Scholarship: Diabetes UnConference, Las Vegas

The Diabetes Hands Foundation is happy and excited to offer ONE scholarship to the Diabetes UnConference in Las Vegas, NV, March 10-13, as a part of the Diabetes Advocates program. We offer scholarships to help get advocates to the major conferences in the US in order to build their advocacy voices and ensure that patient voices present at these events.

This scholarship will cover travel, hotel and conference registration.

Email questions to Sarah Edwards (

After reading the information below, apply for a scholarship here. All applications must be submitted and received by Monday, February 15th, 2016 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time. All applicants will be notified via email of our decision by Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

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Read more about this conference

Traditional conferences focus on a group of experts or panels to share information with an audience, with a question and answer period at the end. The agenda and tracks are set well in advance. Participants may have to choose between sessions, so that if they attend one presentation, they’ll miss another. There is very limited time to participate in group discussions between participants and often the only time to learn from peers is in the hallways or during meals.

At The Diabetes UnConference, every participant is an expert. All attendees can ask and answer questions and learn from their peers in a safe setting where there is no judgement or wrong answer. Topics may include: diabetes burnout, depression, sex, discrimination, financial issues, getting inspired to exercise, family, or even what the best treatment for hypoglycemia is for each person.

Dates:March 10-13, 2016
Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
Scholarship Includes:
  • Airfare to Las Vegas (if necessary)
  • Airfare home from Las Vegas (if necessary)
  • Registration to the conference (if necessary)
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations (rooms will be shared with another Diabetes Advocates scholarship winner or with a member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation staff of the same gender)
  • Arrive March 10 and depart March 13
  • Scholarship Does Not Include:
  • Extra baggage fees (all bags must be carried on or the expense is absorbed by the scholarship winner)
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport
  • Number of Scholarships Awarded:One
    Who Should Apply?
  • This conference welcomes all adults with diabetes.
  • Folks who want to learn from others in a peer to peer environment.