The Barbara Davis Center and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation Unite the Diabetes Community for a Day of Interaction and Learning
Today the Barbara Davis Center and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation have announced that together they will be hosting the inaugural EPIC (Empowering Patients for Individualized Care) Diabetes Conference on March 4, 2017. The conference will bring the diabetes community in Denver and the larger Rocky Mountain region together to discuss the best ways to take care of diabetes both physically and emotionally.
The EPIC Diabetes Conference will be held on March 4, 2017 from 8:00am to 1:30pm in the Denver Marriott City Center, where a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate as a courtesy for participants. The registration fee is $5 and must be completed online prior to arrival. Lunch, a light breakfast and snack will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with vendors from medical companies, and local brands. Participants will get a complimentary $5 gift card, t-shirt and bag.
To register for the EPIC Diabetes Conference or for additional information, go to www.EPICconferences.org.
The conference is open to people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as family members, friends and caretakers. There will be a “social circle” where attendees can connect with others affected by diabetes in their community. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to engage with world-renowned endocrinologists and diabetes specialists to learn more about improving their personal care.
“The goal of the EPIC Diabetes Conference is to create an educational environment for people with diabetes to better prepare for daily challenges,” said Dr. Satish Garg, founder and Director of the Barbara Davis Center Adult Diabetes Clinic. “We hope that conference attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of their condition and feel empowered to manage their own care with the resources available to them through the Barbara Davis Center and Children’s Diabetes Foundation.”
There will be several workshops held throughout the day discussing diabetes-related topics, including:
The Barbara Davis Center specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults and is part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at Anschutz Medical Campus. The Center was founded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978 and is generously supported by the Children's Diabetes Foundation. Clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists work at the Center to find the most effective treatment, prevention, and cure for type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to over 6500 patients in the pediatric and adult clinics from the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals. The Center also provides inpatient care to patients who are seen at the Children's Hospital Col- orado with any type of diabetes.
About the Children’s Diabetes Foundation
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Davis in 1977 in Denver, Colorado. A nonprofit organization, the Foundation is dedicated to the support of re- search in childhood diabetes and to the provision of the best possible clinical and educational programs for children with diabetes. The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes where thousands of children and adults from all over the world have received the finest diabetes care available.
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