Our DiabetesMine Innovation forums — running strong since 2011 — continue to push for ever-fresh ways to highlight patient needs and stimulate technological advancements.

Last November, we introduced a new format called “DiabetesMine University,” in which informed patient advocates and other experts led workshops on various aspects of cutting-edge diabetes care: exciting new tools and how they are used IRL, what impacts patient adoption and adherence, and more. We’re excited to be doing it again in Fall 2019!

The “University” consists of our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit and the more deep-tech focused D-Data ExChange event that have traditionally run back-to-back each Fall in the San Francisco Bay Area. Class will be in session this year on Nov. 7-8, 2019, at the UCSF Mission Bay biotech conference center.

Our Innovation Days bring together informed patient advocates with leading Pharma and medical device leaders, healthcare designers, regulatory experts, clinicians, mobile health experts / visionaries, entrepreneurs, investors, and more.

How do we continue to push the envelope in the current digital-forward world… with commercial Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) systems on the horizon and a slew of new coaching programs to help patients thrive? In other words, what’s next?

Our 2019 workshops will cover new frontiers: novel methods for capturing and processing patient insights; how healthcare payors are working to “reinvent the customer experience”; new platforms to help patients make technology choices; and what to expect in the future of patient-led innovation.

Want to be part of it?

We are once again offering full scholarships* to up to 10 engaged PWDs (people with diabetes) or caregivers to come out to San Francisco and join us, representing the Patient Community.

*Scholarships cover airfare, ground transportation, two hotel nights, conference fees and a daily meal allowance.

All you have to do is fill out this Entry Form and convince us that you have the heart of a passionate diabetes advocate, who is well-spoken and eager to contribute to this amazing forum…

Apply here by Friday, June 21, 2019.

Still need convincing? Here’s what others are saying about the experience at our DiabetesMine Innovation forums:

#DBMineSummit Kudos

I was really inspired by your conference. It was well organized. It had a great number of inspiring people and a great deal of compelling content! I learned a lot.

– Dennis Boyle, director of the Health & Wellness practice at IDEO

What a wonderful, important conference focused on real-life, pragmatic opportunities to improve patients lives!

– Thom Scher, COO of Beyond Type1

This is one of the best events we’ve been to in our 14 years of serving the diabetes community. I’ve already connected with several of the attendees in the last week and hope to continue to problem-solve our healthcare together.

– John Henry, T1 advocate and founder of MyCareConnect

I most like the unfiltered, patient-centric inputs we get at these events.”

– Frank Westermann, Co-Founder & CEO of mySugr

#DData Kudos

The DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange is a pioneering effort to connect the open-source DIY world more deeply to each other, and to innovators from industry.

– Eric von Hippel, Professor of Innovation & Engineering at MIT Sloan School of Management

D-Data Exchange is the ONLY diabetes event that brings together all the elements necessary for successful collaboration: engineers, designers, manufacturers, HCPs, and end users.

– Gary Scheiner, CDE, author and diabetes technology expert

This is a very important event for the diabetes community.”

– Dr. Bruce Buckingham, Stanford Endocrinology

D-Data ExChange is one of the events I most look forward to during the year. The carefully curated combination of participants and presenters provides an amazing opportunity to connect, share, debate and ultimately come away enlightened by the insights and collective voice of the smarts in the room.

– Jeff Dachis, Founder & CEO of One Drop

I am especially encouraged to see the collaboration and spirit of cooperation growing between the DIY community and industry. Well done on getting there!

– John Sjolund, Bigfoot Biomedical

#DMU2018 Kudos

“As always, DiabetesMine founder Ms. Amy Tenderich compiled a killer agenda, bringing together high-level market perspectives, a handful of exciting startups, and big diabetes players for annual updates.”

– Close Concerns newsletter, November 2018

It was so great to be involved in such an exciting, forward thinking community!

– Eric Hekler, UCSD Medicine Design Lab