Dear Diabetes Professional,
We are pleased to invite you to join us this fall for the 13th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, from October 31 to November 2, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California.
This will be an excellent opportunity to meet leading scientists in the field of diabetes research and learn about the latest technological advances for people with diabetes. Last year’s meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, brought together over 500 clinicians and scientists from 24 countries to focus on applying science and technology to fight diabetes.
The meeting’s goal is to assemble technology developers and users to facilitate creation of new and cost-effective tools—including an artificial pancreas—to help people with diabetes. The meeting will particularly emphasize original data. Scientists and clinicians will have plenty of opportunities to share ideas in both formal and informal settings, and gain insight into how to help decrease the physical and psychological burden of diabetes.
The format will include state-of-the-art lectures, oral presentations of abstracts, panel discussions with Q & A sessions, and two poster sessions. A syllabus of the submitted abstracts will be distributed to all attendees. Last year we received over 160 abstracts. We will be accepting abstracts on meeting topics until July 1, 2013.
On Thursday, October 31, Diabetes Technology Society will present 4 optional pre-meeting workshops.
Concurrent morning workshops are:
- Workshop A: Diabetes Technology Saves Money and Lives
- Workshop B: Using Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Continuous Glucose Monitors to Improve Outcomes
Concurrent afternoon sessions are:
- Workshop C: Performance of Blood Glucose Monitors
- Workshop D: Clinical Applications of Pump and Insulin Delivery Systems
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided for workshop participants.
This year’s Diabetes Technology Meeting will include sessions on: (1) mHealth Wireless Technology; (2) New Metrics Assessed by Continuous Glucose Monitors; (3) Artificial Pancreas: Algorithms; (4) Artificial Pancreas: Clinical Outcomes; (5) New Insulin Delivery Technologies; (6) Novel Technologies for Continuous Glucose Monitors; (7) Apps for Diabetes; and (8) Nanotechnology for Diabetes Devices, as well as live demonstrations. As an added feature, the presentations will also incorporate an audience response system.
On each afternoon of October 31–November 1, we will have a poster session from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During the conference proper, November 1–2, breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
On the evening of October 31, 2013 and November 1, 2013 we plan to offer company-sponsored sessions.
Every attendee will receive a 1-year subscription to Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. This peer-reviewed bimonthly scientific journal is indexed by the National Library of Medicine for MEDLINE/PubMed and is the world’s first purely electronic diabetes journal (www.jdst.org).
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco and sharing information about projects of mutual interest.
With best wishes,
David C. Klonoff, M.D., F.A.C.P., Fellow AIMBE
Chair, Diabetes Technology Meeting
Diabetes Technology Society