SKMC 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.
4th Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Trends
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Nationally, diabetes affects 29.1 million people or 9.3% 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 4th 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 targeting specific topics and panel discussions with 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, diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular disease. There will be time for questions & answers after the keynote lectures, ending the day with cases for discussion where the 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 4th 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.
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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.
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, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at 215-955-6992.
Application has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetics Registration. Determination of credits is pending.