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International Conference on Diabetes: Powerful Interventions to Address the Epidemic

Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, 2014
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Diabetes is a worldwide escalating epidemic. At the International Conference on Diabetes, leading experts share their latest insights on the causes of diabetes, the critical role of nutrition, and priorities for research.

On Friday, July 18, the focus is on insulin resistance and how it can be addressed, controversies over medication safety, and the use of plant-based diets. A networking reception will take place Friday after the last session.

On Saturday, the scope widens to include the changing face of diabetes worldwide, integrating nutrition interventions into clinical practice, and the need to refocus research priorities.

Learning Objectives include the following:

  • Participants will be able to identify epidemiologic trends in type 2 diabetes.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the emerging science on insulin resistance.
  • Participants will be able to consider the appropriate roles of specific pharmaceutical agents.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate the framework of basic science research in diabetes.
  • Participants will be able to describe methods to use dietary interventions as effective first-line therapy in practice.
  • Participants will be able to use dietary interventions as an effective first-line therapy in practice.

Location: This conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. Click here for map.

Accreditation

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians

The George Washington University Office of CEHP is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Registered dietitians (RD) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTR) will receive 13 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this program.

Nurses

This continuing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Virginia Nurse Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 contact hours. Registered Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 For more information, please contact Jill Eckart at 202-527-7337 or jeckart@pcrm.org.

 



 

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Thanks to the following sponsors:

Saladmaster

Vitamix

International Conference on Diabetes sponsor PharmedOUT.org

Treeline Treenut Cheese

Whole Foods Market Friendship Heights

 
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