DECA 2024 Diabetes Camp & Retreat Medical Conference Program – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

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8:00am PDT (GMT-7) /
11:00am EDT (GMT-4)

Welcome & Connect to Purpose

Ryan McDonough, DO
Terry Ackley
Lisa Gier

8:15am PDT (GMT-7) /
11:15am EDT (GMT-4)

Mental Health Concerns at Diabetes Camp

During this session we will identify common mental health symptoms of children with type 1 diabetes, describe how these symptoms may impact campers’ ability to have a positive experience, and integrate ways to support campers with mental health issues into your role.

8:45am PDT (GMT-7) /
11:45am EDT (GMT-4)

ViewsEMR (Use & Outcomes Data)

Outcomes at Diabetes camp from using remote monitoring systems and an EMR system.

9:15am PDT (GMT-7) /
12:15pm EDT (GMT-4)

Asthma, Allergies, and Injuries...All Things Not Diabetes at Camp

“Asthma, Allergies and Injuries. All things Not Diabetes at Camp” will focus on asthma exacerbations as well as a few injuries and rashes.  The presentation will include a discussion of presentation and management of minor injuries such as simple lacerations/abrasions. We will also cover clinical symptoms and treatment of extremity injuries including but not limited to upper extremity buckle fractures and fibula fractures.  We will also cover.   Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about identifying and treating common rashes such as impetigo and contact dermatitis rashes they may encounter during camp.

10:00am PDT (GMT-7) /
1:00pm EDT (GMT-4)

Break - DECA Sponsor Presentations

During this 15-minute break you will have the opportunity to switch to our DECA Sponsor Zoom session to hear about their products & services!

10:15am PDT (GMT-7) /
1:15pm EDT (GMT-4)

DIY Insulin Pump Systems

Overview of OS-AID and how to make adjustments at camp.

10:45am PDT (GMT-7) /
1:45pm EDT (GMT-4)

The iLet Bionic Pancreas

Dr. Russell will provide an introduction to the iLet Bionic Pancreas, an automated insulin delivery system that determines 100% of insulin doses, and will provide information on best practices for managing patients using the iLet. 

11:30am PDT (GMT-7) /
2:30pm EDT (GMT-4)

Smartphones and Youth: Navigating Use at Camp

In this session participants will identify emotions tied to cell phone use and discuss ways to minimize the distraction of cell phones at camp.

12:00pm PDT (GMT-7) /
3:00pm EDT (GMT-4)

Break - DECA Sponsor Presentations

During this 15-minute break you will have the opportunity to switch to our DECA Sponsor Zoom session to hear about their products & services!

12:15pm PDT (GMT-7) /
3:15pm EDT (GMT-4)

Automated Insulin Delivery Goes to Camp

Automated insulin systems are amazing but they can at times be a challenge in the camping environment.  Learn tips to assure kids are safe at your camp when on technology such as AID systems.

1:00pm PDT (GMT-7) /
4:00pm EDT (GMT-4)

Beyond Medical: A Program View

Learn key takeaways of how to work with and alongside your program staff to create a safe and fun environment for the youth and families you serve. We will also dive into risk management as a medical staff in a program world. 

1:45pm PDT (GMT-7) /
4:45pm EDT (GMT-4)

Adjunctive & Off-Label Therapies

Please join Natalie in a talk about use of type 2 medications in persons with type 1 diabetes: What do we know, how do we use them, and how do we get them covered.

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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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.