The largest comprehensive conference on diabetes in East Central Florida!
The Help A Diabetic Child Foundation is pleased to announce the Inaugural Lohman Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference - Volusia County, in partnership with Halifax Health and the Volusia Flagler YMCAs. We are honored to have commitments from some world-class experts passionate about diabetes treatment, care, prevention and cure.
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
Learn from the leading specialists, doctors and presenters on the treatment, prevention and research in the field of diabetes. Presenters and speakers have joined us from around the country to share their knowledge and expertise.
Breakout sessions and separate tracks for those interested in Type I, Type II, Pre-Diabetes, Adults & Children with Diabetes, Health & Wellness.
Halifax Health Medical Center is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians and nurses. Halifax Health Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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At the age of 17, Reed made the long move from Bakersfield, California to North Carolina, to surround himself with those in the racing community. In 2011, Reed was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and told that he would never race again. Instead of giving up, Reed found Dr. Anne Peters, of the University of Southern California's Clinical Diabetes Program, who assured Reed, with hard work, he could still race. Reed implemented lifestyle changes that included a strict diet and exercise program and the use of devices to provide live data and reporting to his medical team in California. Learn more about Ryan's journey on the Speakers Page.
Help A Diabetic Child Foundation was founded in Southwest Florida in 2013. Seeing the growing need to bring a division to Volusia County, the Foundation's team believed it was vital to host a conference modeled on the annual one held, since 2015, in Naples, Florida. The event will be a combination of public and professional education and networking. Topics and speakers include experts on both T1 and T2 diabetes, as well as sessions for medical professionals seeking CME credits.
Several hundred attendees from both the public and the healthcare professional sector are expected. The conference, a unique mix of medical professionals and the general public gathered in one setting, acts as a catalyst for connecting and educating those treating diabetes and children and adults living with and affected by the disease. Proceeds stay in Volusia County to provide medical supplies, such as insulin, and services for children and young adults with diabetes through the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation. We are honored to be able to feature world-class presenters in the medical field, as well as Keynote Speaker and NASCAR driver Ryan Reed and Guest Speaker Lowell Lohman, both who live with Type 1 diabetes.
Please also visit www.CollierDiabetes.com for information on our annual conference, held in Naples, Florida. We are proud that it has grown to be the largest diabetes and wellness conference in Southwest Florida.