Annual Diabetes Super Conference

For 40 years, the DFM has offered an annual patient-education meeting for patients and their families. Past Super Conferences have featured nationally renowned diabetes experts, including former U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, and Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999.

The meetings feature everything from diabetes vendors, cooking demonstrations, the latest news on diabetes research and a session on insulin-pump therapy to a daylong session of activities for children with diabetes.*

Super Conference 2019 is February 16, 2019 and will be at the Jackson Marriott located at 200 E Amite St, Jackson, MS 39201. This year's theme is SuperConference!  Click on this link to register.

Who Should Attend: adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, spouses and other family members of people with diabetes, parents and grandparents of children with diabetes, kids 15-17 with diabetes and their siblings or friends, healthcare professionals who work with kids and adults with diabetes, Church Health Ministers - anyone who cares for someone with diabetes!

This year's agenda:

8:00 – 9:00           Registration / Breakfast/ Visit Exhibits

 TRACK 1      PARENTS WITH KIDS WITH Diabetes (Kaitlyn Armstrong, RN, NP-Moderator)

 9:00 – 9:45             Sports, School parties, Sick days and Stress-Managing Diabetes in the Real WorldKristine Rumney, RN, CDE-Tandem Diabetes

9:45 – 10:30            Keeping the Peace-Family Dynamics, Preventing Burnout and Working Together - Gabrielle Banks, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital

10:30 – 11:00         BREAK / Visit Exhibits

11:00 – 11:45         Keeping the Peace-family dynamics, preventing Burnout and Working together, part 2 - Gabrielle Banks, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital

TRACK 2      ADULTS WITH TYPE 1 - Moderator

   9:00 – 9:45           Getting to the Heart of Diabetes- William Crowder, MD, Jackson Heart Study

 9:45 – 10:30           Managing Type 1 Diabetes in the Modern World-Tools, Technology and Trends - Kristine Rumney, RN, CDE-Tandem Diabetes

10:30 – 11:00         BREAK / Visit Exhibits

11:00 – 11:45         MDIs, Boluses, Basals and Corrections – Managing the Juggling Act!

TRACK 3      ADULTS WITH TYPE 2  Byron Brown-Moderator

 9:00 – 9:45           The ABCs of Diabetes- Feeling Great and Reaching Goals - Lillian Lien, MD, Diabetes and Endocrine Center of Mississippi

9:45 – 10:30          Mastering the Juggling Act – Exercise, Meds, and Food - Autumn Myhand, RD, CDE-Diabetes Care Group

 10:30 – 11:00       BREAK / Visit Exhibits

11:00 – 11:45        Getting to the Heart of Diabetes- William Crowder, MD, Jackson Heart

11:45 – 12:45 pm       Lunch and Cooking Demo- Chef Nick Wallace, Nick Wallace Culinary, featured on the Food Network’s series “Chopped!”


*Mini Camp Kandu is Limited to the first 15 children - age 5 to 14 - whose parents have registered.

Minors old enough to learn from the program and siblings without diabetes will be $10.

Early Bird Registration is $20 per person or $15 each for groups!

Early bird pricing through February 8