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Kali

Hi,

For those of you who were able to make it to the Feast of Knowledge yesterday or listen along online, I'd love to know what you thought of the program and the experience and the day in general.

warmly,

Kali


 

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debra18
I loved meeting everyone and it was great! But honestly, I left feeling a little depressed. So many people suffering for so long. It is such a hard journey. Research is great but there is no magic solution and no real answers to so many things. I guess I have to accept that it will be a long journey and I will be supporting my daughter for a long time. 
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MarcellaUK
It was great and such a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you to all involved with the planning and execution of the day, and to all those still working on tying up the last loose ends and getting the videos of the talks etc ready. It's true, no one presented any easy answers, but the sheer amount of both brainpower and love in that room was awesome. Do watch out for the videos 
Fiona Marcella UK
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Iris_US
I thought the talks of both Laura Hill and Cynthia Bulik were compelling. They both had the time to really get their points across. I understand the short time frames for the “small bites” section of the program, but some speakers weren’t able to get to the points of their talks in such a short time. The exercise talk didn’t work for me. My own experience with my daughter was contrary to what they were saying.
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debra18
Yes I agree the speakers seemed very rushed. And I think the exercise piece is controversial. 
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MarcellaUK
it was an absolutely packed program which, yes, did mean that some of the presenters recapping their ICED talks were very rushed. I am looking forward to being able to see them again when the videos come out to watch the bits that I missed the first time. The exercise piece was controversial and commented on at the time but really ALL the pieces were controversial. Laura Hill on treatment today being at the stage that treatment of diabetes was 100 years ago! What a claim! But all were heard around the table, robust but kind discussions were had, and people were very well fed! Congratulations to all of the conference organisers 
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Kali

Yes I agree that the day flew by and it would have been great to have had more time with some of the components.I really wished that the break out session that I was at could have been longer. It felt like we were just getting started and then it was time to stop. And I really had wanted to hear more from the moderators than we got to due to time limits.

What became really clear at that session was that parents seem frustrated, in general, with the communication between themselves and their kids teams. Especially parents of older kids who have been ill for awhile. It leaves me wondering how communication with families and therapists can be improved. The most effective teams are when everyone is able to work together for the patient's good.

Kali

 

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