Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change.

Inspirational Stage - Main Stage 

The Inspirational Stage will be located within Hall F—exact times and additional presenters will be added to the schedule in January. Check out the Speaker Bios to learn more about our presenters.

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Jamie Atlas, BSc Neuroscience
International Health & Wellness Presenter and 9News's Fitness Expert
5280 Magazine Top Fitness Trainer 2011-2014
Owner, Bonza Bodies Fitness Studios

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Creating the Ultimate You! Transform Your Body and Mind with Weight Loss
Holly Wyatt, MD

Medical Director, CU Anschutz Health & Wellness Center
ABC's Extreme Weight Loss Show
Co-Author - "State of Slim"
With Special Guests: Extreme Weight Loss Season 4 Cast Members - Charita Smith & Bruce Pitcher; and "State of Slim" Participant - John Hagen. Hear their stories of transformation!

1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts
Cooking Demonstration with Linda Gassenheimer

TV and radio personality, syndicated journalist, best-selling author, spokesperson and food consultant.

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hazel Miller
Singer, The Hazel Miller Band
Enjoy a special perfromance and personal story of living with type 2 diabetes!

Empowerment Stage - Education Stage

The Education Stage will be located in the hallway outside of Hall F.

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
The Ins and Outs of Diabetes Research
Panel Discussion led by Dr. McDermott

  • Marc Cornier, MD – Exercise & Obesity
  • Bob Eckel, MD – Type 2 Diabetes Research
  • Paul Wadwa, MD – Closed Loop System

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The Emotional Side of Diabetes: Patient and Family Perspective Panel
Panel Discussion led by Whitney Stone, LPC

  • Becky Salas - living type 1 diabetes, mother of child with type 1 diabetes
  • Mara Schwartz, CDE - living with type 1 diabetes, breast cancer survivor
  • Mike Littwin - living with type 1 diabetes
  • MeMe O'Brien - living with type 2 diabetes

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Diabetes Complications from Head to Toe
Panel Discussion

  • Neurology – Dianna Quan, MD
  • Retinopathy – Richard Stiverson, MD
  • Urology – Ty Hitachi, MD
  • Periodontal – Lonnie Johnson, DDT
  • Nephrology – Harmeet Singh, MD, FASN, FACP

Presented by Delta Dental

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
My Story Living with Diabetes Macular Edema
Patient Ambassador Doug
Presented by Regeneron

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Safe at School Workshop
MiChelle McGarry, MSN, RN, CPNP, CUNP - American Diabetes Association Lead Parent Advocate - Colorado

Ultimate You Stage

The Ultimate You Stage will be located within Hall F.

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Healthy Tips for Eating Out
Katie Filkins, RD

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
A1C Champion - Norma Cannon
Presented by Sanofi

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Diabetes Prevention Program & Nutrition (In Spanish)
Malena Podermo

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
There's an App for That
Jean Unger, BSN, RN, CDE

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Easy Ways to Exercise
Renee Paul