DECA Conferences and Programs – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Upcoming DECA Conferences & Programs

DECA’s 2024 International Diabetes Camping and Retreat Medical Conference

April 6th, Saturday, 11:00 AM EST – 5:15 PM EST (−04 GMT)

DECA is hosting a virtual conference specifically designed for the Medical Staff, and we’d love to invite you to attend!  The conference will have excellent speakers who will cover everything from the use of advanced technologies to addressing both diabetes and non-diabetes emergencies. Our speakers are excited to share recent advancements in diabetes management and highlight best practices for care at camp.  The target audience is ANYONE who provides medical, nursing, dietetic, or other allied health support services at camps and retreat programs!

This conference is the ultimate professional training and networking meeting for diabetes camping & retreat healthcare leaders worldwide.

Session Topics

  • Mental Health & Diabetes, Heather Feingold, LCSW, LMSW 
  • CampViews -Use & Outcomes Data, Nate Gibson
  • Pumps & Pump Failure Plan, Carla Cox, PhD, RDN, FADCES 
  • DIY Insulin Pump Systems, Rahan Lal, MD
  • iLet Bionic Pancreas, Steven Russell, MD,  PhD
  • Cell Phone Use & Misuse at Camp, Tracey Gaslin, PhD, CPNP, FNP-BC 
  • Non-Diabetes Care at Camp, Tiffany Addington, MD 
  • How to Work w/ Program Staff, Jenna White & Stephen Dauchert 
  • Adjunctive & Off-Label Therapies, Natalie Bellini, DNP, FNP, ADCES

Registration Fee – $129 US

NOTE: DECA Members are eligible for a $25 discount off the registration fee. Request the Promo Code from your organization/camp leadership, or contact

Questions? Contact Terry Ackley, or 239-984-3554.

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) through the joint providership of The Children’s Mercy Hospital and Diabetes Education & Camping Association. The Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Mercy Hospital  designates this conference for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: CME credits are awarded to physicians. Other attendees completing the conference will earn a certificate of attendance. This certificate will state that the activity was approved for CME, and can typically be used to request other types of CE from licensing boards.

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DECA’s 2025 International Diabetes Camp and Retreat Conference

Save the Date!  DECA’s 2025 Diabetes Camping Operations & Programs Conference is scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, USA at the Anatole Hotel on Sunday, February 16th and Monday, February 17th.