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Kids n Us Conference - Edmonton

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by cydnimom, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. cydnimom

    cydnimom Approved members

    Nov 8, 2005
    I just wanted to let everyone know what is going on in our neck of the woods...

    Our Kids n Us Conference is being held on April 12th this year in Edmonton, Alberta at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre. It is open to all parents/caregivers and friends and family of children with diabetes (and to whomever is interested really). This is our 20th year for this conference and we are very excited. The conference has grown immensely over the years.

    Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Aaron Kowalski with JDRFi and he will be speaking about the Artificial Pancreas Project. We are very excited about having him with us this year. Our afternoon breakout sessions include topics about insulin pumping options, accessing child/school care, ask an Endocrinologist (newly diagnosed) and (caring for an ill child with diabetes), carb counting/eating normally, diabetes burnout and diabulemia. We also have a separate session for teens which is designed for both teens with T1 and family (siblings) and friends that may have questions or benefit from learning more about diabetes.

    We have a relatively "new" website at: www.kidsnus.ca which gives more information. It also has a link to the registration form. We have also set up a Yahoo group which is basically set up to help parents with T1 children in Northern Alberta and the Territories. It is basically set up to provide information for our area because we all tend to go to the same peds clinic and are dealing with the same school boards and laws, however, whoever wants to join can. It is brand new and our major pitch for this group will be through the conference. You can find a link through our website.

    The cost for attending the seminar is $55.00/family of 4 or $15.00/person. We have childcare for children aged 3 to 12 with fun activities. We also provide breakfast and lunch as well as snacks for kids. We also have a lot vendors/sponsors attending who will be providing information on the newest and greatest gadgets and such!

    Committee Co-Chair
    2008 Kids n Us Conference
    T1-29+ yrs MDI
    Mom to Ryan (7.8 yrs T1-2 yrs)
    and Cody (5 yrs)
  2. whistler

    whistler Approved members

    Dec 17, 2007
    Thanks for the information! Although I am no longer a child I would definitely be interested in attending! :D

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