Morning Breakout Sessions – 9:00AM-10:20AM

Prior to the start of the main program, a variety of breakout sessions will be offered. Attendees can register for one of the following sessions with the main program registration.

Toddlers and T1D (Parents of children age 5 and under)
Discuss the unique challenges of managing T1D in toddlers. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions answered by healthcare providers and hear directly from parents who have been through it!
Panelists: Susan Anderson, Jennifer Anisko NP, CDE, Kristin Arcara, MD, Jennifer K. Reilly RD, CDE
Moderator: Lauren Furtner, CCLS


Taking T1D to School
Going to school with T1D requires a lot of preparation and planning. Discuss strategies and get advice on ensuring that your child enjoys the best possible school experience.
Panelists: Lauren Clary PhD, Rachel Cobbs, Fran Cogen MD, CDE, Ellie Kagan MSN, CRNP, CDE, Jacqueline McManemin RN, BSN, CDE
Moderator: Karen N. Harriman FNP-BC, MSN, CDE


Tackling the Tween Years (For parents of children ages 9-12)
Handling transitions, setting realistic expectations, and taking those first steps towards independence will be the main topics of discussion in this session for parents of children ages 9-12.
Panelists: Kimber-Lee Abel RN, CDE, Gabriella Fine, Celia Henderson RN, CDE, CPT, CDTC, Kelli King, Otilia Neacsu MD, Jessica Parrish PhD
Moderator: Alana Riss Fine PhD


T1D and the Teen Years (For parents of children ages 13-18)
The teen years can be full of anxiety and apprehension for both the child and the parents. Discuss strategies for navigating teen challenges and hear from young adults about their personal experiences in high school and beyond.
Panelists: Tim Burkett, David Kalter, Maggie West BSN, RN, Risa Wolf MD, Paige Trojanowski M.A
Moderator: Heather Mulvaney RN, CDE


Lessons Learned from Life with T1D: Adult Perspectives
Join other adults with T1D and spouses/significant others in an informal discussion around topics important to you – exercise, workplace issues, pregnancy, technology, and T1D burnout.
Panelists: Mark Corriere MD, FACP, Melissa Hendricks PhD, Bill King, Jackie Le Grand, Katie Hamill
Moderator: Amy Ryan


Diabetes 101 for Grandparents and Other Caregivers
Grandparents, relatives, babysitters, and other occasional caregivers of a child with T1D can have all their diabetes questions answered and get advice on how best to support loved ones.
Panelists: Bill Andrews, Dwight and Karen Byrne, Kathleen Link MD, Maureen Monaghan PhD, CDE
Moderator: Diana Daniel MSN, RN, CDE


T1D Chat para Familias que Hablan Español (T1D Chat for Spanish Speaking Families)
Conéctese y aprenda de otras familias e individuos que hablan español que manejan T1D. Esta sesión contará con un panel de expertos que incluye proveedores de atención médica y defensores de los padres.
Panelists: Andrea Estrada, MD, Sofia Perazzo
Moderator: Karyn Stegmaier RN, MPH, CDE