I was told today that if you do a google search for the words: (Relevant diabetes topics Kelly Close) the first thing that pops up is the ADA Expo! My husband Johnny asked if I found this out by googling myself and I said I seriously avoided that because I found a couple of years back there is a porn star (apparently quite successful given the number of links) called Kelly Close!
So I thought I’d put in a plug for an amazing panel I will be moderating at the ADA Expo in Santa Clara, Ca on February 2nd 2008. I’m really looking forward to it and the organizers have put together a fabulous group including star blogger Amy Tenderich of Diabetes Mine fame, Dr. Karen Earle of the California Pacific Medical Center, and Karen Talmadge, the brilliant former CEO of Kyphon (orthopedic), which was purchased last year by Medtronic for $4 billion.
I would clue you in on the great conversations we have been having regarding this panel but then what kind of incentive is that for you to show up if you already have the inside scoop?
Instead I’ll tell you some workshop highlights at EXPO that are sure to pique your interest if you live anywhere in CA at least! :
Living with Diabetes Using Humor – Theresa Garnero, APRN, MSN, CDE,
Latino Flavors in the Kitchen – Johnny the resident chef should go to this!
Cooking with Soul – African American Soul Food – And this!
Asian Flavors – And this!
Fitness with Hula Hoops – And goodness knows I need this!
FREE CHILDCARE - we're bringing Coco and Lola with us for the whole day!
Funny how over half of my highlights point to food no? Come prepared! Come early! Speaking of food don’t forget to stop by the diaTribe booth at the exhibition. We will be giving away fantastic diaTribe t-shirts with a slogan we learned way back from Dr. Bill Polonsky, “Actually, I CAN eat that!” Manny Hernandez of Tu Diabetes (yes the man himself!) will be at our booth all day so stop by and say hi. We hope you have seen the latest issue of diaTribe fresh off the press. If not – click here!! We’ll also have a bunch of samples at the booth.
Let’s make the first ADA Expo for 2008 one for the books! See details below or visit Expo online to find out when Expo hits your city!!!
When: Saturday, February 2, 2008
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission and parking is free and open to the public.