Instructions

DECA invites session proposals from those having interest in speaking during it’s conference.  The meeting will feature three general information areas applicable to diabetes camping: Healthcare, Program, and Administration.  Please consider these categories when submitting your abstract, although other innovative & creative alternative sessions will also be considered.

Healthcare Sessions - Topics relevant to providing diabetes care and health education of children and staff with while at camp.  Examples: emerging tools and technology; healthcare best practices; essential policies and procedures in the area of healthcare at camp; research/studies related to diabetes care at camp; recruitment of healthcare staff; training of healthcare staff; developing resident/internship training programs for camp and innovative camper diabetes education.

Program Sessions - Topics relevant to the non-medical supervision and care of children at diabetes camp as well as delivery of recreation and program activities.  Examples: staff training; age appropriate programming; fun programming activities; program policies and procedures; positive behavior techniques and serving children with challenges other than diabetes.

Administration Sessions – Topics relevant to the operation of the corporation.  Examples: business/management sessions such as fiscal policies & procedures; fund development strategies; board development; recruitment, screening and training of professional staff/volunteers; data management and bookkeeping/accounting processes.

Guidelines

Educational breakout sessions are seventy-five minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to leave ten minutes or more for questions and answers with participants. Lectures, hands-on workshops, and panel presentations are welcome.

If selected as a presenter, please understand that you are responsible for all travel-related conference expenses, registration fees (per guidelines), and room and board costs unless otherwise noted by the Diabetes Education and Camping Association in a separate presenter agreement.

By submitting a session proposal, you signify that you have read and agreed to the preceding guidelines.

Submissions accepted through Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Prospective speakers will receive notice of proposal status by Friday, November 15, 2019.

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* 1. Name - Lead Presenter

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* 2. Credentials (BS, MA, MD, RN, CDE, etc.)

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* 3. Title/Position

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* 4. Organization/Business

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* 5. Email Address

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* 6. Mobile Phone Number

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* 7. What is your field of expertise?

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* 8. Biography - Biography's are used to introduce speakers and published in the Speaker Biographies section of the conference program.  (Limit 500 characters including spaces)

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* 9. References - Please list the name, how they know you, an email address and/or phone number for each person.  (Limit to 500 characters including spaces)

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* 10. Identify the Topic Area for Your Presentation

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* 11. Title of Proposed Session

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* 12. Session Description - Session Descriptions are published in the conference program.  (Limit to 500 characters including spaces)

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* 13. Session Main Points - Please give us a brief outline of the main points of your presentation.  (Limit 500 characters including spaces)

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* 14. Session Learning Objectives - Please state three learning objectives.
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* 15. Recording of Presentation - DECA sometimes creates video and/or audio recordings of presentations made at its conferences and posts them in the Member Resources area of its website.  Do you give DECA permission to post a recording of your presentation if selected?  Your response will not have effect on consideration of your session proposal.

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* 16. Webinar and Campfire Chat Presentation - DECA presents webinars and Campfire Chats to its members which are often recorded and made available in our Member Resources library.  Do you have interest in presenting a Webinar or leading a Campfire Chat on this session's subject matter?

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* 17. Equipment Setup - What essential audio visual and/or presentation materials will you need?

Please note that presenters MUST provide their own laptop computer and programs for presentations.  Apple/Mac Users MUST provide their own adapters for the LCD projector.  DECA does not have access to adapters.

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* 18. Name Secondary Presenter

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* 19. Credentials (BS, MA, MD, RN, CDE, etc.) Secondary Presenter

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* 20. Title/Position Secondary Presenter

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* 21. Organization/Business Secondary Presenter

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* 22. Email Address Secondary Presenter

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* 23. Mobile Phone Number Secondary Presenter

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* 24. What is your field of expertise?  Secondary Presenter

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* 25. Biography Secondary Presenter - Biography's are used to introduce speakers and published in the Speaker Biographies section of the conference program. (Limit 500 characters including spaces)(Limit 500 characters including spaces)

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* 26. References Secondary Presenter - Please list the name, how they know you, an email address and/or phone number for each person. (Limit to 500 characters including spaces)

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