11th Annual Diabetes Management Conference (RP1811C)

Dallas, TX US
November 2, 2018

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 Eleventh Annual Diabetes Management Conference will address areas of clinical relevance including value based health care, practical application of cardiovascular outcomes trials, diabetes foot care, meal planning for diverse families, depression and diabetes distress, continuous glucose monitors, atypical diabetes, obesity management and connected health opportunities.

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 core elements of the quadruple aim in the provision of value-based health care with emphasis on how proper self-care and Positive Psychological Capital (PPC) could lead to positive outcomes.
  • Explain the practical implications of the findings from the diabetes cardiovascular studies, discussing specific clinical applications and changes in the diabetes treatment guidelines.
  • Describe evidence-based standards for effective diabetic foot assessment and stratisfication.
  • Discuss practical and culturally appropriate meal planning recommendations for patients and families living with diabetes.
  • Discuss distress and depression and how both can impact diabetes treatment compliance.
  • Review the different technologies available for continuous glucose monitoring.
  • Identify distinct clinical features of different subtypes of atypical diabetes mellitus, especially the underlying molecular mechanisms of various types of monogenic diabetes mellitus and the unique therapies (precision medicine) for various subtypes of monogenic diabetes mellitus.
  • Review FDA-approved weight loss medications, discussing the benefits and challenges of available surgical options in effective obesity management.
  • Explain the concept and application of connected health in diabetes care delivery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA
  • 7.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/02/2018 - 7:45am CDT
Event ends: 
11/02/2018 - 4:45pm CDT
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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