JMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
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.
3rd Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Innovations
October 17, 2014
Thomas Jefferson University
Dorrance H. Hamilton Building - Connelly Auditorium
1001 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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 3rd Annual Diabetes Symposium 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, mini symposia targeting specific topics and panel discussions with nationally/internationally renowned experts in the field.
The agenda developed by the course directors, Serge Jabbour, MD and Jeffrey Miller, MD, will include in-depth presentations on a myriad of hot topics, including keynote lectures on type 2 diabetes management, type 1 diabetes management, gestational diabetes and a series of fascinating mini symposia on diabetes complications and weight management. In addition, the agenda also includes enough time for questions & answers after each keynote lecture and mini symposium, ending the day with a panel discussion where our 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.
The ultimate goal of the 3rd Annual Diabetes Symposium 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.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. For additional information, call the Office of CME, Jefferson Medical College at 215-955-6992.