BFSA Spring Wellness Series: Diabetes Awareness Conference, March 29

Diabetes Awareness Conference & Benefit Dinner presented by Hook the Cure
Monday, March 29, 2010
Santa Rita Room and Lonestar Room, Texas Union

Free: If not attending benefit dinner. $15.00 for dinner.

Conference Agenda
5:30-6:30pm:  Diabetes Research Poster Forum
6:30-7:30pm:  Diabetes Discussion Panel
7:30-8:30pm:  Benefit Dinner

Hook the Cure, is a student-run, non-profit organization focused on spreading awareness about diabetes through education, research and service. Join them for the 1st Annual Diabetes Awareness Conference where they hope to educate participants about the complications and methods of prevention of diabetes.  The conference will feature a student research forum, a faculty & clinician panel, and dinner to benefit diabetes research at The University of Texas at Austin and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

Panelists include members of the African-American diabetes support group at the Olive Baptist Church in East Austin.  The support group is organized and supported by Dr. Mary Steinhardt (UT Health and Kinesiology Dept.) and the faculty advisor for Hook the Cure. Diabetes research topics in connection with African-Americans will be presented.  There will be a Q&A session open to the audience for the discussion panel members.

Dinner includes:
King Ranch Chicken: Roasted Chicken with Creen Chilies, Sour Cream Sauce, Corn Tortilla Strips, Onions Garlic, Spices and a mix of Cheeses baked in a casserole
Chile Rellenos: Anaheim Peppers stuffed with a mix of Cheddar and Monterey Jack with a Tomato based ranchero Sauce
Cilantro Lime Rice
Salad of Mixed Field Greens, Roma Tomatoes, Monterey Jack Cheese, Shaved Carrot, Red Cabbage, Sliced Avocado, Fried Tortilla Strips with Cilantro Vinaigrette or Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
German Chocolate Cake and Pralines
Iced Tea and Water

Those who RSVP in advance will secure the $15.00 rate for the benefit dinner. Tickets at the door will be $20.00.  All payments will be accepted at the door.  Please indicate you are a member of BFSA when you RSVP to Oscar Ayala at: or 713.851.406