Houston EXPO 2014

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URGENT: See Getting to the Houston EXPO for an update on issues involving the new construction around NRG Park.

The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.

Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO Houston and Join the Millions® in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Learn how to live healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes for you and your family.

Make sure you get to EXPO early so you don’t miss a thing!

  • Come and meet Dominique Wilkins and other NBA Legends.
  • Attendees can participate in cooking demonstrations, talk to the more than 90 exhibitors and listen to leading expert’s educational programming for diabetes management, prevention and healthy living.
  • Free Health Screenings, including Blood Glucose, A1C, Blood Pressure and more!

Pre-register today for the Houston EXPO and you will also be entered into a weekly drawing. Each week we'll be giving away a $50 gas gift card to a lucky winner! (Total of 4 drawings.)

Have a question about EXPO? Please contact Mary Baumann at 713-977-7706 ext. 6093 or mbaumann@diabetes.org.

EXPO at a Glance

Main Stage

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Opening Welcome to Houston Expo 2014
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the American Diabetes Association Leadership Board Members and Community Leaders.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Diabetes Open Panel Discussion
Leslie Robinett, Associate Director, Houston American Diabetes Association, Panel moderator

  • Maria Belalcazar, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Director of Inpatient Diabetes Programs, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • Ms. Kathy Butler, Attorney at Law, Butler & Harris, Chair of Advocacy Committee, American Diabetes Association Southeast Regional Chapter
  • Dale Hamilton, MD, Director Bioenergetics Lab, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Interim Division Head, Endocrinology, The Methodist Hospital
  • Craig Johnston, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics-Nutrition at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center; Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Victor Lavis, MD, Professor, Departments of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders and of General Internal Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Could my Child Have Type 2 Diabetes?
Siripoom McKay, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, Baylor College of Medicine

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children
Jake Kushner, MD, Chief, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

11:30 a.m. to Noon
ZUMBA Fitness Demonstration
Tracie Brothers, Sugar Land Lifetime Fitness Group Fitness Instructors
Sponsored by Sugar Land Lifetime Fitness

Greater Houston Red Rider/Strider Group Photo

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
The Five Minute Bootcamp Fitness demonstration
Marwin Kline, founder of Zero to Sixty Sports Performance Fitness Trainer

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Diabetes and the Blues: Overcoming Depression
Vikram Mehra, PA, Board Certified General and Geriatric Psychiatry

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
An Inspiration for Healthy Living
Dominique Wilkins, Basketball Legend
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Diabetes and Sexual Dysfunction
Glen Cunningham, MD, Professor Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Managing Diabetes: The Next Step
Jose Cardenas, A1C Individual; Gary Montuori, A1C Champion; Steve Willie, A1C Individual

3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Education Stage

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
What's Happening with Medicaid and Medicare?
Melissa Scarborough, Provider Communications Specialist at Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sponsored by Maximus

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Silver Sneakers Fitness Program
Tatiana Bechard, Senior Event Specialist

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Advanced Wound Care
John Thomas, MD, Internist

11:30 a.m. to Noon
The Great Sugar Story: Prediabetes and the Coming Tsunami of Diabetes
Alan Hopkins, MD, PreDiabetes Center Medical Director

Noon-12:30 p.m.
Cart Smarts with H-E-B
Rita Zapien, MS, RD, LD, CDE, H-E-B Nutrition Services, H-E-B Houston Regional Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hispanic Food Nutrition Strategies for Blood Pressure & Diabetes
MeriTerese Racanelli, MS, Nutritionist and Food Scientist of Goya Foods, Inc.
Sponsored by Goya Foods, Inc.

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Latin Dance Performance
Ambassadors International Ballet Folklórico

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Heart Healthy and Living with Diabetes Cardiologist
Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine

Cooking Stage

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Chicken Mezzaluna
Chef Thomas Valdivieso
Sponsored by Aramark

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Double Orange-Glazed Pork Mini-Chops and Strawberry Spinach Salad
Chef Doreen Colondres
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Chickpea, Tomato and Cilantro Salad with Peanuts and Tangy Green Bean Side Dish
Chef and Author Charles Mattocks

1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Livit Roasted Chicken Dinner
Chef Scotty Campbell

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mini chuletas de cerdo glaseadas a la naranja y una ensalada de espinacas con fresas
Doreen Colandres

Lecture Hall Room 103B

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Diabetes 101 (Vision General de la Diabetes)
Jackie Parsons, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Living Healthy with Diabetes
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Type 2 Diabetes in the Pediatric Population
Debbie Madden, MS, RD, LD, CSSD, CDE, Clinical Diabetes Specialist

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Meal Planning and Healthy Living with Diabetes
Luz Torres, MS, RD, LD, CDE, Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, St. Joseph Medical Center

Getting to the Houston EXPO

Visit nrgpark.com/directions-parking for directions and parking information.

Urgent - New Construction Issues

Due to area construction, METRO Rail service will not be available on Saturday. METRO will operate dedicated "700 Rail Shuttle" buses every 10 minutes during regular rail service hours. Bus service requires more travel time, so please allow more time for your trip. METRO personnel will be available to provide assistance. Download this PDF for more detailed information about closures.

Important information about construction in the area of NRG Park (PDF).

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