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19 - Aug
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:Miami, Miami,, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, 33131
What: The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is hosting a FREE virtual town hall titled School, Diabetes & the Vaccine to answer all questions and concerns from parents on the return to school, especially during the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant Why: A panel of pediatric experts can answer live questions and provide parents, students, and teachers with tips to develop an action plan for children returning to the classroom, including: - COVID-19 related 504 plan considerations - Safety during sports activities - Impact of limited access to school nurses - Fears and emotional issues, and so much more When: Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. ET Where: Zoom Video Conference -- FREE registration available: Who: Discussion and live Q&A will be moderated by Jay Skyler, MD, Deputy Director of Clinical Research and Academic Programs at the Diabetes Research Institute, with a national panel of experts: - Janine Sanchez, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Diabetes Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami - Aleida M. Sanchez, APRN, FNP-BC, CDCES, Director of Patient Education, University of Miami, Diabetes Research Institute - Dara Melnick, Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years Media Opps: Interview opportunities with panelists and families available, including on the following topics: - Addressing mental health and emotional stress that families and students affected by T1D may feel when going back to school - Tips and best practices for kids of all ages to avoid spread of COVID-19 - Helpful tools and guidelines for the type 1 diabetes community this fall - Families share their experiences and concerns - Discuss making the transition from living at home to going to college ### About the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation