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Connecting Events

We aim to help bring together key players in the diabetes landscape and foster a greater culture of accountability across the board. Towards that goal, our major events are listed below. For more information, please visit the event links:

  • d16 - The diaTribe Foundation hosted its inaugural d16: Executive Innovation Lab on Diabetes and Obesity from January 13–15, 2016 in Palo Alto, CA. d16 engaged leaders across diverse sectors to produce innovative, systems-level solutions that could reduce the societal burden of diabetes, heighten the urgency and need for action around the epidemic, and bring a new way of thinking into the diabetes ecosystem. d16 was facilitated by Heather McLeod Grant, an expert in scalable social impact, Alexa Culwell, co-founder of Philanthropy Futures, and Lisa Kay Solomon, a leading innovation strategist. Using elements of “design thinking,” participants were guided through collaborative workshops to offer innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in type 2 diabetes. Forty-two participants attended d16, including prominent medical professionals, entrepreneurs, manufacturing leaders, policy-oriented healthcare experts, academics, tech leaders, government decision makers, educators, media experts, food and nutrition scholars, and philanthropists. Read more on the outcomes of d16 here.

  • Diabetes Forum - Attended by over 250 diabetes medical professionals and industry leaders every June in conjunction with the ADA's 75th Scientific Sessions, this year's 9th annual event is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel. Once again, we are co-hosting this event with partner organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD). This year's panel discussion features opinion leaders in diabetes moderated by me, Kelly Close, and chaired by Dr. Steve Edelman. Luminaries and experts in the panel include Dr. Andrew Boulton of EASD and EAFD, Dr. John Buse of the University of North Carolina, Dr. James R. Gavin III of Emory University and CEO/CMO of Healing Our Village, and Dr. Aaron Kowalski of JDRF. To register to attend, please visit If you register before June 1, 2014 you can receive our special discounted registration price of $175! All proceeds generated from this event will benefit The diaTribe Foundation as well as TCOYD.

  • EASD Solvable Problems in Diabetes - All global problems require global solutions. In our world, that problem is the staggering growth in diabetes across the planet.  That's why The diaTribe Foundation is hosting our second annual program on "Solvable Problems in Diabetes" to be held in Stockholm on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 7-9 PM during the 2015 annual meeting for the European Association of the Study of Diabetes.  We are proud that our inaugural program last year featured an expert panel of opinion leaders in diabetes, including Professor Philip Home, Professor of Diabetes Medicine at Newcastle University and Professor Jens Sandahl Christiansen, a clinical professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Aarhus University. This year, we expect to discuss some of the most urgent problems as well as opportunities in diabetes, and what we all must do to bring about change. The funds from this event will support our non-profit, The diaTribe Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes and prediabetes, and advocating for action. We hope you can attend and help contribute to our mission of helping people better manage their disease and live healthier, happier lives.

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