Pittsburgh EXPO 2014

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 Pittsburgh 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.

Have a question about EXPO? For more information on the Pittsburgh EXPO or for sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, contact Terri Seidman at 412-824-1181 ext. 4608 or tseidman@diabetes.org.

EXPO at a Glance

Special Guests

Meet and greet local personality, Jennifer Antkowiak.  Jennifer will be on the Divabetic Stage at 2:00 pm presenting the CaregiverHQ award and leading a Fun Fitness Mash-Up! on the Move and Groove Floor at 2:15 pm.

Jennifer Antkowiak
Jennifer Antkowiak is a local celebrity whose roles include those of mom, author, caregiver advocate and coach, fitness instructor and TV news anchor. Jennifer will be on the Divabetic Stage at 2 p.m. presenting "Diabetes: Taking Care of You" and at 2:15 p.m. on the Move and Groove Floor with "Fun Fitness Mash-Up!"


Rufus Dorsey, Featured Speaker

Rufus Dorsey
Rufus Dorsey is an actor and writer, known for Ali (2001), Pearl Harbor (2001), Dick (2005) and Gimme Shelter (2013). He is also a certified personal trainer/fitness coach, living with diabetes and has created "D-FORCE for Life," a Diabetes Empowerment Movement. Rufus will be on the Divabetic Stage at noon presenting "My Journey to a Winning Season."

Workshops/Speakers Schedule

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lose Pounds, Not Your Sanity!
Annie McCoy, RD, CDE, LDN, Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliates of the Allegheny Health Network

9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.…
Sleepless in Pittsburgh? How Impaired Sleep Affects People with Diabetes
Eileen R. Chasens, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Managing Diabetes: The Next Step
Sanofi A1C Champion

11:00 a.m. to Noon
Type 2 Diabetes: What's it all about?
Beth Ann Coonrod, PhD, MPH, RN, CDE, Diabetes Disease Management Coordinator St. Clair Hospital Diabetes Center

11:00 a.m. to Noon
Meds: What, When, Where and How
Autumn Stewart, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Duquesne University, Volunteer Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Building Healthy Lifestyles in an Often Toxic World
Elizabeth M. Venditti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic/UPMC

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Diabetes Detective – Uncovering the Unspoken Conditions
Dr. Jennifer Holst, Associate Medical Director of Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliates of the Allegheny Health Network

Healthy Eating Stage

Sponsored by Giant Eagle

9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
South of the Border – Grilled Lime Chicken Fajitas and Fresh Black Bean Salsa
Chef Kyle Blazek and Jill Brooks, RDN, LDN, David Mittelmeier, MBA, CDM, CFPP, St Vincent Hospital
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tastes from Around the World, Comfy Cozy Vegetable Curry
Chef Jeff Berkowitz
11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Sweet Harvest – Mini Pumpkin Tarts
Pastry Chef Ericka Idler, Savoy Restaurant
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Grocery Shopping & Cooking Tricks to Meet YOUR Carbohydrate Needs 
Apple and Grape Chicken Salad
Tia Wade, MBA, RD, LDN 

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Under the Sea – Maple Glazed Salmon with Pineapple Salsa
Chef Kevin Watson, CEC, CSPP, CDM, Savoy Restaurant

Divabetic Stage

Mr. Divabetic-Max Szadek

Mr. Divabetic and his team of Pittsburgh-based healthcare professionals will present "The Diabetes Time Machine" on the Divabetic Stage. Learn how discoveries over the ages have lead to today's understanding of diabetes. This lively and colorful retelling of the history of diabetes will feature the key moments, major discoveries, amazing innovators and technological advances. Join us for panel discussions, multi-media presentations, fun fitness demonstrations and educational games and prizes!

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Diabetes Time Machine Launches – Diabetes Milestones thru the Decades

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
Mayor's Office, TBD
Karen Hacker, MD, M.P.H., Director, Allegheny County Health Department

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The 1920's – The Discovery of Insulin
The Evolution of The Joslin Diabetes Center
Sponsored by Allegheny Health Network
The Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards™

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The Evolution of the HBA1C
Patricia Bononi, MD-Medical Director
Joslin Center Affiliates at Allegheny Health Network

11:45 a.m. to Noon
Movin and Groovin thru the Decades

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
My Journey to a Winning Season
Rufus Dorsey, Actor, Fitness Trainer
Sponsored by Gateway Health

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Diabetes Time Machine – Diabetes Milestones thru the Decades

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Diabetes: Taking Care of You
Jennifer Antkowiak, CaregiverHQ Advocate

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Movin and Groovin thru the Decades

Move and Groove Activity Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Diabetes Tai Chi
Ruth Wolf RD, LDN, CDE-Allegheny Health Network, Certified Tai Chi for Diabetes Instructor

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Marilyn Clougherty RN, MSN, CDE-Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Group Instructor

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Ball Room Dancing - Foxy and Merenge
Pittsburgh Dance Center

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Line Dancing
Pittsburgh Soul Steppers

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Real Life Yoga Fit
Beth Shaw- Brownie Points Fitness, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Square Dancing
Western Pennsylvania Square & Round Dancing Federation

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
"Get up, get moving and feel better" — IM=X Pilates for Diabetes: Build Core, Strength, Flexibility
Joan Spencer, IM=X Pilates Studio, Pilates Advanced Certified, Master Trainer

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fun Fitness Mash-up!
Jennifer Antkowiak, CaregiverHQAdvocate

Traveling Exhibit

Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin Traveling Exhibition from the New York Historical Society
The discovery of insulin in 1921 marked the first great medical breakthrough of the twentieth century. Thanks to the scientists, physicians, and brave patients who participated in the earliest human insulin experiments, diabetes mellitus was transformed almost overnight from a fatal disease to a chronic but manageable condition. A unique collaboration between the University of Toronto, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Joslin Diabetes Center brought treatment to millions of sufferers, empowering them to take control of their disease. This traveling exhibition chronicles the discovery of insulin, the impact of this breakthrough, and the evolution of insulin production and diabetes patient care throughout the twentieth century.

Sponsored by Lilly Diabetes Grant

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