March 27 - 28, 2009, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
Target Audience: Sessions offered at this continuing education activity have been specifically designed for physicians, physician assistants, podiatric physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, certified diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals. This conference was initiated in 1990 and is now in its eighteenth year. It is widely regarded as the most informative and comprehensive professional seminar on diabetes mellitus in South Florida. Teaching/Learning Strategies for this activity include lectures, question/answer interaction, case studies and handouts.
By attending this conference, the participant should be able to:
- State the overall recommended targets and clinical strategies to improve cardiometabolic outcomes related to hypertension, dyslipidemia, glucose levels and lifestyle.
- Integrate the importance of cultural diversity, psychosocial and behavioral isues to improve the delivery and reception of an overall medical treatment plan for the person with diabetes.
- Discuss the impact of periodontal diseases in the patient with diabetes and how to recognize the signs and symptoms and general guidelines on management.
- State the strategic overall plan and positive health outcomes of the comprehensive group office visit forum including roles and responsibilities, resources, cost containment and time management.
- Explain why routine podiatric assessments, surgical and non-surgical interventions for foot structure, neuropathy and vascular problems are important particularly with existing diabetes related risk factors.
- Discuss with a multidisciplinary panel discussion identifying diabetes related complications, adverse effects, medication complexity and behavioral issues with suggestions on emerging therapeutic regimens and practical tips to improve health outcomes.
- Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of current pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of glucose for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with and without cardiometabolic involvement or potential risk.
- Identify 3 clinical strategies to improve glucose management, decrease mortality, reduce complications and shorten the length of stay among hospitalized patients.