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56th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course (2009)
February 6 - 8, 2009, New York, NY

The 56th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course offered the latest advances in diabetes management in general sessions and interactive Meet the Expert (MTE) sessions.
The sessions include:
  • the latest information on the management of diabetes and its complications
  • practical tips and proven strategies for improving patient care
  • translation of the latest diabetes research into clinical practice

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The Program is available in PDF file format.

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

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Evaluate recent clinical data on target levels for A1C and post-prandial glucose
  • Review current treatment options for type 2 diabetes and assess data related to changing or discontinuing a medication
  • Evaluate pro and con data on whether the use of SMBG or CGM improves patient outcomes
  • Discuss the results of and the implications for the LOOK AHEAD study and the implications of reducing BMI, including the role of micronutrients in weight loss
  • Evaluate issues related to mental health and diabetes, and develop treatment strategies that focus on depression and eating disorders
  • Describe the role of gut hormones in diabetes, and assess treatment options beyond GLP-1 on the horizon
  • Evaluate innovative strategies to improve diabetes care and outcomes with a focus on psychosocial barriers, patient-provider communication and diabetes performance measures
  • Discuss the results of recent studies on the links between inflammation and diabetes and bone disease and diabetes, and the implications for clinical practice 
  • Review data from current research on the progress toward reversing type 1 diabetes
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the use of bariatric surgery for patients with diabetes, and, if appropriate, assess when to refer
  • Explain the relationship between hypertension and diabetes and describe new treatment options and approaches for application to clinical practice


Joan K. Bardsley, RN, MBA, CDE
Assistant Vice President for Scientific Affairs Administration
MedStar Research Institute
Hyattsville, Maryland
Zachary T. Bloomgarden, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE
Adult Nurse Practitioner and
Certified Diabetes Educator
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Vivian Fonseca, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, PhD, RD
Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health and School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Margaret A. Powers, PhD, RD, CDE
Research Scientist
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota