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Program of Events and Sessions

General Sessions

Friday, September 3, 2004

  4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Quilt for Life Exhibition
  4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Registration
  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   Reception
Exhibits Open

Saturday, September 4, 2004

  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast, Exhibits Open
  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.   Opening Session: Why We Pump - John Walsh and Jeff Hitchcock
  10:15 - 10:45 a.m.   Snack break
  10:45 - 12:00 noon   Sensor Technology - Alan Schorr
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch buffet; Exhibits open
  1:00 - 2:15 p.m.   Pumping Basics: How Do I Start? - John Walsh
  1:00 - 2:15 p.m.   Advanced Pumping: Taking the Next Steps - Alan Schorr
  2:15 - 2:45 p.m.   Snack Break
  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.   Strike the Spike! Strategies for Combatting After-Meal Highs - Gary Scheiner
  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.   Pumping in Schools: Strategies to Make it Work - Crystal Jackson

Sunday, September 5, 2004

  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.   Buffet Breakfast, exhibits open
  9:00 - 10:15 a.m.   Choosing the Right Infusion Set - Natalie Bellini
  10:15 - 10:45 a.m.   Snack break
  10:45 - 12 noon   Exercise and Busy Kids: Preventing and Managing Hypos - Rick Philbin
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch Buffet, exhibits close at 1:00
  1:00 - 2:15 p.m.   Beating Pump Anxiety: Meet the Kids - Richard Rubin and panel of pumpers
  2:15 - 2:45 p.m.   Snack Break
  2:45 - 4:00 p.m.   Discussion Groups (for those currently pumping, and those who are considering pumping) - All faculty
Teen Sessions
Activities and discussion groups specifically for teens (ages 12+) will be offered on the same schedule as the adult sessions with the same breaks for snacks and meals. These sessions are for teens with type 1 diabetes as well as their teen siblings and friends. Everyone is welcome! Teens should simply report to the Teen Room each day at 9:00 a.m. Faculty includes Natalie Bellini, Rick Philbin, and Melissa Ringley. Teens will be going off-site and outdoors in the afternoons. A signed permission slip and waiver must be completed at registration in order for teens to participate.
School-Age Children's Sessions
Programming for school-age children (approximately ages 7-11) will be fun and interactive. No "boring stuff" here! Sessions will run on the same schedule as the adults with the same breaks for snacks and meals. All school-age children are welcome. If younger children wish to participate, they need to have a parent or sitter with them. Children should report each day to the School-Age room. Faculty will include Melissa Ringley, Mike Schurig, Natalie Bellini, and assorted other adult friends!

If a parent would like to volunteer to assist with the school-age children's activities, we would love the help!

Please contact Laura Billetdeaux to ask about volunteering: phone 734-428-8265 or email

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