PLAINSBORO, N.J. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Ironman triathlete Jay Hewitt, who became the first person with diabetes to qualify
for the U.S. National Triathlon Team, will speak tomorrow, April 10, 2014, at the evening reception of Patient-Centered Diabetes Care: Putting Theory into Practice, which is bringing leaders in diabetes healthcare delivery to the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal.
Hewitt raced for Team USA at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006 in Sweden, Denmark and Australia. Today, Hewitt is an attorney who still travels to share his story of how proper management of the disease can let anyone with it successfully meet their goals.
Conference speakers for the April 10-11, 2014, event represent a spectrum of leaders in clinical practice, management, and advocacy for treatment of a disease that now affects 26 million Americans.
Retired baseball player Lou Brock, who had been scheduled to appear at the April 10 session, cannot attend.
The lineup for April 11 includes keynote speaker Dr. Robert A. Gabbay, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Mass.; Dr. Josh Benner, RxAnte, a leading voice on medication adherence; Dr. Geoffrey Joyce, of the University of Southern California, who will on the costs of medical care and the role of insurance; and Dr. Deneen Vojta, of United Healthcare’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization. Dr. Vojta has been a leader in initiatives that focus on prevention and childhood obesity intervention. Attendees can register at http://www.ajmc.com/meetings/diabetes. Physicians who care for persons with diabetes should call (609) 716-7777 x 124 for information.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gabbay has been a leader in finding the best ways to engage patients in their own care, through models such as the patient-centered medical home. From Dr. Gabbay's insights to Hewitt's story of refusing to let type 1 diabetes get in the way of his dream, the conference will be both informative and inspiring, said Brian Haug, president of AJMC.
In addition to Hewitt, Haug said the panels at the conference will include well-known patient advocates. "These perspectives are important ones, as we work together to help those with diabetes navigate healthcare reform.”
MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT:
(609) 716-7777 x 144