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International Conference and Expo
October 29-31, 2010
Beaumont House Hotel and Conference Venue
Old Windsor, Berkshire, England


CWD's UK 2010 conference is sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case space becomes available, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at .

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Enjoy Beaumont House

CWD teens make ...

... deep and lasting friendships.

Our youngest kids have fun too

Elementary kids enjoy sports and field time

Bring your favorite costume to the Halloween Party!

Friends for Life UK 2010 is fun for the whole family


To each one of you and to your lovely families - spouses, significant others and remarkable children - our deepest heart-felt thanks for what you have done for our UK CWD family. The look on the faces of the Mums, Dads, Grandparents and above all the awe-struck children as the CWD magic spread was simply priceless. It's hard to look back without getting emotional - the 'thank you's' are making that tougher - but now we have our very own scrapbook crammed with tinkling laughter, tears of joy and smiles as bright as the sun. You all took a risk. You put your special brand of magic on the line, put yourselves in a strange land with some strange folks (and an odd language & funny-tasting beer) and opened your arms so incredibly wide. What an embrace! Thank you!
--Ashley from England about Friends for Life: UK 2009

Conference Information

Children with Diabetes, Inc. (CWD) presents our 2nd annual family conference in the UK! Join our international group of world-renowned clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children, and families with diabetes to learn the most current information in diabetes care. Attend educational sessions and get cutting-edge ideas for your family's diabetes management. Participate in parent discussion groups and find new, creative ways to help and motivate your children. Watch toddlers and teens, young parents and grandparents, new diabetes professionals and practiced clinicians make new and lifelong friendships. This is a conference you won't ever forget! All presentations, activities and additional information will be provided in English only.

Who Should Attend the 2010 Event?

  • Families and individuals with type 1 diabetes
  • Young adults, teens, school-age children, and younger children
  • Grandparents
  • Children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings and their best friends
  • Their parents
  • Adults with type 1 diabetes and their spouses or partners

The Conference Schedule in a Nutshell

  • Friday, October 29, 2010: Registration opens at 16:00. Grand Opening of the Exhibit Area at 18:00, including dinner for all participants
  • Saturday, October 30, 2010: sessions for adults and children all day (including grandparents); dinner and Halloween-themed party for adults and children; teen dinner dance for ages 13-17
  • Sunday, October 31, 2010: Sessions for adults and children all day (including grandparents); Teens will be together offsite for an all-day field trip, with teen faculty and staff

Beaumont offers many sport and leisure facilities including outdoor tennis courts, football pitch, indoor swimming pool, outdoor giant chess and lots of open green lawn to play on. During the Children's sessions, weather permitting, all age groups will enjoy outside fun time as part of their daily programme; this is built right into the schedule. As requested by families last year, swimming pool time will also be included in the daytime youth programme. Programme details for each age group will be available on the CWD website beginning May 1, 2010.

For the structured programme, children are divided into the following groups: Elementary (Primary) (ages 6-9), Tween (ages 10-12), Teen (ages 13-17), and childcare (ages 5 and under).

The Conference Venue and Reservations

Located a short distance from Windsor Great Park, Beaumont House, Old Windsor is the largest of the Principal Hayley conference venues set in 40 acres of landscaped grounds, dating back to the 14th century. With a hugely impressive colonnaded portico, the building has been beautifully refurbished throughout and offers exceptional service in keeping with the tradition and majesty of the exclusive royal borough.

Although offering a secluded environment, Beaumont House is only 5 minutes from the M25 and M4 motorways.

Following extensive investment over recent years, all of the 414 bedrooms offer the utmost in comfort and contemporary design. Clean lines combine with the highest quality fabrics to create a fresh and profoundly relaxing environment. In the newly designed rooms, soft, brown-suede headboards sit atop luxurious beds scattered with both decorative and supportive cushions. All of the rooms have thick, soft mattress toppers and luxurious pillows, to ensure a restful night's sleep. And each room comes complete with its own en-suite facilities, including bath and shower.

Also, as standard, you will find:

  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Wi-Fi access for your laptop (charges apply)
  • Safe that will fit laptop computers (Superior and Executive Rooms Only)
  • TV
  • Trouser press and Iron
  • Hairdryers

All meeting and function spaces at the Beaumont House are non-smoking. Parking is complimentary.

There are several types of rooms to accommodate different size and make-up of families. They include:

  • Twin rooms (2 twin beds)
  • Double bed rooms with sofa bed (can sleep 2 adults and 2 children)
  • Double bed rooms with rollaway (can sleep 2 adults and 1 child)
  • Double bed rooms (can sleep 2 adults)

Room rates include bed and breakfast. Rates per night are as follows:

  • 2 adults with 1 child = 110.00
  • 2 adults with 2 children = 115.00
  • 2 adults = 105.00
  • 2 children = 75.00
  • 1 adult with 1 child = 85.00
  • 1 adult with 2 children = 105.00

Please phone the hotel if you have questions about which type of room best suits your family. Note that it may be preferable for larger families to reserve two rooms (the largest rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children). The Beaumont House is now accepting reservations for this conference. When making a reservation, you must indicate that you are attending the Children with Diabetes, Friends for Life conference in order to get the preferred rate. Reservations are first-come, first-served. It is anticipated that this event will sell out, so please make your reservations early. For those who wish to stay at the Beaumont House and holiday in the area, the preferential bed and breakfast rate may be extended one week prior to, and one week after the conference. Please email . Do not email credit card information as email is not secure.

Note: You must register separately for the conference and hotel. Registering for the hotel does not register your family for the conference itself.

Conference Registration

Included in registration:

  • Reception with the sponsors and dinner on Friday evening
  • Lunch and dinner on Saturday
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • Morning and afternoon snack and beverage breaks on Saturday and Sunday
  • Childcare for children under age 6 years
  • Offsite field trip for teens on Sunday
  • Teen dance on Saturday
  • Family Halloween Party on Saturday night
  • One t-shirt per person in your family

Note that breakfast is included as part of the room charge at the Beaumont.

CWD's UK 2010 conference is sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case space becomes available, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at .

Exhibitor Information

For information about sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Laura Billetdeaux at or phone +1 734-428-8265 (note: office located in the U.S., eastern standard time [GMT-5hours] applies). Please phone during regular business hours, 9 am 5 pm EST (2pm 10pm GMT) or e-mail any time!

Friends for Life: UK 2010 is Sponsored By:
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Supporting Sponsors
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Charity Partner

Friends for Life: UK 2010
Introduction - Faculty and Staff
Schedule - Youth Schedule - Programme
Report from the UK 2009 Conference

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