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Welcome to your home base for Friday, July 17th! Today, we have a full day of programming for parents and adults, some terrific youth sessions, exhibit hall hours to meet with our sponsors, and the Closing Keynote with George Canyon. Evening events include Posters with the Faculty, Family Movie Night, and a Virtual Mixology Session. Check out the links below, which are organized by time slots, for information on what’s on tap for today.

Fri July 17

Virtual FFL Orlando Daily Conference Schedule for Friday, July 17

Click on individual session boxes below to join in.
Sessions will start at their indicated times (Eastern US).
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All Day Meeting Rooms - All Times Eastern US

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Coronado Hallway

Catch up with your FFLs in the Coronado Hallway.
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Fiesta Hallway

Stop by the Fiesta Hallway to Chat with your FFLs.
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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FFL Info Desk

Got questions? Find answers at the FFL Info Desk.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dedicated Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours 8:00 - 9:00 am Eastern US

Virtual Friends for Life Orlando Exhibit Hall
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We’re proud to be bringing our Exhibit Hall to VFFLO, and we’re really grateful that our sponsors and our supporters have worked with us to see our vision for this year’s virtual event come to life.

Sessions from 9:00 - 9:45 am Eastern US

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Eye Health: Focus on Diabetes

Jeffry D. Gerson, OD, FAAO and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE

Diabetic eye disease is a common complication of diabetes, affecting a third or more of people with diabetes over age 40. The simplest way to prevent or delay disease and vision loss caused by diabetes is to get an annual eye exam. Along with diabetes educators, eye care professionals can help you understand the symptoms of diabetes-related eye disease – and help with early intervention. Eye care professionals are critical members of your diabetes care team. Join us and learn from an expert on how to keep your eyes healthy and your vision strong. This session is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, Focus on Diabetes Initiative.

9:00 - 9:45 in Webinar 1

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Hybrid Closed Loop Systems: The Next Evolution of Diabetes Management

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

Insulin pumps and glucose sensors can now communicate and automate insulin delivery through use of computer algorithms, but they can’t do it all on their own. Success with these systems requires a partnership between the technology and the person living with diabetes. Find out how hybrid closed loop systems work, the pros/cons of the various options, and how to maximize their performance.

9:00 - 9:45 in Webinar 2

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Sugar Surfing Workshop

Stephen Ponder, MD, FAAP, CDE

Sugar Surfing is based on an awareness of one’s blood sugar trends using a continuous glucose monitoring system or by use of frequent blood glucose checks with a handheld meter. In this Sugar Surfing Workshop, Dr. Stephen Ponder will teach attendees how to steer their own glycemic trendlines based on careful analysis and interpretation of recurring glycemic patterns. A method to allow each attendee to individualize their technique will be revealed. The concepts of pivoting, taking the drop, interpreting inflections, and appreciating the difference of a shelf versus drift, will be discussed. To get the most out of this session, attendees are encouraged to watch our Sugar Surfing with Dr. Stephen Ponder Screenside Chat before attending this session.

9:00 - 9:45 in Webinar 3

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Parenting with T1D

Sean Oser, MD, MPH, Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDCES, Scott Johnson, Noor Alramahi, and Jay Hewitt

Parenthood is the longest learning curve in the world (with diabetes as a close second, at times), but connecting with your parenting peers helps. Join this honest and lively discussion about sharing snacks, explaining low blood sugars to your child, and dealing with diabetes from the perspective of parents who live with it.

This session is for adults with type 1 diabetes and their significant others only. Due to the nature of this session, attendees must have their camera and audio on to participate. This session will not be recorded.

9:00 - 9:45 in Meeting 4

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Label Up! Everything You Wanted to Know About Food Labels But Were Afraid to Ask

Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES

Do you find food shopping and label reading to be an overwhelming and daunting task? You’re not alone! With over 45,000 different items available for purchase in a typical supermarket, it’s important to be a food label expert. During this session, Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDCES, FADCES, will discuss how to read food labels and decipher common terms such as sugar-free, low sodium, natural, and organic. If you are wondering about sell-by dates, ingredient lists, or the proposed new nutrition facts labels, this session is for you.

9:00 - 9:45 in Webinar 5

Youth Sessions from 10:00 - 10:30 am Eastern US

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Kiddie Kove (Age 0-5)

Story Time with Miss Helen

It’s story time! Join Miss Helen as she reads a story to the Kiddie Kove kids, and helps facilitate a special activity that will go along with the book.

10:00 - 10:30 in the Kiddie Kove Webinar Room

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Elementary (Age 6-8)

Scavenger Hunt

Are you ready to go on a CWD Scavenger Hunt with our Elementary team? We'll share the list at the beginning of the session -- it's a surprise!

10:00 - 10:30 in the Elementary Meeting Room

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Tween (Age 9-12)

Tween Program: De-stressing with Lauren Bongiorno

Stress is a tricky beast, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Join us for a way to de-was stress and learn ways to take care of yourself. Lauren Bongiorno will lead this session in breathing exercises to help us relax during these moments we need it most. Lauren’s participation is supported by Insulet.

10:00 - 10:30 in the Tween Webinar Room

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Teen (Age 13-17)

Faces of Diabetes with Hannah Opdenaker

Join Teen Leader Hannah for a Faces of Diabetes project. Using paper and drawing tools, she will explore some creative diabetes-related art projects with teens.

10:00 - 10:30 in the Teen Meeting Room

Sessions from 10:45 - 11:30 am Eastern US

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JDRF Research Update

Aaron Kowalski, PhD

Research continues to make significant progress toward life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat and prevent T1D--even amidst the current health crisis. Join JDRF President and CEO Aaron Kowalski, PhD for a virtual highlight reel showcasing incredible advances of the past year. This includes additional automated systems getting into the hands of people with diabetes, including children four years and older; several beta cell therapies showing insulin production in clinical testing; and most significantly, a preventive therapy demonstrating three or more years of delay in disease onset.

10:45 - 11:30 in Webinar 1

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The Long and Winding Road

Moira McCarthy

What does it feel like as you enter your third decade of being a D-Parent or PWD? Moira McCarthy’s daughter was diagnosed 23 years ago this fall. Join her as she shares tips, trials, trip ups and triumphs from those years and how to stay positive and focused all the way (okay, most of the way!) along YOUR long and winding road. We will talk burnout, advocacy, changes in your diabetes relationships over the years, and more. Bring your own challenges and we’ll work them out. Whether you are new to type 1 diabetes or a long timer, this talk is for you.

10:45 - 11:30 in Webinar 2

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Is This an Eating Disorder? Body Image and Disordered Eating with T1D

Diana Naranjo, PhD, Asha Brown, Daniele Hargenrader, and Noor Alramahi

Diabetes management requires an intense focus on food, numbers, and blood glucose “control,” which may all contribute to the increased risk of eating disorders among people with type 1 diabetes. Join We Are Diabetes Executive Director Asha Brown, Clinical Health Psychologist Diana Naranjo, Diabetes Dominator Daniele Hargenrader, and We Are Diabetes Senior Mentor Noor Alramahi as they explore the prevalence and risks of living with type 1 diabetes and an eating disorder.

10:45 - 11:30 in Webinar 3

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Diabetes Can Be Complicated

Sean Oser, MD, MPH, Scott Johnson, Chris Aldred, and Michelle Auerbach

Diabetes complications aren’t talked about because they are still associated with blame and shame. But diabetes-related complications need to be talked about, and dealt with, in order to remain as healthy as possible. Join Sean, Scott, Chris, and Michelle for a safe and open discussion about the fear and hope that comes with any additional diagnosis.

This session is for adults with type 1 diabetes and their significant others only. No parents or teens are permitted. Due to the nature of this session, attendees must have their camera and audio on to participate.This session will not be recorded.

10:45 - 11:30 in Meeting 4

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Diabetes in the Workplace

Emily Cook, RD

Join the team from College Diabetes Network (CDN) to learn all there is to know about diabetes in the workplace. Whether you're a current college-aged student, or you've already started out in the workforce, learn more about the tools that will help you navigate the unique workplace challenges you face as a person with diabetes. After a presentation from the CDN team, join in a facilitated discussion to share your own workplace experiences and have your questions answered by people who have “been there.”

10:45 - 11:30 in Meeting 5

Youth Sessions from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Eastern US

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Kiddie Kove (age 0-5)

Exercise with Harold

Have you met Harold? He’s CWD’s resident fitness expert and all-around-energetic guy. Get ready to get fit and have fun with Harold! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for exercise, and be sure to have low blood sugar treatments on hand. (Parents – feel free to join this session with your child!) This pre-recorded session will be broadcast through the Kiddie Kove Zoom meeting room.

11:45 - 12:15 in the Kiddie Kove Webinar Room

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Elementary (Age 6-8)

Tree of Life

This session is centered around life goals, and kids will be working with a templated craft. Please download and print the craft template before attending this session so that we can work on our creations together! Make sure to bring to the session glue, scissors, colored markers, and the tree template. If needed, please assist with cutting leaves from the craft template, which we will then write our goals on. Once all leaves have been cut, we will glue those to the tree. The finished product will be a tree of colorful leaves with many different goals written on the leaves.

11:45 - 12:15 in the Elementary Meeting Rooms

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Tween (Age 9-12)

Let’s Build a Carb Creature

Did you say a crab creature? No – we’re talking CARBS! During this just-for-tweens craft activity, we’ll be building a creature made out of carbs. We’ll also be taking pictures of the carb-creatures and sharing them on social media – be sure to tag your photos with the #FFLOrlando20 hashtag!

11:45 - 12:15 in the Tween Meeting Room

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Teen (Age 13-17)

Tech Talk with Samantha Lange

Samantha Lange, BSN, RN, CDE will be talking about the current diabetes technology that’s available. Bring your tech questions and get some tech answers!

11:45 - 12:15 in the Teen Webinar Room

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Dedicated Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours 12:30 - 2:00 pm Eastern US
Last chance to visit our sponsors and exibitors

Virtual Friends for Life Orlando Exhibit Hall
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We’re proud to be bringing our Exhibit Hall to VFFLO, and we’re really grateful that our sponsors and our supporters have worked with us to see our vision for this year’s virtual event come to life.

Sessions from 2:15 - 3:00 pm Eastern US

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It’s Not Your Fault, or A Look at System Errors in Diabetes Care

Rayhan Lal, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Rayhan Lal will discuss what makes predicting the future with diabetes very difficult. Topics covered will include differences in insulin action (even within the same person), infusion set issues, the limits of interstitial glucose sensing, counter-regulatory hormones, exercise, the honeymoon period, pregnancy, age, and diet.

2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 1

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Moms' Discussion Group

Lauren Lanning and Leigh Fickling, MEd, MS, JD

Join CWD moms Lauren Lanning and Leigh Fickling for a meeting of the Moms of Friends for Life (aka the “MoFFLs"). Please download the coloring book. This session is for moms only, please.

2:15 - 3:00 in Meeting 2

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Dads' Discussion Group

Justin Masterson and Tom Karlya

Back again by popular demand ... the Dads' Hour (well, 45 minutes)! Whether you’re new to diabetes or have been at this a long time, there is always good information to be shared in a forum like this. Join your facilitators for some great interaction between dads who “get it.” Dads only, please.

2:15 - 3:00 in Meeting 3

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Athletes Panel Discussion

Jimmy Dodson

Join Jimmy Dodson for a panel discussion with elite athletes living with type 1 diabetes. This session will encourage you to achieve your athletic goals! Bring questions and prepare to be inspired.

2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 4

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Ask the Expert: T1D and Your Body

Sean Oser, MD, MPH

In this session for young adults, Sean Oser, MD, MPH, and person living with type 1 diabetes for over 25 years, will answer questions. Bring your concerns and they’ll be addressed, discreetly and thoroughly, in this closed session.

This session is for young adults with type 1 diabetes only. No parents or teens are permitted. Due to the nature of this session, attendees must have their camera and audio on to participate. This session will not be recorded.

2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 5

Youth Sessions from 3:15 - 3:45 pm Eastern US

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Kiddie Kove (age 0-5)

Going on a Bug Hunt: Virtual Insect Adventure

Parker Grand, California State Park Educator, returns for another Kiddie Kove adventure as he shares the fascinating insects that creep, crawl, and fly within our parks, our homes, and our own backyards. Prepare to learn about some fantastic creatures!

3:15 - 3:45 in the Kiddie Kove Webinar Room

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Elementary (Age 6-8)

Relax and Get Ready for George Canyon

No elementary session. Just relax a bit while we all get ready for George Canyon's Closing Keynote.

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Tween (Age 9-12)

Relax and Get Ready for George Canyon

Tween Leaders will be here during this open-forum session to chat. Feel free to drop in and say hi, or ask some questions, or hang out with your friends for life. And be sure to relax a bit while we all get ready for George Canyon's Closing Keynote.

3:15 - 3:45 in the Tween Meeting Room

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Teen (Age 13-17)

Relax and Get Ready for George Canyon

No teen session. Just relax a bit while we all get ready for George Canyon's Closing Keynote.

Session from 4:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern US

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Closing Keynote

George Canyon

George Canyon is much more than a multi award-winning Canadian Country Music Artist. Helping others has always been a huge priority for him, particularly for Children with Diabetes and his work as National Spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada (JDRF). It’s a cause close to Canyon’s heart, starting from when he himself was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. Join George for this closing keynote session, where he’ll be talking with and singing for our Friends for Life families. This is an event you do not want to miss!

4:00 - 5:00 in Webinar 1

Exercise Break from 5:15 - 5:45 pm Eastern US

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Family Workout with Lauren Salko

Sponsored by Tandem

Join Professional Freestyle Skier Lauren Salko for a 30 minute family workout session to help you get moving between sessions! All fitness levels are welcome. If you received a fitness band in your Box of FFL, bring it along.
Note: The t:slim X2 insulin pump is approved for individuals 6 years of age and greater.

5:15 - 5:45 in the Tandem Room

Evening Program - All Times Eastern US

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Posters with the Faculty

Our work at Children with Diabetes is always rooted in science and research, and we’re proud to continue our tradition of sharing the latest in diabetes research with our community. Friends for Life faculty member, Sean Oser, MD, MPH, will lead a review of six scientific posters from our conference faculty, introducing presenters and helping facilitate questions. Each poster presentation team will share the latest in their research and will take a few questions from attendees. This is an interactive, hands-on way to get a look at what’s at the cutting edge of diabetes research.

6:00 - 7:00 in Webinar 1

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Family Movie Night

Sponsored by Dexcom

Continuing with decades of tradition, Friends for Life will once again feature Family Movie Night on Friday! Put on your PJs, wrap up in your favorite fuzzy blanket, pop some popcorn, grab a beverage, and pick your favorite family movie to watch at home. At 7 pm, our Zoom room will open, and parents and kids alike can visit with one another while watching their movies. Snuggle in for a fun night after a great day of sessions!

7:00 - 9:00 in Meeting 2

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“Splash of DASH™ – An Omnipod® Virtual Mixology Session” hosted by the 3 Insulet Amigos – Derek, Mike and Alex

Sponsored by Insulet

Ready for the Three Insulet Amigos to provide a comical and informative demo of a tasty cocktail and a mocktail? Adults and parents, come join the Insulet team members for some entertainment and laughs while your kids watch the family movie. There’s no better way to kick-start your weekend than spending some time with Derek, Mike, and Alex. Be sure to download the drink recipe so you can follow along! Cheers!

8:00 - 10:00 in Meeting 3

Fri July 17

Virtual FFL Orlando Daily Conference Schedule for Friday, July 17

Click on individual session boxes above to join in.
Sessions will start at their indicated times (Eastern US).
Use password provided in email.

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