Transitions Conference 2016

People with T1D and Health Care Professionals taking action to change  the conversation about T1D 

In addition to the ongoing work we have planned, this will be THE major Initiative for 2016.

This program will incorporate all of the learnings and the strengths of the T1DTTN to build a one day conference to focus on the Transition of Care for adolescents and young adults with Type 1 Diabetes.

Further, this major program will also allow us to integrate, develop and leverage all of our other important elements of T1DTTN that have been prioritized: awareness, mentorship, support, partnering with other aligned groups, and use of creative and performing arts as teaching tools for HCP’s and PWD.  Most importantly it will include the identification of key issues and “pain points” upon which we can build specific advocacy actions and measure the impact on Health Outcomes.

The T1D Think tank will provide the template for the patient coaching, agenda, meeting facilitation, creative elements and logistical support.  What is the most onerous task for us to handle with a minimal staff, is the recruiting.

Action:  We need a Project Team to drive the planning, organization and recruitment of adolescents and young adults with T1D and a cohort of HCP’s for this important initiative.

We Need You: If you are interested in joining the project team please email and outline your availability and your desired responsibilities. 

Preliminary Event Details:

Location: GTA

Date: 2015-16 TBD By Project Work Group

Insight SessionsLearning Objectives:

  • Intensify appreciation of the lived T1Diabetes experience for Young adults and the issues associated with the Transition of Care.
  • Recognize the value of the narrative to clinical practice
  • Using reflection to integrate narrative into practice – from “What’s the matter” to “what matters

For more information on Transition of Care, read Transition into Better Care by Saima Murtaza-Vahed,  M.Sc., RD, CDE, CPT - Trillium Health  Partners, Mississauga, Ont.