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55th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course (2008)
February 1 - 3, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Free webcasts are now available from the 55th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course.  The presentations offer the latest advances in diabetes management in general sessions and intensive workshops.  Click here for a list of the available sessions!

The sessions offered at the Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course have been designed specifically for physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, podiatric physicians, physician assistants, the primary care community, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with diabetes and who manage the complications related to this disease.

At the end of this activity, the attendees should be able to:
• Review the latest research on the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
• Discuss the new Diabetes Self-Management Education Standards and their implications for diabetes education.
• Assess the results from the HAPO Study and the implications for clinical treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus.
• Evaluate research related to the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of pre-diabetes.
• Describe the latest findings on the use of continuous glucose monitoring and the consideration of glucose variability in the management of diabetes.
• Integrate behavioral strategies related to reducing obesity into clinical practice.
• Compare and contrast various community-based initiatives focused on combating childhood obesity.
• Evaluate current research related to pharmacologic control of glucose homeostasis, including the use of incretin mimetics and enhancers, thiazolidindiones, and the early use of insulin in type 2 diabetes.
• Review best management practices related to: the “brittle” diabetes patient; the elderly patient with diabetes, the diabetes patient with kidney disease, and preoperative glucose management.
• Discuss the implications of the upcoming changes in the use of A1C.


Betsy Bohannon, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
Clinical Dietitian
Endocrinology Consultants of East Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, LD
Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Stephen Clement, MD, CDE
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Georgetown Diabetes Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

Jane K. Kadohiro, DrPH, APRN, CDE
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

Anne Nettles, RN, CS, MSN
Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Diabetes Careworks
Wayzata, Minnesota

Jay S. Skyler, MD, MACP
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes
and Metabolism
Associate Director for Academic Programs
University of Miami
Miami, Florida