DTM 2016 Pre-Preview (Diabetes Technology Meeting)

November 10-12, 2016; Bethesda, MD; Pre-Preview - Draft

From Thursday November 10 to Saturday November 12, the diabetes tech world will descend on Bethesda’s North Marriott Hotel for the 16th annual Diabetes Technology Meeting. The agenda looks outstanding, with four packed pre-conference workshops on Thursday and nine sessions in the main conference on Friday and Saturday. Headline sessions we’re most looking forward to include: (i) patient-generated health data and precision medicine (Verily, IBM Watson, Tidepool, and Glooko – wow!); (ii) a powerhouse CGM industry update session (Abbott, Dexcom, Medtronic, Roche, Arkray – a highlight at this conference for the past several years); (iii) regulatory initiatives in diabetes technology, including FDA’s Dr. Courtney Lias on BGM; (iv) artificial pancreas algorithm innovations (including Drs. Moshe Phillip, Claudio Cobelli, and Bill Tamborlane); and (v) sessions on social media, diabetes apps, and insulin delivery (including OpenAPS user Rachel Sandlain, the masterful Dr. Joyce Lee, and DiabetesMine’s Amy Tenderich). The Thursday workshops will include what will undoubtedly be a packed session on implanted CGM sensors (including Senseonics, GlySens, Profusa, Biorasis, Capillary Biomedical, and investor perspectives); a slew of talks on reimbursement and competitive bidding; discussion of diabetes metrics for glycemic control and glucose monitors; and a session on biomarkers. Register here for what is sure to be a valuable gathering, and view the full agenda here. Check out our report from DTM 2015

--by Brian Levine, Adam Brown, and Kelly Close