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2009 Diabetes Summit Aims to Reduce Impact, Incidence


2009 Diabetes Summit Aims to Reduce Impact, Incidence

WHAT:          The Oregon Health & Science University Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center presents the 2009 Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health Summit.

The summit features national and local community leaders, decision makers and change agents interested in taking bold steps to improve the health of citizens of the Pacific Northwest by measurably reducing the impact and incidence of diabetes.

The summit is open to everyone: health care professionals, public health leaders, health plan and health system administrators, employer groups, school administrators, teachers, students, diabetes patients and their family members.

Tickets are $75; $25 for students. Continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included. To register or for more information, visit

WHEN:          8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 20, 2009.

*** Media planning to attend should call Tamara Hargens-Bradley, 503-494-8231.

WHERE:       Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

DETAILS:     Featured talks/speakers include:

·         "Childhood Obesity — What Can and Is Being Done?" presented byLinn Goldberg, M.D., head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine and director of the Human Performance Laboratory, OHSU School of Medicine.

·         "Great Strides in Type 1 Diabetes Treatment, But How Close Is the Cure?"presented by David M. Harlan, M.D., captain, U.S. Public Health Service; chief, Diabetes Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health; and Department of Health and Human Services professor of medicine uniformed services, University of the Health Sciences.

·         "Insulin, Exercise and Sports: Simplifying the Plan,"presented by Matt Corcoran, M.D., CDE, ACSM exercise specialist, Diabetes Training Camp; and Chris Dudley, CEO and founder of the Dudley Foundation.

·         "Diabetes — A National Perspective on the Diabetes Pandemic,"presented by Ann L. Albright, Ph.D., R.D., director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention; and president, Health Care and Education, American Diabetes Association.

·         "The Minnesota Experience — A Practical, Multifaceted Approach to Diabetes Prevention," presented by Jai Desai, M.P.H., epidemiologist, Minnesota Diabetes Program at the Minnesota Department of Health

·          "The Edible School Yard," presented by Brian Byrnes, executive director of Chez Panisse Foundation, Berkeley, Calif.

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