ADA and CWD – two big meetings of 2007.
American Diabetes Association 67th Scientific Sessions (Chicago, June 22-26, 2007)
In late June, diaTribe sent our team to Chicago to attend the 67th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Referred to simply as 'ADA,' this meeting is the biggest in diabetes; this year over 11,000 researchers, doctors, educators, nurses, dieticians, and other professionals gathered to present new scientific data, hear from clinical thought leaders, and generally expand the knowledge base in diabetes. We came back from the grueling five-day meeting exhausted but newly optimistic about ongoing work in diabetes care as well as the many exciting new drugs and products that we expect to become available within the next few years.
Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference and Expo (Orlando, July 11-15, 2007)
Friends for Life, the national Children with Diabetes (CWD) conference, took place in Orlando, Florida, from July 11 to July 15. The conference exercised both mind and body – while experts discussed the latest treatments in diabetes, professional athletes ran sports camps. The exciting exhibit hall featured the latest continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and tasty sugar-free products. In the midst of it all, we had our diaTribe stand. See our Dialogue with founder Jeff Hitchcock for more on how the conference began!