hotel is sold out for the weekend of the conference. There are several other hotels nearby. Use your favorite travel web site and search for hotels in Anaheim, California 92802. For example, Expedia lists over 100 hotels nearby.

The Disneyland Hotel is now accepting reservations for the Focus on Technology conference. Rooms are $190/night + tax, through the cut-off date of September 24, 2014 or prior to that if the room block becomes full. You may reserve a room by calling 714-520-5005, Monday through Friday during business hours, or by using Disneyland's online reservation system.

Note that there is a conference registration fee per family and that reserving a room does not register you for the conference. Rates vary according to the date of registration. Please refer to the website for details.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations prior to October 1, 2014 will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. After October 1, 2014, no refunds are available.

For More Information

Contact Laura Billetdeaux for more information: or phone 734-353-9294 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Anaheim 2014: Focus on Technology
Introduction - Registration - Faculty and Staff - Program - Youth Program
Sponsors - Nightscout Parts

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