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Conference Connections


The diaTribe Foundation is committed to advocating for people with diabetes so that they can lead healthier, happier, and more hopeful lives. Conference Connections are The diaTribe Foundation's reports on such advocacy meetings that aim to increase patient engagement and input in the regulatory process. 


Conference Connections

October 13, 2017

“Patients are at the heart of all we do,” according to Dr. Owen Faris and...

August 01, 2017

We are so excited to share highlights from the big day of diabetes advocacy on Capitol Hill. In the morning, the 160 delegates and their guardians traveled to Capitol Hill to listen to the testimonies of various diabetes advocates, including actor Paul Sparks, Children’s Congress Delegates Mr. Charlie Albair and Ms. Lorynn Watt, Children’s Congress chair Ms. Angie Platt, and director of the...

August 01, 2017

July 25th marked the second day of the 2017 JDRF Children's Congress. The morning started bright and early with the Corporate Partner Breakfast, where we heard from actor Mr. Austin Basis, JDRF President & CEO, Derek Rapp, JDRF Chief Mission Officer, Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF 2017 Children's Congress Chair, Ms. Angie Platt, and Children's Congress Delegate Ms. Nikhita Gopisetty. Mr. Rapp...

July 27, 2017

The JDRF’s Children's Congress brought more than 160 delegates – children and teens living with type 1 diabetes – to Washington DC on Monday to prepare to make their case to lawmakers and to learn key leadership skills.  Representing every state and several countries (UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, and some others!), the delegates are...

July 14, 2017

In preparation for The diaTribe Foundation's July 21st gathering, Glycemic Outcomes Beyond A1c: Standardization and Implementation, we've provided an exclusive look at Close Concerns' coverage of the 2017 ADA symposium, Reaching and International Consensus on Standardizing Continuous Glucose Monitoring Outcomes. 

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