Type 1 Summit: Program

Type 1 Summit:

Here are all the sessions you can attend – online or in person – during the Type 1 Summit 2024. 

The Type 1 Summit offers a stream for adults with T1D (and the people who love them), and a stream for parents and carers of kids and teens with T1D

There’s also a special program for kids and teens.

Registration is essential for all sessions.  

Choose the program below that applies to your T1D journey to get the most of your day. 

 

Program for adults & their loved ones

 

Welcome address – 9.25am (AEST)

JDRF’s CEO, Mike Wilson OAM, will get the day started with a quick introduction.

More about Mike

 

A spotlight on T1D research – 9.35am (AEST)

Dr Dorota Pawlak PhD, JDRF’s Chief Scientific Officer, will explain the latest exciting updates from T1D research around the world, and take a look at where research is heading in the next few years – and beyond.

She’ll be joined by four leaders in diabetes research:

More about Dorota

 

Let’s talk T1D tech: community insights – 10.25am (AEST) * Includes morning tea at conclusion of session

Moderated by Suzanne Culph, JDRF’s head of government relations and advocacy, this session will look at where T1D tech is heading and how JDRF is working to help community members achieve their goals, including a push to improve access and interoperability.

We’ll also chat with community members about the T1D tech they choose to use, across a range of products and companies.

More about Suzanne

 

The real health concerns of people living with T1D, including mature-aged adults – 11.40am (AEST)

Of the estimated 130,000 Australians with T1D, 2/3 are 40 or older, and 1/3 are 60 or older (about 12% are under 21). And although there are many challenges for people of all ages with T1D, there are few resources especially for mature-aged people with diabetes.

Alicia will look at this area and age group, including the results of co-designed surveys regarding their specific concerns and priorities (and noting the many similarities across age groups). This knowledge and these resources are the key to optimal wellbeing and healthy aging.

More about Alicia

 

Deep dive into T1D tech – 12.25pm (AEST) * Includes 45-minute lunch break at conclusion of session

Our Type 1 Summit sponsors share the top features and benefits of their existing T1D devices, and give tips to help you get the most out of your tech.

 

T1D and body image: exploring our complicated relationships with our bodies – 2pm (AEST)

In this session, Georgie will be covering body image and diabetes: the unique challenges, obstacles, and practical ways to approach living with diabetes and maintaining a healthy body image.

More about Georgie

 

Blood glucose anxiety sucks AND you can handle it – 2.45pm (AEST)

Anxiety around T1D, including worries about your blood glucose levels (BGLs), can impact every aspect of your life—your relationships, your work, your hobbies, and your T1D management.

There’s no doubt about it, dealing with anxiety is annoying, but it doesn’t have to get in the way of your life. With the right tools, you can manage your anxiety around your BGLs and T1D, helping to keep you motivated and avoid burnout.

In this presentation by popular author Mark Heyman, you’ll learn tangible skills to help you break free from your BGL anxiety and take back control of your life.

More about Mark

 

Type 1 Strong: Four inspiring stories of life with type 1 – 3.30pm (AEST)

Eliza Bartlett, Meriem Daoui, Justin Morris and Jack Kofoed have all excelled and overcome challenges in different fields, but they have one thing in common: they all live with type 1 diabetes. Listen to their stories in this uplifting panel moderated by Melanie Cullen.

This session will also include a musical performance by attendees from the children and teen session.

More about Melanie

 

Summit ends – 4.15pm (AEST)

 

Program for parents & carers

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Welcome address – 9.25am (AEST)

JDRF’s CEO, Mike Wilson OAM, will get the day started with a quick introduction.

More about Mike

 

A spotlight on T1D research – 9.35am (AEST)

Dr Dorota Pawlak PhD, JDRF’s Chief Scientific Officer, will explain the latest exciting updates from T1D research around the world, and take a look at where research is heading in the next few years – and beyond.

She’ll be joined by four leaders in diabetes research:

More about Dorota

 

Let’s talk T1D tech: community insights – 10.25am (AEST) * Includes morning tea at conclusion of session

Moderated by Suzanne Culph, JDRF’s head of government relations and advocacy, this session will look at where T1D tech is heading and how JDRF is working to help community members achieve their goals, including a push to improve access and interoperability.

We’ll also chat with community members about the T1D tech they choose to use, covering a range of products and companies.

More about Suzanne

 

Exercise and kids with T1D: top tips for parents and carers – 11.40am (AEST)

This session will provide tips for managing the ups and downs of physical activity in your child or young person living with T1D. We’ll discuss how activity impacts glucose levels, as well as strategies to manage glucose levels before, during and after exercise. You’ll also get tips for nutrition to fuel activity and assist in recovery.

This session will cover commonly asked questions from families and young people wanting to have fun, exercise safely or optimise performance.

More about Carmel

 

Deep dive into T1D tech – 12.25pm (AEST) * Includes 45-minute lunch break at conclusion of session

Our Type 1 Summit sponsors share the top features and benefits of their existing T1D devices, and give tips to help you get the most out of your tech.

 

It's all in the family: effective coping strategies for kids and parents living with T1D – 2pm (AEST)

The session will focus on how family dynamics and support systems impact metabolic control and management behaviour in children of all ages.

It will also provide tips for parents and kids on how to cope with the psychosocial aspects of living with T1D.

More about Joe

 

Staying calm and connected during chaos: understanding your influence as a parent – 2.45pm (AEST)

The launch of JDRF’s parent wellbeing guide has opened the door to some candid and insightful conversations with our parents around the impact of carrying such a high mental load when loving and caring for a child or adolescent with T1D.

Managing selfcare and building your own resilience is essential, but how do we stay connected and calm when the chaos is internal as well as external?

This session will touch on the protective factor of connection and how we can loan our calm to our children and adolescents when emotion regulation is challenging to master, and the ever-present shadow of anxiety interferes with everyday functioning and successful relationships.

More about Simone

More about Elissa

 

Type 1 Strong: Four inspiring stories of life with type 1 – 3.30pm (AEST)

Eliza Bartlett, Meriem Daoui, Justin Morris and Jack Kofoed have all excelled and overcome challenges in different fields, but they have one thing in common: they all live with type 1 diabetes. Listen to their stories in this uplifting panel, moderated by Melanie Cullen.

This session will also include a musical performance by attendees from the children and teen session.

More about Melanie

 

Summit ends – 4.15pm (AEST)

 

Program for kids & teens

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The fun stuff 

  • Child attendees will have the chance to create a cuddly companion to take home, courtesy of Build-A-Bear Worskshop!
  • Kids and teens will have exclusive access to arcade games at the venue.
  • There will also be an arts and crafts corner, which they can be used in the breaks and at lunchtime.
  • Siblings of those living with T1D are welcome to attend.

The important stuff

  • The minimum age for attendance is 5 years.
  • Our child and teen attendees will be divided into two age groups: 5-11 years and 12 and over.
  • All activities will be facilitated with help of volunteers, JDRF staff and T1D ambassadors.
  • Diabetes educators will be present in the activity room.
  • All kids and teens with T1D must bring their own hypo kit. These will be kept with them in the activity room.
 

What is your Everest? – 9.25am (AEST) * Includes morning tea at conclusion of session

Our opening session will be an ice-breaker discussion with all our kids and teens, featuring a panel with popular T1D ambassadors and a Q&A for all.

 

Rhythms of Resilience (kids) / Win it in a minute (teens) – 11.40am (AEST) * Includes lunch at conclusion of session

For 5 – 11 years: Rhythms of Resilience

Sharing Tulli’s Smile Fund is proud to bring their music program Rhythms of Resilience to the 2024 JDRF Type 1 Summit. This event is suitable for children and young adults with a passion for music and an interest in connecting with other members of the T1D community through music.

Facilitated by registered music therapists Vas and Annalise, Rhythms of Resilience aims to build community and capacity of young people with T1D through songwriting.

Participants will be supported through the process of creating and recording an original group song that reflects their experiences living with T1D. No prior musical experience is necessary – whether you’re a budding wordsmith interested in writing lyrics, an amateur guitar player who can create a great riff, or a music mega-fan who’s always got a song stuck in your head, there’ll be something in this workshop for you.


For 12+ years: Win it in a minute

Teens will be given fun challenges to complete in teams, winning points and competing for a coveted trophy.

 

Build-a-Bear workshop (kids) / Rhythms of Resilience (teens) – 2pm (AEST)

For 5 – 11 years: Build a Bear workshop

Our young attendees are encouraged to create their own unique stuffed toy. The toys will holds a personal message for someone they love who helps them manage their T1D.


For 12+ years: Rhythms of Resilience

Sharing Tulli’s Smile Fund is proud to bring their music program Rhythms of Resilience to the 2024 JDRF Type 1 Summit. This event is suitable for children and young adults with a passion for music and an interest in connecting with other members of the T1D community through music.

Facilitated by registered music therapists Vas and Annalise, Rhythms of Resilience aims to build community and capacity of young people with T1D through songwriting.

Participants will be supported through the process of creating and recording an original group song that reflects their experiences living with T1D. No prior musical experience is necessary – whether you’re a budding wordsmith interested in writing lyrics, an amateur guitar player who can create a great riff, or a music mega-fan who’s always got a song stuck in your head, there’ll be something in this workshop for you.

 

Performance / motivational session – 3.30pm (AEST)

Our child and teens attendees are invited to join the last session of the day to hear from inspirational people living with T1D.

They will also have the chance to perform their group songs from the Rhythms of Resilience sessions for the audience.

 

Summit ends – 4.15pm (AEST)

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