Fab Five Fridays: Trip Like I Do Edition

meeting-83519_640I love conferences and symposiums and events where I get firehosed with information. (Though, to be truthful, it’s not the info that I get excited about. It’s the people that I meet.) We’re in “diabetes conference season”, with most of the major ones already in the bag, but hey! Start planning for these five:

1. The American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions (2014) – June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. Big conference, lots of science (hence, the name) and it’s in SF, one of my most favorite cities in the world? Yes, please. There are opportunities for non-medical people to crash this and learn, so don’t be scared off by this. While registration won’t be available for a while (so, no linky love), put in your time off request now.

2. Children with Diabetes Focus on Technology Conference is being held from December 6-8, 2013 in the ‘burbs of Cincinnati (West Chester, Ohio, to be precise).  It’s a more intimate conference than the BIG one: CWD Annual Conference 2014 at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando, Florida.  Registration isn’t open yet for this. Once again, put your time off request now for this one. It’s July 2 – 6, 2014, so you can spend the Fourth of July with us!

3. Right now, the American Association of Diabetes Educators are all up in Philly doing their thing (and I so wish that I could be there, as many of the DOC are attending…), but next year? Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. (Boys and girls, get your walking shoes on, because that center is huge.) It’s being held from August 6-9, 2014. No link yet, but over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing a lot from our fellow community advocates about AADE13.

4. World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, Australia from December 6-9, 2013. Oh, how I wish I could pack up my daughter like a mommy-baby kangaroo and go “down under” for this conference, offered by the International Diabetes Federation. Alas… (But if you can, go!)

5. Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Regional Conferences are happening all over the U.S. for the next few months. There’s a lot for Type 1s (entirely separate tracks and support groups) and a lot for Type 2s. And it’s incredibly inexpensive for what you get. Seriously inexpensive. September 21, 2013: Worcester, MA. October 12, 2013: Omaha, NE. November 2, 2103: Albuquerque, NM and San Diego is November 23, 2013.  I’m hoping that they come out with the 2014 schedule soon!

There are more opportunities to learn and meet like-minded others. So many more. I’ll keep you up to date, as I’m planning on tripping next year to some of these. Wanna come with me? Let’s go.

*Crystal Method provided the title of today’s FFF.  The video is “ehhh…”, but I love the beat and the crazy lyrics

Back on my feet like a freight train I’m coming

Can everybody feel like I do?

Can everybody feel like I do?

Can’t you, can’t you trip like I do?

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  1. Katy

    thank you for this! i will sign up for TCOYD in Worcester. wahoooo!

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  2. Richard Vaughn

    I cannot attend all these conferences, but it would be wonderful. I can barely afford to go to the FFL every other year. My wife and I are going to the FFL in 2015, hope to see you there.

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