Women as Change Agents in the Diabetes Landscape

“The goal of this conference is to give voice to courageous women leaders who have made a significant impact in their communities and beyond.”
Beverly and Theresa

Our Intention is to inspire diabetes health care professionals to take risks, try new approaches and envision themselves as powerful change agents.

For this conference, we have carefully created an agenda that includes a variety of women leaders and trailblazers in the field of diabetes and in their communities. We are inviting them to share their journey and vision to inspire future generations of leaders. 

Keynote presenters include: | See detailed bio information here >>

  • Ann Albright, PhD, RD
  • Tracey Brown MBA, BChE
  • Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA
  • Maureeen McGrath, MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM
  • Susan Guzman, PhD
  • Edi Matsumoto, FNP, MSN, MFA, CDE, BC-ADM
  • Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE
  • Beverly Thomassian, RN, BC-ADM, MPH, CDE

Agenda | Women as Change Agents in the Diabetes Landscape

Women as Change Agents Conference Brochure

To generate excitement and action toward change, we are building in purposeful time for networking, creating a plan for change and movement breaks, which include short activities and dancing in between speakers.

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Registration Information

May 10th, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

Location: AC Hotel San Francisco Airport / Oyster Point Waterfront
1333 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, CA  94080

Registration Fee: includes breakfast, lunch, Diabetes Med PocketCards, CE Certificate

  • Before Feb 15th, 2019: $219
  • After Feb 15, 2019: $249

CEs – 7.5 for Nurses, RDs and CA Pharmacists


Agenda and Objectives

 Objectives:  Participants will gain the following upon conclusion of this program:

  1. Transform view of how to deliver and improve diabetes care
  2. Network and share experiences with colleagues
  3. Gain fresh ideas for teaching and participant activities
  4. Develop a plan for future action

Team of Experts: This program is a labor of love and passion. It is a dream co-opted by two Diabetes Nurse Specialists and Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) who believe that women make a powerful difference in the lives of people living with diabetes.

  • Beverly Thomassian, Diabetes Education Services RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM, President and Founder, Diabetes Education Services (www.diabetesed.net)
  • Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE, President and Founder of Diabetes Catalysts (www.diabetescatalysts.com)