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CWD's Masterpiece Product Theater (MPT) is a way for the diabetes industry and entrepreneurial community to connect with the CWD family through dedicated webinar meetings hosted by the CWD team, featuring industry partners. Held on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8 pm ET, these discussions are an opportunity for companies and partners to hold a focus group, introduce a new product, feature a speaker from their roster, or hold a roundtable discussion on a topic of their choice.

See below for the Masterpiece Product Theater schedule and links to past sessions.

Nutreat: A New Snack

with Leonardo V. Riella, M.D. Ph.D., Rodolfo Coelho, and Cátia Coelho. Moderated by Marissa Town, BSN, RN, CDCES.

Eating healthy foods can be challenging, and having diabetes adds an extra layer of complexity. Hear from the founders and one of the scientists behind the development of Nutreat, a product designed to help satisfy your sweet tooth without causing high blood sugars, Nutreat also gives your body natural nourishment to help improve your intestinal microbiome.

Tuesday, September 28th at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT

Leonardo V. Riella, M.D. Ph.D. is the Harold and Ellen Danser Endowed Chair in Transplantation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School. Dr. Riella is the Director of Kidney Transplantation at MGH and a Senior Investigator at the Center for Transplantation Science.

Dr. Riella’s research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of immune regulation and how the diet may impact the immune system and kidney disease. His lab uses multiple animal models of auto-immune kidney disease and transplantation including kidney, heart and lung murine to better understand the immune response and investigate specific interventions to control the immune response and improve survival.

Rodolfo Coelho is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nutreat. In his previous life as an executive, he worked for companies such as AB Inbev, Burger King and Kraft Heinz. He also led AbleTo, a healthcare startup that has been doing teletherapy way before the pandemic. Rodolfo loves to navigate the intersection of consumer goods, science and people. He has seen big and small, local and global, logic and magic. Now he is using all this experience to help evolve the food industry towards a healthier, more caring future. A retired surfer and (still) avid skier, Rodolfo received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is married to Cátia, his lifelong partner, and they have 3 very cool kids.

Cátia Coelho is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Nutreat. Responsible for R&D, New Product Development and Consumer Advocacy, Cátia is the mastermind behind Nutreat. She spent the first decade of her professional life in the Food & Beverage industry, in addition to her career in Healthcare. As a therapist, she witnessed firsthand the impact of nutrition in the care of her patients, either while treating patients with substance abuse and severe mental health issues, or strengthening children's brain development through protein-rich diets. This knowledge, coupled with her diabetes family history led her to focus on effective ways to transform the food industry from a cause of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity to an ally in prevention and management of the same conditions. Cátia received her MS in Mental Health from Nova Southeastern University and is a licenced Psychologist in her native Brazil. Her 3 children were part of the creation of Nutreat either taking notes, helping with prototyping and manufacturing or simply as guinea pigs. She is married to Rodolfo, her partner at Nutreat, and enjoys balancing her busy life as an entrepreneur with morning jogs or reading a good book.

Previous Masterpiece Product Theaters

Mission Diabetes Control

with Flight Controller and Aerospace Engineer, April Blackwell, and guest, Laila England, moderated by Kerri Sparling

On Tuesday, August 24th, Tandem Diabetes Care joined us for our Masterpiece Product Theater series. April Blackwell shared her experience as a Flight Controller and Aerospace Engineer, and how living with type 1 diabetes naturally incorporates the qualities that flight controllers work tirelessly to instill: discipline, competence, confidence, responsibility, toughness, teamwork, and vigilance.

April was joined by 14-year-old, Laila England, who shares the same dream as April: to be an astronaut with type 1 diabetes exploring space. Laila has raised thousands of dollars to find a cure and better treatments for T1D so that she can break down the barriers that currently prevent her and anyone with diabetes from becoming an astronaut in space.

Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and Treatment Options

with Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

On March 30, 2021 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT, Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE joined the CWD team for our Masterpiece Product Theater series, talking about Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and Treatment Options.

Please watch this conversation about treatment options for low blood sugar emergencies. Gary presented on behalf of Xeris Pharmaceuticals®, and will discuss effectiveness, usability, and safety information.

Freestyle Libre 2, Living with T1D, and the MyFreeStyle Program

with Bernetta Knighten, Anjum Ansari, and Kelcie Pappas

On December 15, 2020, we were joined by Bernetta Knighten, Anjum Ansari, and Kelcie Pappas to discuss the new FreeStyle Libre 2, living with diabetes, and the new and exciting MyFreeStyle program.

This presentation was on behalf of Abbott Diabetes Care and Freestyle Libre 2.


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