Making the Connection - CME Bellevue, WA

February 9, 2019

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Interactive & Engaging

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Expert Faculty

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6.25 CME Credits

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Cutting Edge Education

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Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch

An engaging & entertaining

CME CONFERENCE
EXPERIENCE

For Healthcare Professionals

When:

Saturday, February 9, 2019
7:30am – Registration & Breakfast
8:00am – 5:00pm – Conference

Where:

Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

How Much:

$50 per person
On-site: $65 per person
Registration is limited to only 200 professionals. (Register early, this program will sell out!)

Parking info here.

Menu:

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito with Egg & Cheese, Fruit, Pastries, Coffee, Tea & Water

Mid-Morning Snack: Apple & String Cheese

Lunch: Chicken Fajita Salad

Dessert: Creamy Lime Mousse

Looking for detailed
conference schedule
and speaker information?

If you’d like to register by phone, call us:

800.998.2693

WHY YOU NEED TO “MAKE THE CONNECTION

Healthcare professionals who attend Making the Connection will…

 

  • LEARN from the nations LEADING experts in diabetes treatment
  • Earn 6.25 CME CREDITS
  • Enjoy a healthy & delicious BREAKFAST & LUNCH
  • Receive DOWNLOADABLE slide decks of all speaker presentations
  • Most importantly, help THEIR PATIENTS reach their treatment goals

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

We focus on four distinct areas of the most cutting-edge diabetes management strategies:

 

  • Patient-provider relationships with a focus on communication methods to improve adherence and persistence
  • Oral agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and their effect on cardiovascular health
  • Injectable therapies, including insulin, for use in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • New and emerging strategies for patients with type 1 diabetes

“I love attending this CME conference every single year to see what new therapies & trends are on the horizon for my patients with diabetes.”

– MTC Conference Participant 2018

Interactive Education

Cutting-Edge Research

Expert Speakers

Making the Connection Conference Schedule

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  • MORNING SESSION
  • AFTERNOON SESSION
7:30AM - 8:30AMRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:00AM - 8:15AMProgram Overview & Introduction
Steven V. Edelman, MD
8:15AM - 9:00AMCommunicating the Good News (Not Just the Bad News) About Diabetes: How Communicating Evidence-Based Hope Can Promote Patient Engagement
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
9:10AM - 10:10AMConquering Diabetes...I Get a Good Feeling
Steven V. Edelman, MD
This session is held in tandem with the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair for people with diabetes
10:10AM - 10:30AMDiabetes for the Encouraged and Discouraged
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
This session is held in tandem with the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair for people with diabetes
10:40AM -11:25AMBreak & Visit Health Fair
11:30AM -12:30PMUpdate and Clinical Overview of Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes and Their Cardiovascular Effects
Irl B. Hirsch, MD

 

 

12:30PM - 1:00PMEnjoy a Delicious & Healthy Lunch
1:15PM - 2:15PMPractical Application of Injectable Agents: Insulin and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists
Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD
2:15PM - 3:25PMAddressing the Therapeutic Strategies and Unmet Needs in Type 1 Diabetes
Steven V. Edelman, MD
3:30PM - 4:30PMCombined Patient-Provider Workshop: Getting Our Signals Crossed: What Do Patients and Providers Get Wrong About Each Other?
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, and Steven V. Edelman, MD
4:30PM - 5:00PMMaking the Connection: Insights & Observations
This session will discuss participant observations and insights gained regarding the important and difficult issues that people with diabetes face on an everyday basis.
Session held in tandem with the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair for people with diabetes.

Location

Register in advance for only $50!

($65 per person at the door, if conference does not sell out.)

If you’d like to register by phone, call us:

800.998.2693

SPEAKERS & FACULTY

Additional speakers will be announced soon

*extra-relatable faculty (they’re living with type 1)

*Steven V. Edelman, MD
TCOYD Founder & Director

Dr. Edelman is the founder and director of Taking Control Of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System of San Diego. He is also the director of the Diabetes Care Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Edelman, who has type 1 diabetes himself, has written more than 200 articles, five books, and has won numerous awards for teaching and humanitarianism. He has been chosen by the medical students at UCSD as the ‘teacher of the year’ numerous times. Among his many honors, Dr. Edelman has received the ‘Diabetes Educator Of The Year’ award by the American Diabetes Association, the ‘Distinction in Endocrinology’ award by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and named ‘Top 1% of U.S. Endocrinologists’ by US News and World Report

William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
Clinical Psychologist; Founder & CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute

Dr. Polonsky is President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world’s first organization totally dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Polonsky received his PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, he received the American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award for distinguished contributions to behavioral medicine and psychology. Dr. Polonsky’s most recent research projects have focused on quality of life in diabetes, diabetes-related distress and depression, hypoglycemic fear, and glucose monitoring behavior and attitudes in people living with diabetes.

Tricia Santos, MD
Type 2 Track Co-Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Santos did her endocrinology training under Dr. Edelman who sparked a love for all things diabetes and always kept things both “educational & entertaining.” Now she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSD where she wears many different hats. She has a special interest in caring for diabetic patients and helping them take a more active role in managing their diabetes. She directs the Diabetes & Endocrinology courses at the UCSD School of Medicine. She also teaches doctors in training and primary care physicians where she focuses on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship and involving the patient in medical decision making. Her love of teaching patients, students, and doctors has been recognized by several teaching awards. Her research focuses on investigating new and advanced therapies and technology for people with diabetes.

*Irl B. Hirsch, MD

Dr. Hirsch is a professor of medicine and holds the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, trained in internal medicine at the University of Miami in Miami FL and Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, FL, and completed a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. From both a research and teaching point of view, Dr. Hirsch’s career has focused on studying the best strategies for the use of insulin therapy in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, innovations in technology for diabetes management. More recently, he has become involved with artificial pancreas technology. The management of hyperglycemia in the hospital has been an interest of Dr. Hirsch for over 25 years. With regard to patient care, the majority of patients in his practice have type 1 diabetes or unusual forms of diabetes.

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ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

Learning Objectives

At course completion, participants should be able to:

1. Identify the different pathophysiologic defects associated with type 2 diabetes and how all the pharmacologic agents (oral and injectable) address these specific abnormalities.6. Design a treatment plan for multiple daily injection regimens and insulin pump therapy.
2. Review the recently published cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) on oral and injectable type 2 medications.7. Interpret continuous glucose monitoring data.
3. Discuss the implications of recently published cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTS) on oral and injectable type 2 medications.8. Select effective therapeutic adjustments based on trending or rate of change arrows, time in range, and standard deviation.
4. Discuss approaches to combination therapy with the currently available oral agents, as well as physician and patient-directed insulin titration strategies and the basal-bolus approach.9. Evaluate the physical and emotional barriers that prevent patients with diabetes from being persistent and adherent to their therapeutic regimen(s).
5. Outline the most up-to-date clinical information on GLP-1 receptor agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors.10. Employ innovative and dynamic strategies for communication with patients to strengthen provider-patient relations and improve patient outcomes.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Uni­versity of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Taking Control of Your Diabetes. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Cate­gory 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of re-licensure, the Califor­nia Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ (report up to 6.25 hours of credit and list “CME Category 1” as the provider number).

Physician Assistants: The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Phy­sician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Certified Diabetes Educators: The University of California, San Diego is accredited by the ACCME, which is on the NCBDE list of approved providers.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 6.5 contact hour(s) (0.65 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-999-18-422-L01-P).

 

This is a knowledge based activity.

Cancelation Refund Policy

Need to cancel?  Email us at cancelmycme@tcoyd.org
To receive a full refund, cancelations must be received no later than February 1, 2019.

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