Dear Diabetes Professional,
We are pleased to invite you to join us this fall for the 14th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting, from November 6 to November 8, 2014, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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 San Francisco, California, brought together over 450 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, 2014.
On Thursday, November 6, Diabetes Technology Society will present 4 optional pre-meeting workshops.
Concurrent morning workshops are:
- Workshop A: Reimbursement for Diabetes Technology
- Workshop B: Technology for Detection and Prevention of Hypoglycemia
Concurrent afternoon sessions are:
- Workshop C: Regulatory Science; New Performance Guidances & a New Surveillance Error Grid
- Workshop D: Improving Adherence to Diabetes Technology Devices
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided for workshop participants.
This year’s Diabetes Technology Meeting will include sessions on: (1) Wearable Devices for Diabetes; (2) Big Data for Diabetes Management; (3) Performance of Cleared Blood Glucose Monitors – What is Needed?; (4) Controversies in Developing the Artificial Pancreas; (5) Novel Treatments & New Technology for Insulin Delivery; (6) Is Diabetes Technology Better in the US or Europe?; (7) Role of mHealth in Managing Diabetes; and (8) New Technology in CGM, as well as live demonstrations. As an added feature, the presentations will also incorporate an audience response system.
On each afternoon of November 6–7, we will have a poster session from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. During the conference proper, November 7–8, breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as morning and afternoon snacks.
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 Bethesda 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