T1International is a global diabetes advocacy organisation that supports local communities by giving them the tools that they need to stand up for their rights so that access to insulin and diabetes supplies becomes a reality for all.
About the 2022 #insulin4all Summit: Health is Wealth
Our annual event is an opportunity for advocates from around the world to learn from each other, build community, and take action in the fight for #insulin4all. The summit is open to the public and features the incredible advocacy work of T1Interational and our wider community. This year’s summit theme is Health is Wealth: Calling Big Pharma to put health over corporate profits.
11 am ET: Opening and Welcome
11:10 am ET: Advocacy Stories
An empowering session that highlights four incredible activists and their personal journeys to advocacy.
- Speakers: Arina Parkhomova, Sa'ra Skipper, Yaa Bimpeh, Kuda Chihata
- Moderated by Allison Hardt, T1International Advocacy Manager
12 pm ET: Keynote Conversation with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
In this session, Founder & Director of T1International, Elizabeth Pfiester, will talk with physician, epidemiologist, educator, author, speaker, and podcast host Abdul El-Sayed. The conversation will include discussion about insulin pricing, broken healthcare systems, Big Pharma's influence, and what we as advocates can do about it.
12:20 pm ET: Ethical Fundraising
Hear from the T1International team about our approach to fundraising, which demonstrates our values and patient-led work. Learn from supporters why it is so important to support the pharma-free work of the organisation.
12:25 pm ET: Global Advocacy Panel
Advocates from around the world share updates on the insulin crisis in their countries, and how they are advocating to overcome the challenges faced with access and affordability where they live.
- Speakers: Kat Nagel, Laura Munyoro Kangulu, Christina Barklund, Mohammed Seyam
- Moderated by Katie Souris, T1International Global Advocacy Consultant
1:40 pm ET: Change Through Grassroots Organizations in Latin America
Join advocates from across Latin America as they dig into the importance of grassroots organizing, drawing on their personal experiences in their communities. This session will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles, with a live Q&A in English following the conversation.
- Speakers: Daniela Rojas, Marian Garcia de Alba, Laura Ortiz Pinell
- Moderated by Pilar Gomez, T1International Global Advocacy Partner Rep
2:30 pm ET: Keynote with Activist Dan Glass
2:35 pm ET: Take Action with T1International
T1International and #insulin4all advocates have a history of taking direct action. Learn about our powerful actions from the past and what we're planning for October 2022.
3:00 pm ET: Communities of Color Panel: Taking Care
This live panel discussion explores caregiving in communities of color. It brings together diverse perspectives from across the globe to explore how multiple identities can intersect and influence the reality of giving care in the diabetes community, and the value (and challenge) of caring for yourself while you care for others.
- Speakers: Tracy Ramey, Tonya Hegamin, Yemurai Machirori
- Moderated by Chelcie Rice, Communities of Color Working Group Co-Lead
3:45 pm ET: Closing Message from Jonathan Van Ness