10th Annual Diabetes Management Conference (RP1711B)

Dallas, TX US
November 10, 2017

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. It is estimated that the number of Texans with diabetes will quadruple by 2040, with a disproportionately higher percentage in the Dallas County region.

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, both within systems and across systems of care. 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 Tenth Annual Diabetes Management Conference will address areas of clinical relevance including nephropathy screening and management, pharmacologic approaches to diabetes treatment, medication adherence, diabetes technologies, nutrition updates, diabetes in pregnancy, and motivational interviewing to optimize the healthcare team-patient relationship.

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:

  • Discuss the role of big data in effective population health management
  • Describe pharmacologic approaches beyond basal insulins in diabetes management
  • Describe the screening and management recommendations for diabetic nephropathy
  • Review limitations of fad diets being used for weight/diabetes management and discuss strategies to assist patients to reach their goals
  • Identify clinical management priorities in gestational diabetes
  • Review insulin pump delivery options in order to improve patient self-management behaviors
  • Describe critical factors impacting medication non-adherence on clinical outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of glucose data and pattern recognition
  • Discuss the value of effective motivational interviewing for patients living with chronic disease
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/10/2017 - 7:45am CST
Event ends: 
11/10/2017 - 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

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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