Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

There is little more reward than connecting with and inspiring others to find their path.

Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sharing the Flourishing Approach.

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Below speaking and workshop engagements

DECA, Diabetes Education and Camping Association, February 2020

Yamada Education Center and Clinic, Lecturer, Sendai, Japan, November 2019

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Congress invited lecturer, Busan, South Korea, December, 2019

Marjorie’s Fund Diabetes Education Center, Uganda, March 2019

Roche Nurses on Diabetes, 5 sites South Africa, November-January 2019

Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, Presentation/Workshop, October 2018

University of Copenhagen, Visiting Professor, Copenhagen, October 2018

JDRF TypeOneNation Summit, NYC, May 2018

Diabetes Sisters, Princeton, NJ, April 2018

Stanford Medx, Menlo Park, CA, April 2018

IDF World Congress, Abu Dhabi, December 2017

Region/Steno Diabetes Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2017

Charles H. Best Diabetes Center, Presentation/Workshop, Toronto, April 2017

ALUMA, Israeli Diabetes Educators Association, Presentation/Workshop, Zichron, January, 2017

HealthRise Medtronic Grantees, Presentation/Workshop, November 2016

POC3 (Point of Care Communication Council) Speaker, NYC, October 2016

Diabetes Sisters Leadership Institute, Workshop facilitator, Chicago, IL, October 2016

Roche Global Market Access Forum, Keynote Speaker, Munich, May 2016

Medtronic Philanthropy/Abt Associates HealthRise conference, Facilitator, Bethesda, MD, February 2016

Sanofi Talent Program Speaker, Bridgewater, NJ, January 2016

Sanofi, Toujeo launch conference, Moderator patient panel, Atlanta, GA, March, 2015

AstraZeneca, NL, Executive Leadership Speaker, “Resilience, Strength, Leadership.” April, 2014

Novo Nordisk, International DAWN2 Summit Speaker, Leeuwenhorst, Amsterdam. April, 2014

Telehealth, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, “Flourishing With Diabetes,” March, 2014

Six workshops for the Jnana Sanjeevini Medical Center, Bangalore, India, including “Helping our patients is an act of leadership,”  “The Flourishing Approach to Diabetes,” “Living with Diabetes: Challenges, Triumphs and Lessons,” January 2014

Novo Nordisk sponsored Key Speaker and Facilitator for the International Diabetes Federation’s Young Leaders, “Sharing Our Stories: And DAWN2 Messages to Save Lives,” Training, Melbourne, 2013

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, “Flourishing with Diabetes,” Sydney, 2013

Sanofi Global Medical Device Developers, “The Patient Perspective: Living with Diabetes and Devices,” NJ, 2013

Marjorie’s Fund, Keynote Speaker, NYC, 2013

American Association of Diabetes Educators National Conference, “Dancing Together: The Power of a Relationship-Centered Approach,” Philadelphia, PA, 2013

Pascua Yaqui Tribe, “Helping Your Clients Succeed,” Tucson, AZ, 2013

Diabetes Sisters Weekend For Women Conference, “Ignite Your Diabetes-Power,” Raleigh, NC, 2013

Moderator, JDRF Capitol Chapter Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit

Time Incorporated, “Diabetes Management Strategies,” New York, NY, 2011

National University Hospital of Singapore, “Living More Successfully With Diabetes,” 2011

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, “Living More Successfully With Diabetes,” Singapore, 2011

Pfizer-sponsored program, “Take the Next Step – Get Motivated: Living Better with Diabetic Foot Pain,” at TCODY in Albuquerque, NM, Tampa, FL, San Diego, CA, 2011

Children With Diabetes, Friends for Life Conference, Roche-sponsored and independent program, “Flourishing with Diabetes,” Orlando, FL, 2011

Diabetes Sisters “Celebrating Our Strengths,” Raleigh, NC, 2011

American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Professional Educators Accreditation Conference, “Flourishing with Diabetes,” Madison, WI, 2010

American Association of Diabetes Educators National Conference, “Beyond Motivational Interviewing: What Can Happen When You Catch Someone Doing Something Right,” San Antonio, TX, 2010

The 92nd Street Y, “Diabetes Management Strategies,” New York, NY, 2010

Westport Senior Center, “Diabetes 101,” Westport, CT, 2010

Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Health Event, “The A,B,C’s of Loving Yourself with Diabetes,” Providence, RI, 2010

Gettysburg Hospital, “Diabetes’ Blessings In Disguise,” Gettysburg, PA, 2009

Dear Riva,

     Thank you again for the time and effort you gave to us at the State Diabetes Conference in Wisconsin. We really had some great speakers and then to end with your consoling wisdom and calmness, was inspiring. I heard so many great comments and was humbled that I was the one that pursued you. Vicki Behnke RN CDE

Dear Riva,

Thank you once again for a terrific event yesterday!! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to share time with you in Melbourne and thank you again for your truly inspiring and motivating contribution to our session with the Young Leaders in Diabetes. Søren E. Skovlund, Global Director of Patient Research and Engagement, Novo Nordisk

It was an honor to meet you. You were truly inspirational and I am confident you have touched all of the patients’ lives in that room and given them the hope and determination to take control of their diabetes. Lisa Maringione, Sanofi Sales Professional

Riva was so inspirational and knowledgeable that I came out with hope and ideas for a new approach to my life instead of despair and sadness. She made my day and possibly my life!

Hearing what Riva had to say was so valuable to me being the mother of an eight year old with diabetes.

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