The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the 17th Native Diabetes Prevention Conference to be held January 25-28, 2015, at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa in Mesa, AZ. The ongoing theme of this conference is "Protecting the Generations: A Lifespan Approach to Preventing Diabetes." The University of Oklahoma will provide 1.5 CEUs or 15 contact hours to any participants seeking continuing education. Verfication of attendance is required.
This conference brings together tribal members from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Canadian First Nations communities, individuals representing academia, tribal health systems, public health, diabetes educators, community health representatives, and more. General sessions, workshops, and wellness activities will focus on diabetes prevention using a blend of traditional and contemporary strategies. Areas of focus include: diabetes prevention programs, diabetes prevention research, and wellness for diabetes prevention and self-management.
The primary areas of focus for this conference include: diabetes prevention, diabetes management, and wellness for diabetes prevention and self-management. We invite you to submit an application to be an exhibitor/vendor as soon as possible, as space is limited.
Informational Exhibitors: This category is reserved for all tribes and organizations.
Arts & Crafts Vendors: This category is reserved for all individuals who would like to sell any sort of Native American-made artwork, jewelry, weaving, pottery, clothing, etc. In order to support Native American artists, we limit the number of arts and crafts vendors based on the number of conference participants.
The American Indian Institute (Aii) was established at the University of Oklahoma in 1951 as a non-profit Native American service, training, and research organization. Aii is a department within the Division of Public and Community Services in University Outreach.