Thriveabetes Programme 2016


The Thriveabetes Schedule is divided into 5 sections;

  • Adults living with type 1 diabetes
  • Parents of children with diabetes
  • Children aged 5-8 years
  • Children aged 9-12 years
  • Young people aged 13 – 16 years

We also have a printable version which contains the complete schedule over 2 pages. Links to programmes:  Thriveabetes Adult & Parent Programme 2016 Thriveabetes Youth & Child Programme 2016

Adult Parent Programme
Youth Child Programme

Adults with Type 1 Programme

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Adults with Type 1 Diabetes | Room: TBD

10:00 – 10:30

Check-in & Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45

Opening Keynote:  “Evolution of Diabetes Care”

Gary Scheiner, Author of Think like a Pancreas, Certified Diabetes Educator,

Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services and Person with type 1 diabetes.

11:45 – 12:15

Beverage Break/Networking Exhibitors

12:15 – 1:00

DiAthlete: Going the Distance

Gavin Griffiths,

Founder of DiAthlete; Interim Executive Committee Leader IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes; ultra-endurance athlete with type 1 diabetes; London 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer.

1:00 – 2:30

Buffet Lunch/Networking Exhibitors

2:30 – 3:15

Adult Group Workshop; Topics to be determined by the group,

may include Coping Strategies for Staying the Course!

Facilitated by Joe Solowiejczyk, Kevin Moore, Grainne Flynn & Christine Meehan.

3:15 – 3:45

Beverage Break/Networking Exhibitors

3:45 – 4:30

Carb Counting Techniques
Gary Scheiner

4:30 – 4:45

Leg Stretch Break

4:45 – 5:30

Closing Keynote: The latest research projects in type 1 diabetes and progress on improvements in the Diabetes Care Service

Anna Clarke, Head of Research & Advocacy, Diabetes Ireland

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes | Room: TBD

Parents of Children with Type 1

Section 1

Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes | Room: TBD

10:00 – 10:30

Check-in & Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45

Opening Keynote:  “Evolution of Diabetes Care”

Gary Scheiner, Author of Think like a Pancreas, Certified Diabetes Educator,

Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services and Person with type 1 diabetes.

11:45 – 12:15

Beverage Break/Networking Exhibitors

12:15 – 1:00

Controlling Post-Meal Spikes.
Gary Scheiner

Author of Think like a Pancreas, Certified Diabetes Educator, Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services and Person with type 1 diabetes.

1:00 – 2:30

Buffet Lunch/Networking Exhibitors

2:30 – 3:15

Parent’s Workshop with Parent Advocate Speakers

Divide parents into groups according to the ages of their children with diabetes

Facilitated by Rebecca Flanagan, Penny Robinson, and to be determined.

3:15 – 3:45

Beverage Break/Networking Exhibitors

3:45 – 4:30

Standing Up for Your Child Without Using the Blazing Guns Approach!

Penny Robinson and Joe Solowiejczyk

4:30 – 4:45

Leg Stretch Break

4:45 – 5:30

Closing Keynote: The latest research projects in type 1 diabetes and progress on improvements in the Diabetes Care Service

Anna Clarke, Head of Research & Advocacy, Diabetes Ireland

Thriveabetes Programme for Youth & Child

Age 5 - 8 years

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Age Group

5 – 8 years

Room: TBD

10:00 – 10:30

Check-in & Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45

What’s the Hardest Part for You?
Joe Solowiejczyk

11:45 – 12:15
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

12:15 – 1:00

Puppet Making Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch/Networking Exhibitors;
***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

2:30 – 3:15

Samba Drumming / Circus Skills Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

3:15 – 3:45
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

3:45 – 4:30

Drama Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

4:30 – 4:45

Short Break; no refreshments

4:45 – 5:30

Farewell Session All Groups Together
Fountain Suite
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

Age 9 - 12 years

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Age Group

9 – 12 years

Room: TBD

10:00 – 10:30

Check-in & Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45

Puppet Making Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

11:45 – 12:15
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

12:15 – 1:00

Samba Drumming / Circus Skills Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch/Networking Exhibitors;
***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

2:30 – 3:15

Boys vs. Girls Diabetes Gameshow
Gary Scheiner

3:15 – 3:45
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

3:45 – 4:30

DiAthlete: Going the Distance
Gavin Griffiths, The DiAthlete

4:30 – 4:45

Short Break; no refreshments

4:45 – 5:30

Farewell Session All Groups Together
Fountain Suite
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

Age 13+ years

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Age Group

13+ years

Room: TBD

10:00 – 10:30

Check-in & Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 11:45

Drama Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

11:45 – 12:15
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

12:15 – 1:00

How to drive your parents crazy and still have your A1c in range!
Joe Solowiejczyk

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch/Networking Exhibitors;
***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

2:30 – 3:15

DiAthlete: Going the Distance
Gavin Griffiths,
Founder of DiAthlete; Leader IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes; ultra-endurance athlete with type 1 diabetes; London 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer.

3:15 – 3:45
 Break/Networking Exhibitors;

***All parents need to collect their children for break.***

3:45 – 4:30

Samba Drumming / Circus Skills Workshop
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland

4:30 – 4:45

Short Break; no refreshments

4:45 – 5:30

Farewell Session All Groups Together
Fountain Suite
Provided by Children’s Entertainers Ireland