A Regional Conference and Expo
October 12-14, 2012
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
Sugar Land, Texas
CWD kids use the latest diabetes care technology
Friendships from CWD last a lifetime
Even our youngest kids have a great time
CWD: the green bracelet of belonging
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 or person with type 1 diabetes 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.
Some very exciting faculty will be joining us from across the United States. There will also be discussion groups for moms and dads, and lots of other opportunities to connect and have great conversation and idea-sharing at coffee-breaks and meals!
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.
Please note that our last Focus on Technology conference sold out a month ahead of the conference dates.
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 with moms and dads. 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 all day Saturday. One area in the conference center is for kids ages 6-9, one area is designated for kids ages 10-12, 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 will offer childcare on Saturday for potty trained children ages 3-5. 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 is designed to offer a variety of educational sessions all day Saturday, with a closing keynote on Sunday following breakfast. There will be sessions for adults with type 1 and parents of children with diabetes, school-age children (ages 6-9), tweens (ages 10-12), and teens (ages 13+). During some sessions, there will be a choice of two speakers. Sessions will end on Sunday late morning. Participants who would like to continue to visit and interact with other CWD families are encouraged to stay for the day and to enjoy the many attractions that the Sugar Land area has to offer.
The Conference Venue
The Sugar Land Marriott Town Square is now accepting reservations for the CWD Focus on Technology weekend. Rates are $139 per night. There is a fitness center and an outdoor pool on site; parking is free. You may call for reservations 281-275-8400 or register online. If you call, please specify that you are with the Children with Diabetes conference. The room block will be held until September 21, 2012. In order to receive the special rate, you must make reservations before this cut-off.
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.
Family Scholarships are available from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation.
Cancellations prior to September 21, 2012 will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. After September 21, 2012, no refunds are available.
For More Information
Contact Mike Schurig for more information: [email protected] or phone 407-859-9630 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.
Sugar Land 2012: Focus on Technology Introduction - Registration - Faculty and Staff - Sponsors
Program - Youth Program - Session Descriptions
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