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Parents Empowering Parents Mini-Conference

***Online registration is now closed. You can still register at the door.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
10:00am - 2:00pm

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1870 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, FL

$10 per person
$5 parking
Reservations required - space is limited
Lunch will be served

About the event:
Ready for some P.E.P. talk? Join the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation for a mini-conference focusing on the psycho-social issues of diabetes. Learn about getting through every day and reclaiming “balance” in your lives, plus...

* Problem Solving - Emotions: the Missing Link
* Meeting new challenges  - school, sleepovers, camp, puberty, college, life
* Communication with humor and empathy
* Coping with the “new normal”
* Managing Marriage - there are Saturday nights after diagnosis

Program Agenda:

Professionals Panel Discussions:
“DRI Research Update”
Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Diabetes Research Institute

“Better Communication with Your Health Team”
Robin Nemery, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Panel Discussion Facilitator
Wendy Satin Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW
Clinical Psychologist
Adjunct Professor, Diabetes Research Institute

“Diet, Nutrition & Exercise”
Kellie Rodriguez, MSN, CDE, CPT
Director of Patient Eduction, Diabetes Research Institute

“Effective Family Communication”
Ilene Vinikoor, LCSW
Individual, Marriage & Family Therapist

“Parents Empowering Parents” and “Peers Empowering Peers” (for kids and teens)

Topics include:
• Why is Diabetes so Hard?
• Siblings and Their Feelings
• Tech Talk
• Camp
• 504 Plans
• Teens

Role Playing & Interaction

For more information please contact:
Barbara Singer
(800) 321-3437
(954) 964-4040 Ext. 105

The whole family will leave feeling hopeful and refreshed.  Join us!

Sponsored by:

Hosted by:
P.E.P. Squad (Parents Empowering Parents)
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation


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200 S. Park Road, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021
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