JMC Office of CME
Jefferson's Department of Medicine is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in patient care, research and education. The Department consists of physicians specially trained in primary care as well as subspecialties.
1st Annual Diabetes Symposium:
Nationally, diabetes affects 25.8 million people or 8.3% of the US population. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and a major cause of cardiovascular disease. Improving patients' outcomes requires a multifaceted approach, starting with individualized glycemic control, appropriate selection of therapies and management of various comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity.
The 1st Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Innovations has been specifically designed for practicing endocrinologists, primary care physicians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nurses and trainees. This CME conference offers a unique setting of keynote lectures and panel discussions with nationally/internationally renowned experts in the field.
The agenda developed by the course directors, Serge Jabbour, MD, FACP, FACE and Jeffrey L. Miller, MD, will include in-depth presentations on a myriad of hot topics, including glycemic goals, consensus treatment algorithms, diabetes education, inpatient diabetes management, insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors, and diabetes landscape in the next decade. In addition to the keynote lectures, the agenda also includes four panel discussions where expert faculty will provide guidance to participants in applying the new knowledge and clinical guidelines into their practices. The combined format of live debate and didactic presentations will allow the audience to observe and question the experts as they discuss real patient cases. In addition, the use of an Audience Response System in some panels will further engage the participants and allow them to assess their knowledge and skill levels with their peers.
The ultimate goal of the 1st Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Innovations is to provide a unique educational and learning experience to practitioners, allowing them to improve the delivery of care for diabetic patients.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Live activity, 1st Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances & Innovations, with a beginning date of September 28, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 7.7 is maximum number of contact hours to be awarded to participants.