9th Annual Diabetes Management Conference (RP1611B)

Dallas, TX US
November 18, 2016

Diabetes remains a national and global health priority, requiring solutions at individual, population health and health system levels.  With over 30 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes and over 90 million Americans with pre-diabetes, innovative and targeted solutions to preventive and clinical care and diabetes self-management education is critical.  Successful diabetes management is not only about controlling glucose and other cardiovascular risk factors, but also system-wide approaches for effectively managing individual and population health outcomes of this ever-increasing diabetes disease epidemic.  Diabetes requires multidisciplinary intervention, demanding multidisciplinary health care providers to stay abreast of best practices in the management of diabetes and its associated complications.

This Ninth Annual Diabetes Management Conference will address areas of clinical relevance including cardiovascular outcomes trails, pharmacologic approaches to diabetes treatment, inpatient management strategies, patient engagement and reaching strategies, transitions in care, successful supermarket navigation and the connections of health systems and patients to available community resources.

Target Audience

The conference is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and diabetes educators.

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to         Core Competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, System Based Practice, Inter-Disciplinary Teams, Quality Improvement) and be able to:

  • Identify alternative payment models and investigate the impact on diabetes care delivery
  • Assess for glucose control in Type 2 diabetes and identify approprirate pharmacologic approaches to treatment intensification
  • Evaluate cardiovascular profiles of antihyperglycemic drug classes and reduce patient risk
  • Discuss effective teaching strategies and engagement techniques for individual and group DSME
  • Describe glycemic and clinical goals in non-critical and critical care settings and effective approaches to common clinical problems
  • Identify techniques for improved food selection for patients with diabetes and the grocery stores
  • Identify and connect patients with diabetes to available community resources
  • Describe recommended screening, evluation and treatment approaches for patients with  neuropathy
  • Identify patient and system-based strategies for sucessful pediatric to adult transition in diabetes care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/18/2016 - 7:45am CST
Event ends: 
11/18/2016 - 4:45pm CST
Fellowship Dallas
9330 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
United States

Course Directors:

Kellie Rodriguez, MSN, MBA, CDE
Director, Diabetes Education & Community Engagement
Global Diabetes Program
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Luigi Meneghini, MD, MBA
Professor and Executive Director
Global Diabetes Program
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance


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