DECA’s 2017 meeting will showcase outstanding speakers who will address essential topics that will help leaders in the operation of diabetes camps.
Stephen W. Ponder MD, FAAP, CDE - Pediatric Endocrinologist and Medical Director of the Texas Lions camp for Children With Diabetes will speak about the magic of diabetes camp, sharing unforgettable moments and memorable children who have touched his heart.
Bruce Buckingham, MD - Professor of pediatric endocrinology at Stanford University School of Medicine and Principal Investigator on studies of continuous glucose monitoring in children will address the impact of this research on campers at camp, and how it will impact the medical protocols for all camps who have T1D children attend.
Meredyth Evans, PhD - Pediatric Psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will share the findings of Jill Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE’s exciting and impactful study “Assessing the Impact of Camp on Daily Self-Care Behaviors and Psychosocial Well Being”.
A “Best Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Camps” track will offer information about best practice methods of diabetes management for youth with diabetes in the camp setting. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Continuing education credits have been applied for a variety of specialties. Additional accreditation information will be supplied as accreditations are approved.
In addition other conference speakers will present information pertinent to the delivery of fun and innovative programs and timely material that will help with the administration of a diabetes camp.
The American Camp Association (ACA) will hold its Medically-Focused Camp Programs Track at its National Conference, which will take place February 21-24, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Camps that welcome campers with health and medical issues require specific, tailored training to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) and SeriousFun Children’s Network will work in collaboration with ACA to develop the content of the Medically-Focused Camp Programs Track. Learn More.
DLead connects dynamic young leaders to create and support innovative solutions that engage individuals in the positive development of the underserved type 1 diabetes community in North America. DLead successfully launched DTreat, a retreat program for young adults that has been offered at college campuses across North America. By providing support, cooperative educational programs and tools for healthy living, DTreat participants develop positive wellbeing and supportive social networks. For more information, visit the DTreat Facebook page.