If you’re an adult who’s living with diabetes, you may be interested in attending the 2016 Diabetes UnConference at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
The Diabetes UnConference is a peer-to-peer support conference that “allows participants to create and moderate the agenda, allowing for a wide variety of topics and viewpoints that might never be covered in a traditional conference.” Attendees may have Type 1, Type 2, LADA (Type 1.5), or any other type of diabetes. The agenda is created based on the needs and wants of the participants leading up to the conference, and may cover topics including diabetes burnout, depression, sex, discrimination, financial issues, getting inspired to exercise, family, and hypoglycemia treatments. There are additionally special sessions for caregivers to talk about how diabetes impacts their lives, covering topics such as burnout, fears, dealing with hypoglycemia, being supportive without policing, and more.
The conference runs from March 10–13, 2016 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Friday morning and afternoon involve a variety of pre-conference sessions, while Friday evening is a special meet and greet for attendees. Saturday morning consists of a “get to know you session” and the creation of a conference agenda based on the ideas and suggestions from the attendees. The agenda will be followed throughout Saturday and Sunday with breaks for meals, and the conference will officially wrap up on Sunday afternoon.
The cost to register for the meeting is $149, excluding hotel and travel, through February 20, 2016. Refunds (minus a $75 card/event processing fee) will be given if requested by January 1, 2016. Rooms can be reserved at the Flamingo Las Vegas for a special conference rate starting at $72 a night (plus tax and fees).
For more information, visit the official website of the Diabetes UnConference.
This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.