International Diabetes Camping Conference - 2021

Welcome to Sunday, February 28

This is your 'home base' for the international camping and medical track sessions.  You will find a variety of topics aimed at camp medical staff, but is also informative for general camp staff.  To join a session, simply click on the "Click to Join" button.  **NOTE** - All times listed are Eastern Standard Time. 


Carla Cox

Watch a welcome from Carla Cox PhD, RD, FADCES, Medical Track Chair


Schedule for Sunday, February 28th

Please scroll below for the session title and descriptions for Day One of the DECA International Conference. 

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8:45 -9:00AM(EST)


Terry Ackley, DECA Executive Director

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9:00 - 10:00AM(EST)

Social Determinants of Health(AFRICA)

Faculty: Emmanuel Kisembo

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10:00 - 11:00AM(EST)

Young Adults into Advocates, Camps by DiAthlete (UK)

Faculty: Gavin Griffiths

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11:00 - 12:00PM(EST)

a.) Use of Telemedicine in Type 1 Diabetes: The Covid Era. b.) Camps for children with diabetes. An experience in Argentina. c.) First virtual experience in educational-recreational Camp for children with type 1 Diabetes in Argentina. (ARGENTINA)

Faculty: Maria Laura Pomares, MD, María Laura Macías, PhD. and Angela Figueroa Sobrero, MD

12:00 - 1:00PM(EST)


There will be a special drawing for participants who attend all of the Medical Track session!  Make sure you don't miss out! 

Medical Track

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1:00 - 2:15 PM(EST)

Contagious Disease Management at Camp

Faculty: Lisa Norlander MD, Stephen Ponder MD, Lowell Schmeltz MD

Panel discussion on handling contagious diseases at camp.

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2:30 - 3:30PM (EST)

From Camper to Physician

Faculty: Paul Heirs, MD

The journey, from counselor to medical staff. How camp influenced my career choices. Year after year, what brings me back to camp. How can we have more student/learner involvement at camps.

3:30 - 4:00PM(EST)


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4:00 - 5:00PM(EST)

Understanding Automated Insulin Delivery(AID) and Considerations for Camp

Faculty: Carla Cox, PhD, RD, FADCES, Rayhan Lal, MD and Jennifer McVean, MD

We will describe how each AID (automated insulin delivery) system works that is presently being used and potentially soon FDA approved, and discuss how they can be best incorporated into the camp setting.

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5:00 - 6:00PM(EST)

Best Practices to Recruit and Integrate Allied Healthcare Students as Volunteers at Camp(Pre-recorded, Live Questions/Answer)

Faculty: Gary Cornwell, Michael Haller MD, Henry Rodriguez MD, Karen Sando PharmD, Dorothy Shulman MD, Janet Silverstein MD

6:00 - 6:30PM(EST)


6:30 - 7:00PM(EST)


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7:00 - 8:00PM (EST)

What's In It For Me? Different Approaches of Utilizing Continuing Education as a Means of Medical Staff Recruitment(Pre-recorded with live questions & answer)

Faculty: Abby Hollander MD, Anna Albritton MS, RD, LD, CDE

The presentation gives an overview of the current Diabetes at Camp course, an explanation of ways to earn continuing education credit by completing the course. Learning objectives: at the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

1. describe the content covered in the Diabetes at Camp course

2. explain the options to earn continuing education credit through completion of the Diabetes at Camp course

Pre-recorded with Live Q&A

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8:00 - 8:15PM (EST)


Rocky Wilson, DECA Conference Chair

The welcome will become the Keynote session.  You do not need to leave the zoom room and join the one below.

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8:15 - 9:30PM (EST)

KEYNOTE: Reimagining Work - What Is Possible Now?

Shawn Shepheard

9:30 - 10:30PM(EST)

Meet Up for Networking

Join your peers for networking and casual conversations