JDRF Greater New England TypeOneNation Summit Boston 2024

Sat Mar 23 2024 at 08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Boston Marriott Copley Place | Boston

JDRF Gr New England Chapter
Publisher/HostJDRF Gr New England Chapter
JDRF Greater New England TypeOneNation Summit Boston 2024
The TypeOneNation Summit is an educational and networking opportunity for all those impacted by type 1 diabetes (T1D).
About this Event

Join us for a free one-day, in-person, educational summit event, bringing together all within the T1D community. Learn about research advances, participate in discussions with experts, and meet others living with or caring for someone with T1D. Educational sessions will be focused on T1D care and management, and will be geared for different audiences. The summit will also include a vendor fair featuring industry and community partners, as well as Youth and Teen Programming for children in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Speaker biographies, FAQs, and additional event details are coming soon:

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Please register all members in your party. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at noon EDT.

Registration Ticket Types:

  • Primary Ticket Holder (18+)
  • Companion Ticket (Adult guest of primary ticket holder)
  • Teen Ticket (8th - 12th Grade)
  • Youth Ticket (K - 7th Grade)

We are excited to host Youth and Teen Programming!

Our Youth and Teen program is open to children with T1D in kindergarten through 12th grade and their siblings. Children can expect various volunteer led activities, crafts, games, and much more!

Youth and Teen Programming will be offered at the same time as the keynote and educational sessions during the summit.

Please review both the photo release and legal liability waiver. You will be asked to accept these terms during the check out process.

JDRF staff and volunteers, including licensed healthcare providers, are not permitted to treat high or low blood sugar. Parents / Caregivers will be contacted if their child needs help with their T1D management during the program.


8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Attendee Check In / Vendor Fair

9:30 – 11 a.m. | Welcome Remarks / Keynote Address / Youth and Teen Programming

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Educational Session #1 / Youth and Teen Programming

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch / Networking / Vendor Fair

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Educational Session #2 / Youth and Teen Programming

2:30 – 3 p.m. | Vendor Fair / Optional Attendee Networking


Press Your Luck: Diabetes Edition - Living Well and Avoiding Whammies —Stacey Simms, Broadcaster, Author, Producer; Mom of Son Diagnosed with T1D in December 2006 and Kerri Sparling, Writer, Author, and Blogger; Living with T1D since 1986

Join us for an engaging and entertaining keynote presentation featuring Stacey Simms and Kerri Sparling, two dynamic advocates who bring insight and diabetes lived experience to the stage. With Stacey Simms, host of the award-winning podcast "Diabetes Connections," and Kerri Sparling, author and creator of the popular blog "Six Until Me," this keynote promises a lively discussion that goes beyond the ordinary. The duo will bring you on a candid and humorous exploration of the intersection between diabetes management and everyday adventures. Their unique blend of storytelling, wit, and invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs of navigating life's unpredictable twists will help you discover practical strategies for avoiding and/or dealing with "diabetes whammies.”


Topics include:

  • Ask the Diabetes Specialists
  • Burnout
  • Being an Adult with T1D
  • From Tiny Steps to Big Leaps: Fostering Independence in Kids with Type 1 from Toddler to Teen
  • Navigating T1D and Exercise
  • LIving Mindfully with T1D
  • Taking T1D to College
  • The Quest for a T1D Cure: Why Clinical Trials and Screening Matter

Speakers and session descriptions coming soon.

Lodging Options

A group rate of $269/night (plus taxes) is available for traditional overnight rooms. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Please contact Phyllis Kaplan directly at 617-631-3802 or [email protected] for more information on lodging options at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

Parking Information

  • On-site valet parking is available at the hotel.
  • Self parking is available at the Copley Place Garage, 100 Huntington Ave, adjacent to the hotel. For more information and parking rates visit https://www.lazparking.com/local/boston-ma/copley-place-plaza.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, United States


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