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Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-4127


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15th Native Diabetes Prevention Conference


"Protecting the Generations: A Lifespan Approach to Preventing Diabetes"
January 27-30, 2013
Grace Inn - Phoenix, AZ

The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the fifteenth annual Native Diabetes Prevention Conference to be held January 27-30, 2013, at the Grace Inn in Phoenix, AZ. The ongoing theme of this conference is "Protecting the Generations: A Lifespan Approach to Preventing Diabetes." The University of Oklahoma will provide 2.0 CEUs or 20 contact hours to any participants seeking continuing education.

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.

Special thanks to our General Conference Sponsors


  • Traditional Foods Projects

  • Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention & Management

  • Target populations in diabetes prevention: children, adolescents, adults, and elders

  • Diabetes and pregnancy

  • Diabetes program successes

  • Tribal community and school-based interventions

  • Multi-disciplinary team approach for diabetes prevention and treatment

  • Wellness and physical activity programs for diabetes prevention

  • Scientific and/or clinical research related to diabetes prevention

  • Role of stress and trauma in diabetes prevention and treatment

  • Documentaries related to diabetes prevention and/or the diabetes epidemic in Indian Country

  • Motivational interviewing for behavior change

  • Mental health issues, resources and support for families and individuals living with diabetes

Agenda & Schedule

Conference Schedule




Register Online

Download Registration Form (to register by mail or fax)

Regular (until January 18, 2013) = $350
Late/Onsite (After January 18, 2013) = $450
Elder = $200
Presenter = $200
Exhibitors & Vendors = $250
Conference combined with Native Fitness Training = $550 ($100 savings)

**Group Discounts Available**
5% discount for groups of 5 to 9 (regular and late fee schedule applies)
10% discount for groups of 10 or more (regular and late fee schedule applies)
Please call Wendy Sanders in the OUTREACH Registration Department to obtain the group discount: (405) 325-7164.


Payment must be received by January 21, 2013, or paid on-site. Purchase orders accepted only if payment will be made within 30 days of the conference.

Cancellation Policy

We greatly appreciate your interest in participating, but we also understand times when you may need to cancel your registration. In order to provide a quality experience for all participants, we follow a strict cancellation policy:

Contact information for cancellations:

University of Oklahoma - University OUTREACH
Registration and Records
1700 Asp. Ave, Rm B-1
Norman, OK 73093
Fax: (405) 325-7164
Email: wlsanders@ou.edu 

Special Needs

The American Indian Institute and University of Oklahoma OUTREACH are committed to making activities as accessible as possible to persons with disabilities and/or special needs. If you anticipate a need for services, please notify our office at least 30 days in advance of the conference: American Indian Institute - (405) 325-4127. 

Other Conference Information

Call for Proposals
Lodging & Reservations
Exhibitor & Vendor Information
Sponsor & Donor Information 

Contact Information

 Chelsea Wesner
 Email: chelsea-wesner@ou.edu  Phone: (405) 308-2409