Future of Diabetes Care

Future of Diabetes Care

July 18 - 19, 2024 | Houston, TX

Innovate, Integrate, Inspire : Transforming Diabetes Care Together

 

Co-Located with the Obesity Innovation Summit

Registration Agenda
- Key Features -
PATIENT-CENTRIC, MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE

Elevate your understanding of diabetes care at our summit. We’re bringing together the diverse expertise of nurses, doctors, dieticians, educators, mental health specialists, exercise physiologists and community health workers to address all facets of diabetes care. Centered on addressing specific patient needs through a holistic approach, our summit will feature experts sharing both successes and challenges encountered in existing systems with multidisciplinary diabetes care teams.

TECHNOLOGY- FOCUSED INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Embark on a dynamic exploration of the latest in diabetes technology at our summit. Maximize the potential of continuous glucose monitoring data, delve into comparisons of cutting-edge insulin pumps, and explore innovations like smart pens, apps, and continuous ketone monitors. Engage in interactive round table sessions designed for an in-depth understanding of these technologies. This summit promises an immersive and hands-on experience, ensuring you not only stay informed but actively participate in shaping the future of diabetes care.

CROSS-INDUSTRY NETWORKING

Immerse yourself in a unique networking experience at our summit, transcending boundaries and connecting with influential figures from various industries. Engage in meaningful discussions with leading experts, including trailblazers from renowned diabetes care institutions. This exclusive opportunity invites you to foster connections within an intimate setting, encouraging collaboration and the exchange of invaluable insights. Join forces with the foremost minds in diabetes care to drive innovation and propel the future of diabetes care forward.

Co-Located Summit

Double the Summits, double the content! Conveniently co-located at the Laura Hotel and running simultaneously, Future of Diabetes Summit delegate pass holders will be able to access all session and networking opportunities of the Obesity Innovation Summit on a complimentary basis.

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Co-Located Summit

Speaker Faculty

Amy Huelle
Amy Huelle
Director of Diabetes Care Services
Maimonides Medical Center
Amy Huelle
Director of Diabetes Care Services
Maimonides Medical Center

Amy Huelle, MPH, RD, LD, CDCES, CDN is a director of diabetes services in New York City. She attended Kansas State University and the University of New Hampshire and holds a Masters of Public Health in addition to being a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist. She has nearly 30 years of experience working in the diabetes and nutrition field and has helped thousands of patients improve their health. She is passionate about reducing the burden of diabetes through patient centered care and diabetes technology. She has given many presentations for communities and medical staff and enjoyed doing some radio and TV spots. She’s passionate about public health and working with underserved communities. In her spare time, she enjoys being in nature as much as possible along with spending time with family and friends. She loves creating new recipes, and traveling.

Ana Maria Paez
Ana Maria Paez
Medical Director & Pediatric Endocrinologist
Driscoll Health System
Ana Maria Paez
Medical Director & Pediatric Endocrinologist
Driscoll Health System

Dr Paez earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Louisiana State University and her Medical
Doctorate at Ponce Health Sciences University. She completed Residency and Fellowship at University of
Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Following fellowship, she joined Driscoll Childrens Hospital
where she has worked for the past 10 years. She currently serves as Medical Director of the Children’s
Diabetes and Endocrine Center of South Texas and Youth Wellness Institute- a Texas A&M University
and Driscoll Health System Partnership.
Dr Paez is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Pediatric Endocrine Society, Endocrine Society and
American Diabetes Association.
Dr Paez has been living in South Texas for the past 16 years and currently resides in Corpus Christi, TX
with her husband. She enjoys stand up paddling on the beautiful waters of the Texas Gulf Coast. Her
interests reside in improving access to care for patients and families, and educating residents and
medical students.

Anastasios Manessis
Anastasios Manessis
Medical Director
Endocrine Associate of West Village PC
Anastasios Manessis
Medical Director
Endocrine Associate of West Village PC

Anastasios Manessis, MD, FACE, ECNU, ABOM, is a double-board certified physician at
Endocrine Associate of West Village PC in Murray Hill, Manhattan, and Long Island City, New York,
specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism and obesity medicine. Dr. Manessis has an
endocrine certification in neck ultrasounds and has extensive experience in diagnosing, treating, and
managing endocrine disorders, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, hormonal dysfunction, and obesity.
Dr. Manessis pursued his undergraduate education at Manhattan College, graduating magna cum laude
with distinction in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at
Buffalo. Dr. Manessis completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at New York
Medical College at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in New York. Following a year as chief medical resident, he
completed a two-year clinical fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, where his research
interest, among others, involved the use of insulin pumps in patients with Type II diabetes.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Manessis was a faculty member in the Department of
Medicine at New York Medical College from 2008-2010. He then joined the faculty of New York University
in 2011. He has been involved in many clinical research projects, including long-term studies to evaluate
the efficacy and safety of GLP-I agonists and weight loss agents. Dr. Manessis’ primary clinical interest
includes the treatment of diabetic patients with insulin pumps and how it has benefited the well-being of
patients in the long-term.
Dr. Manessis’ work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including The New
England Journal of Medicine, Endocrine Practice, and JAMA. He has been named a Super Doctor by The
New York Times Magazine, Best of Queens by the Queens Tribune, and one of America’s Top Physicians
by the Consumers Research Council of America.

Kim Howell
Kim Howell
Co-Founder & Chief Commercialization Officer
Thrive365
Kim Howell
Co-Founder & Chief Commercialization Officer
Thrive365

Meet Kim Howell, the Co-Founder and Chief Commercialization Officer at Thrive365, where she brings her extensive background in brand building, marketing, and communications to the forefront of revolutionizing healthcare. 

A graduate of Purdue University, Kim’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to co-found Thrive365. With a keen understanding of consumer behavior and market dynamics, Kim leads commercialization strategies to drive forward the mission of Thrive365. Her innovative approaches to healthcare delivery and consumer engagement are reshaping the landscape of chronic disease management. Kim’s commitment to empowering individuals to take control of their health is evident in every aspect of her work.

Join Kim and Thrive365 in their mission to empower individuals with greater control over their health, enabling them to live happier and more enriching lives.

Andreas Stuhr
Andreas Stuhr
Formerly Vice President of Global Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Formerly Ascensia Diabetes Care
Andreas Stuhr
Formerly Vice President of Global Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Formerly Ascensia Diabetes Care

Dr. Stuhr is a distinguished global endocrinology, obesity, and diabetes physician executive,
renowned for his strategic prowess, medical acumen, and extensive expertise in the
pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics industry. With a proven track record of success,
he specializes in leading launch strategies and activities in those industries.
In his role as the Head (VP) of Global Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Ascensia
Diabetes Care he drove a transformative shift, from a self-management of blood glucose
monitoring (SMBG) business to a business, commercializing continuous blood glucose
monitoring (CGM). He enabled this by employing his long-standing expertise in patient care in
combination with understanding of how technology impacts care delivery. Notably – he also
played a pivotal role as Global Medical Lead for the Bayer/Ascensia – Medtronic insulin pump
alliance.
With a career spanning Bayer Diabetes Care, Sanofi, Roche Diagnostics North America and
Roche Diagnostics EMEA, Beckton Dickinson as well as Eli Lilly, Dr. Stuhr has consistently
demonstrated his ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams as well as a diverse product
portfolio – ranging from pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices and digital – across international
markets and industries.
Holding a Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a PhD (Dr. med.) from Ludwig Maximilians
University (LMU), Munich, Germany and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands he showcases a unique blend of medical expertise and business
acumen.
Dr. Stuhr is associated with esteemed professional organizations such as the American Diabetes
Association (ADA), the Diabetes Technology Society, the American Association of Clinical
Endocrinology (AACE) and the German Diabetes Association (DDG).
His publications further underline his commitment to advancing medical knowledge coupled
with a passion for innovation and improving patient care, making him a thought leader and
influencer in the field of diabetes healthcare.
Beyond his professional roles, Dr. Stuhr actively engages in volunteer activities and serves on
the Executive Board of the Diabetes Foundation New Jersey as Vice President.

Bankim Bhatt
Bankim Bhatt
Chief, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism
St Luke's University Health Network
Bankim Bhatt
Chief, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolism
St Luke's University Health Network

Dr. Bhatt earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1997. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. This was followed by an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Bhatt is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Endocrine Society and American Diabetes Association. Dr. Bhatt has presented his research findings at national meetings and has published them in leading medical journals. 

Dr. Bhatt is the Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the St. Luke’s University Health Network and serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. Luke’s/Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He strives to bring together comprehensive care for diabetes at St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Debra Franco
Debra Franco
President & Co-Founder
South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association
Debra Franco
President & Co-Founder
South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association
Esther Latres
Esther Latres
Vice President of Research
JDRF International
Esther Latres
Vice President of Research
JDRF International

Esther Latres, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research at JDRF. In this role, Esther leads the strategic
development of curative therapies for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Her work centers on enabling the
translation of scientific discoveries into therapies to prevent and halt autoimmunity, as well as cellular
therapies that secrete insulin to improve the metabolic control and management in T1D. Additionally,
her team leads JDRF’s goal to increase access to T1D risk screening and monitoring by expanding
programs that identify at risk individuals who could be protected from losing insulin-producing cells and
becoming insulin dependent. Prior to joining JDRF in 2015, Esther developed her scientific career at
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, where she led discovery and research of therapeutic candidates to treat
skeletal muscle and metabolic diseases, some of which have advanced into clinical trials. She is the
author on numerous publications and co-inventor on several patents. Esther received a Ph.D. in
biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Barcelona and has received postdoctoral
training and held research positions at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bristol-Myers Squibb Institute and
New York University Medical Center.

Margie Odom
Margie Odom
Chief Engagement Officer
Thrive365
Margie Odom
Chief Engagement Officer
Thrive365

At Thrive365, Margie Odom, M.Ed., LMFT, serves as the Chief Engagement Officer, leading the charge in revolutionizing diabetes care through innovative engagement strategies.

With degrees in psychology from Emory University and counseling from the University of Georgia, Margie brings a unique blend of expertise to her role. Leveraging her background, she spearheads initiatives to empower individuals grappling with prediabetes, type-2 diabetes, and hypertension. Margie’s focus on breaking the cycle of emotional eating reshapes traditional weight management paradigms. 

As an accomplished therapist, coach, author, and speaker, she guides clients towards sustainable lifestyle changes. Margie’s commitment to fostering genuine connections and driving lasting change propels Thrive365’s mission forward.

Gregory Deines
Gregory Deines
Section Chief, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Corewell Health
Gregory Deines
Section Chief, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Corewell Health

Dr. Deines is a physician who is a creative leader and problem solver. As the founding member of the adult Diabetes & Endocrinology program at Spectrum Health, he has worked to build teams and lead changes in healthcare delivery, and he has developed and implemented innovative solutions to do so. He has experience leading and working in a large integrated healthcare system at Spectrum Health which is now Corewell Health. Corewell Health System is the largest integrated health system in the state of Michigan. Corewell Health System includes 21 hospitals, 300 ambulatory centers, and a health plan with more than 1.3 million members.

Jocelyne Karam
Jocelyne Karam
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Associate Professor of Medicine
Maimonides Medical Center
Jocelyne Karam
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Associate Professor of Medicine
Maimonides Medical Center

Dr Jocelyne Karam is the director of the division of Endocrinology at
Maimonides Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn,
New York, USA. Dr Karam treats patients with diverse endocrinology
disorders, many of whom with diabetes. She has been a very active
teacher, and has multiple academic contributions including
presentations at different venues, abstracts and peer review articles,
with a focus on diabetes, obesity and diabetes prevention.

Leola Collins
Leola Collins
Patient & Diabetes Advocate
Leola Collins
Patient & Diabetes Advocate

When Leola started feeling tired and losing weight in November 2008, she thought she had a sinus infection. But the symptoms did not go away. After several weeks of not feeling well and a trip to the ER, Leola was told she had Type 2 diabetes. At the time of her diagnosis, Leola was 39 years old and had just moved to a town that was several hours away from her family. Feeling scared and alone, she did not know how she was going to take care of herself. But there was something she did know: her independence was important to her, and she did not want the same outcome that she watched some of her loved ones with diabetes experience. 

After joining a support group and educating herself about diabetes, Leola realized that her diagnosis was not a death sentence. She says, “Being diagnosed with diabetes was a wakeup call for me to look at how I take care of myself.” Although she was following the treatment plan recommended by her healthcare provider, blood sugar control was a struggle for Leola. It was stressful to constantly be fearful of highs and lows – and discouraging that although she was trying, it was not working. It was determined that Leola had Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2 as she was first diagnosed. What a relief it was to know that there was a reason she could not control her blood sugar. Once she received the correct diagnosis, Leola gained control of her blood sugar. 

Through additional testing years after, she was once again diagnosed with Type 2. Today, she maintains and controls her blood sugar by eating healthy, exercising, taking her medication as prescribed, and checking her blood sugar throughout the day. Education has also been an important part of Leola’s diabetes self-management plan, and still is today. “Wherever and whenever I can learn about diabetes, I take advantage of the opportunity,” she says. Leola loves to share what she has learned about diabetes and is passionate about helping and encouraging others. Her message: “You can manage your diabetes while still doing the things you like to do. It is up to you.” She believes there is a reason she has diabetes, and her goal is to be a positive example for others. “I manage my diabetes instead of letting diabetes manage me. It can be done…I am living proof.

Maria Patruno
Maria Patruno
Director, Diabetes Education Program
Endocrine Associates of West Village
Maria Patruno
Director, Diabetes Education Program
Endocrine Associates of West Village
Nicholas Argento
Nicholas Argento
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center
Nicholas Argento
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center

Nicholas B. Argento, MD, FACE, is a senior clinical endocrinologist at the Maryland
Endocrine and Diabetes Center in Columbia, Maryland, where he serves as the Diabetes
Technology Director. Dr. Argento’s practice emphasizes the implementation of advanced
diabetes technology and treatments to improve the lives of those with diabetes. His
professional experience is enriched by the fact that he has lived with type 1 diabetes since
August 1968 and used an insulin pump since January 1982. Dr. Argento previously co-
authored multiple chapters in the American Diabetes Association 2013 second edition of
Putting Your Patients on the Pump and is first author of the extensively revised 3 rd edition,
currently in press. He has numerous medical journal publications on the clinical aspects of
CGM and has spoken to national and international audiences on the implementation of
insulin pumps and CGM in clinical practice.

Molly Dwyer-White
Molly Dwyer-White
Managing Director
Caswell Diabetes Institute
Molly Dwyer-White
Managing Director
Caswell Diabetes Institute

Molly C. Dwyer-White, MPH, serves as the Managing Director of the Caswell Diabetes Institute (CDI) and the Director of the Brehm Center at the University of Michigan.  In these roles, she works to develop the strategic framework and implements operations to meet the CDI and Brehm Center missions to support rigorous science and its integration with patient-centered clinical care, leading the way to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes, its complications, and related metabolic diseases. Molly brings to this her many years of experience in supporting major, multi-disciplinary teams and research endeavors, especially in translational research and quality improvement arenas important for patients and communities. She also serves as Communications Director for the American Diabetes Association’s Clinical Centers and Programs Leadership team.

Previously, Molly served as the Michigan Health and Hospital Association’s (MHA) vice president of safety and quality and the MHA Keystone Center’s executive director. In this dual role, Molly developed and executed strategies to drive improvements in quality, safety, and experience across the state through evidence-based best practices, with special focus on addressing health and healthcare disparities. She continues to collaborate with MHA, serving as the Co-Chair of a state-wide Health Equity Taskforce, and as a member of the Person and Family Centered Care Committee. Prior to the MHA, Molly served as the director for the Office of Patient Experience at Michigan Medicine where she provided leadership on health system-wide initiatives to improve the patient and family experience in coordination with quality and safety priorities.

Prior to working in healthcare, Molly spent years in program development and outreach for non-profit community organizations. Her passion for collaborating with partners has resulted in work that fosters innovative community and patient-engaged research and programs that produce outcomes that matter to people and families.

Phyllisa Deroze
Phyllisa Deroze
Founder
Black Diabetic Info
Phyllisa Deroze
Founder
Black Diabetic Info

 

​​Dr. Phyllisa Deroze is a global diabetes patient advocate, blogger, Founder of Black Diabetic Info, and Director of Content Strategy at dQ&A. She began blogging almost immediately after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011. In 2019, after becoming extremely ill, she learned she had been misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes for eight years and was finally given the correct diagnosis—Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults. 

In 2023, Phyllisa published a children’s book, Diabetes Helpers, with her daughter. The first of its kind, the book honors children who have loved ones with diabetes. Considered one of the most prolific writers on the representation of diabetes in African American literature and popular culture, Phyllisa builds community through storytelling by drawing on a Ph.D. in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University, a ten-year career as a university professor, her Fulbright Scholar expertise, and her own experiences living with diabetes. Her motto “Diagnosed Not Defeated,” is an inspiration for all.

Shagun Bindlish
Shagun Bindlish
Mission Chair
American Diabetes Association Northern California
Shagun Bindlish
Mission Chair
American Diabetes Association Northern California

Shagun Bindlish MD is a Diabetologist/Internist and Obesity medicine specialist. In addition to her primary care and specialty practice, she works as a Mission Chair of the nonprofit organization American Diabetes Association Northern California. As a Mission Chair, our mission is to bring awareness about Diabetes and work closely with various other organizations to discuss important healthcare issues like Health Equity, Diabetes prevention programs in Adults, and Project power in Pediatrics. We also engage with various Silicon Valley organizations years and arrange the biggest fundraising bicycling event Tour De Cure to encourage physical activity.

Dr. Bindlish is Adjunct faculty at Touro University California and teaches Obesity Medicine at the Diabetes fellowship program. She is also a faculty at the University at Cruise Continous Medical Education program and has given educational lectures about Diabetes and Obesity in the US and Europe.

She is also very passionate about advocacy work and works as an advocate between primary care providers and Legislators as part of the American College of Physicians (ACP). She has been representing the California chapter as a fellow for the past 2 years in Washington DC. Dr. Bindlish is also nominated as the Wellbeing Champion for Northern California ACP.

Dr. Bindlish is an Associate Editor in the renowned journal Obesity Pillars of Medicine and Clinical Diabetes magazine for Primary Care. She is also a chair of the Outreach committee at the Obesity Medicine Association.

Shagun earned her medical degree from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia in Russian language and completed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in New York. She has also pursued Diabetes Fellowship training from Ohio University, Ohio. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Diplomate of Obesity and Lifestyle Medicine.

Shagun has also contributed to multiple international webinars for organizations like the Romanian Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, the British Medical Journal India, a Music conference in the UK about Teenage obesity, and Music and DiaBeters- a Nonprofit Organization in Kenya, Africa. She has also written multiple blogs and articles for Helio, and Physician Weekly. She is currently practicing at One Medical California and her philosophy is to build trust and friendly relations with patients, with a main focus on prevention and awareness.

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Partners

Spotlight Partner
Spotlight Partner

Thrive365 is not your average health and wellness company – we’re on a mission to empower individuals dealing with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and hypertension to regain control of their health and vitality. Our innovative food scoring platform, backed by patent, is transforming the way people manage their conditions, making food calculations simpler and providing essential support for managing blood glucose levels and boosting energy.

Our goal at Thrive365 is straightforward: to equip individuals with the best information, tools, and
support they need to confidently manage their conditions and live happier, more fulfilling lives. With our cutting-edge food scoring platform, meal planning becomes a breeze – whether you’re dining out or cooking at home, making healthy choices that align with your health goals has never been easier.

We understand the unique challenges that come with managing type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or
hypertension. That’s why Thrive365 is committed to providing expert advice and ongoing support to
empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Driven by our
mission and guided by compassion, we’re dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing chronic conditions. Join us on the journey to better health, increased confidence, and a life filled with thriving at Thrive365.

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Spotlight Partner

Valendo health is the first purpose built platform designed to empower independent Endocrinologists to improve care, streamline operations and grow revenue.

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Showcase Partner
Showcase Partner

Withings Health Solutions is a dedicated division of global connected health leader Withings, serving healthcare professionals across chronic disease prevention and management, remote patient monitoring, clinical research and more. Its mission is to bridge the gap between patients and their care teams by continuously and effortlessly providing healthcare professionals with medical-grade data generated by patients from an ecosystem of connected devices.Its clinically validated and multi-award-winning range is used by millions worldwide and include smart scales, hybrid watches, blood pressure monitors, sleep analyzers, and more.

For more than a decade, Withings has built an expertise in user experience, engagement and retention.

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Supporting Partner
Supporting Partner

Verily is an Alphabet health technology company focused on research, care, and health financing to deliver on the promise of precision health and help people live healthier lives. We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology, data science, and healthcare to create tools to accelerate evidence generation, products to enable more personalized care, and approaches to make costs more predictable.

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