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October 26 - 28, 2018
Crieff Hydro Hotel • Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland



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FFL UK is for the entire family, including siblings

Meals are delicious and carb counted for you -- including gluten free

FFL really is about making Friends for Life

Our caring and knowledgeable youth faculty take great care of our young attendees

Even our youngest have fun at the evening family events

FFL UK faculty enjoy chatting with families during breaks

Families from FFL UK 2017 say hi!


Feedback from past FFL UK conferences

THANK YOU very much for organising such a fantastic weekend. Both myself and Lena had a brilliant time. We are both very much looking forward to the next one!! You've done a wonderful job and well done you! (Noorea)

Thanks again for a wonderful conference. It really meant so much to everyone. My family have come to rely on FFL for an emotional and information reboot if that makes sense! (Marissa)

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to all involved in last weekend. Our daughter is 5 and was diagnosed in January of this year. She had a great time. (Donna)

I much enjoyed speaking to several parents and several of your team, but my abiding memory is of all the children rushing around hither and thither without any concerns that they might be picked on because of their situation. In short, as a rather critical newcomer, an outstanding event if I may say so. (Mike Cross)

Thanks for organising such a great weekend. Our T1D is walking a little taller and we've had four days of no BG's above 9mmol- we found the Francesca's dietary advice really useful. (Rosie)

Lorna, Ed and I found the event really timely and immensely helpful- thanks so much for all the hard work organising it. Much appreciated. (Mark)

Thank you for an amazing conference we really enjoyed it. It was so lovely seeing the kids playing so freely with not a care in the world just how it should be for them every day. Thank you all who made this possible for our type one warriors and their siblings (Nina)

We had a fab time and can’t wait for next year!! You guys did a brilliant job. (Marian)

Thanks again for organising the conference. Dan was very down in the dumps and a bit burnt out before the weekend, but he's like a changed lad now - confident, happy and ready to face another year with T1. I've yet to figure out how a weekend that is essentially about diabetes, gives us (as a family) a huge psychological break from diabetes - but it does. Thank you so much. The work you do is invaluable and keeps us going for the other (relentless) 51 weeks of the year. (Louise)

It was a pleasure to attend the event. Joseph and I both had a great time and he had many amazing stories to share with his friends on Monday. I was really touched by the amazingly positive effect the weekend had on both the kids and parents, I certainly wish such an event had existed when I was younger. (Tim Tree)

Conference Information

T-1 Today UK (CWD), a UK Registered Charity, is excited to host its second Friends For Life UK Family Conference. The weekend is sure to be filled with fun and laughter, some tears and frustrations, education, exciting challenges and cutting edge information. Join the Trustees and other families with diabetes to hear from renowned health care specialists and guest speakers who live with type 1 diabetes. Watch the children of all ages become "Friends for Life" and see their excited faces as their bonds develop. From toddlers to grandparents, from those new to the T1 world to those more experienced, from laypeople to the medical professionals, we will all join together and make new and lifelong friendships. This is a conference you will never forget and one you will want to come back to again and again and again.

Who Should Attend FFL UK 2018?

  • Families and individuals with type 1 diabetes
  • Young adults, teens, school-age children, and younger children
  • Grandparents
  • Children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings and their best friends
  • Their parents
  • Adults with type 1 diabetes and their spouses or partners

The Conference Schedule in a Nutshell

  • Friday, 26 October, 2018: Registration opens at 9 am; Focus Groups with our Platinum Sponsors in the morning and afternoon; Exhibition Hall open from 3 pm until 9 pm; Opening Keynote at 7:30 pm and reception thereafter

  • Saturday, 27 October, 2018: Sessions for adults and children all day; lunch and snack breaks; dinner on your own followed by a Family Ceilidh from 7:30 to midnight. Make sure to spend time with the exhibitors and sponsors! Sponsors and Exhibitors stands open 8 am to 5:30 pm.

  • Sunday, 27 October, 2018: Sessions for adults and children all day; lunch and snack breaks; Sponsors and Exhibitors stands open 8 am to 5:30 pm; Closing Keynote.

Dinner is not included on Friday or Saturday nights. However, Crieff Hydro has 5 restaurants to choose from.

Refunds will be available on registration fees up until 30 September 2018. Thereafter no refunds will be available unless we have a waiting list. However, please note that there is a cancellation fee of £10 per person. T-1 Today UK is not only subsidising your registration fee but also covering cost of fees charged on each ticket which is not included in your registration fee.

Registration at the Conference will open at 8:30 am on Friday 26 October, with Focus Groups hosted by our Platinum Sponsors on offer both morning and afternoon. The Exhibition Hall will open at 3:00 pm and the Opening Keynote will take place at 7:30 pm that evening followed by a reception in the Exhibition Hall.

For the structured programme, children are divided into the following groups: Childcare (0-5), Elementary (Primary) (ages 6-8), Tween (ages 9-12), and Teen (ages 13-17; 18 if not at university). Please note that no child can move up or down groups. They MUST be in their age appropriate group, based on their age as at 26 October. Each age group is tailored for that specific age group. In childcare, the children are grouped within their ages with their activities geared accordingly.

The Conference Venue and Reservations

Hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Please use the Crieff Hydro Online Registration to book your room. Crieff Hydro has reserved 100 rooms, B&B, for our families and the cost of these, per night, are as follows:

  • Double Room for Double Occupancy £135
  • Double Room for Single Occupancy £110
  • 1 Adult & 1 Child £120
  • 1 Adult & 2 Children (Family of 3 room) £140
  • Family of 3 (2A v 1 C) £145
  • Family of 4 (2A & 2C) £155
  • Family of 5 (2A & 3 C) £165
  • Family of 6 (2A & 4C) £175v
  • Interconnecting Room 2 Adult & 2 Children £155 + £50
  • Executive Rooms £20 supplement per night

These rates are on offer to our families on either side of the Conference should they wish to extend their stay. Please note, there is a 50% non-refundable deposit at time of booking with the remaining balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Crieff Hydro also has lodges. However, these are very popular and will sell out very quickly.

Note: You must register separately for the conference and hotel. Registering for the hotel does not register your family for the conference itself.

Registration Information

Registration fees are as follows:

  • £80 for attendees aged 6 and above
  • £40 for children aged 2-5 years
  • Free of charge for children ages 0-23 months

Registration includes:

  • Conference t-shirt
  • Conference Programme (one per family)
  • All sessions for adults and children
  • Lunch on both Saturday and Sunday (gluten free buffets included)
  • All snack breaks between sessions (gluten free snacks included)

For more information, please email Gwen Sutherland at .

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