Making the Connection - CME Houston, TX

DECEMBER 13, 2020

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Interactive & Engaging

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Expert Faculty

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5.75 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

Sunday, December 13, 2020
7:30am – Registration & Breakfast
8:00am – 5:00pm – Conference

WHERE

Humble Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338

Complimentary Parking at the Humble Civic Center.

HOW MUCH

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

MENU

Breakfast: Breakfast items vary
Mid-Morning Snack: Apple & String Cheese
Lunch: TBD
Dessert: TBD

Don’t forget to tell your patients with diabetes about TCOYD Conference and Health Fair!
Held in conjunction with the CME program, it’s life-changing day of education, motivation and empowerment to give people living with diabetes the tools they need to take a more active role in their health.
LEARN MORE HERE.

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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 5.75 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 and their cardiovascular impact
  • Time in range and the unmet needs of 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 - 9:00AMUnderstanding and Addressing Problematic Adherence to Oral and Injectable Cardiometabolic Medications
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
9:10AM - 10:40AMThe Diabetes Conference of Tomorrow...Today!
Steven V. Edelman, MD; William Polonsky, PhD, CDE; Jeremy H. Pettus, MD; and Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MDThis session is held in tandem with the TCOYD Conference & Health Fair for people with diabetes
10:40AM -11:30AMBreak & Visit Health Fair
11:30AM -12:30PMEffective Use of Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes: Lowering Cardiovascular Risk While Improving Glycemic Control
Steven V. Edelman, MD
12:30PM - 1:15PMEnjoy a Delicious & Healthy Lunch
1:15PM - 2:15PMPractical Application of Injectable Agents and Their Cardiovascular Effects: Individualized Treatment Strategies
Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD
2:15PM - 3:30PMA Focus on Time in Range, Unmet Needs and Modern Management of Type 1 Diabetes
Jeremy H. Pettus, MD
3:30PM - 4:30PMCombined Patient-Provider Workshop: Doctors Are From Mars, Patients Are From Venus
Steven V. Edelman, MD, and William Polonsky, PhD, CDE
4:30PM - 5:00PMClosing Session
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.)

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

Robin Miyamoto, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist, Department of Native Hawaiian Health and Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine

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.

*Jeremy Pettus, MD
Type 1 Track Director, Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine

Dr. Jeremy Pettus was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 years old.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to educating and treating others like himself.  He is currently an Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.  There, he focuses primarily on clinical trials to develop and test new and innovative therapies for people living with diabetes.  These include studies ranging from medications to reverse or slow the disease once it occurs, to islet cell transplantation strategies, to device studies such as artificial pancreas technology.  As somebody who has the disease himself, sees patients with type 1, and is actively working on curing/treating the disease, we are honored to have him as our Type 1 Track director.  Dr. Pettus travels across the country and the world meeting other leading physicians and scientists and brings this information directly to TCOYD conference participants.

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. 7. Design a treatment plan for multiple daily injection regimens and insulin pump therapy.
2. Develop individualized treatment strategies based on the living standards of care and patient characteristics.8. Explain how to interpret continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data.
3. Discuss the recently published cardiovascular-renal outcome trials on oral and injectable type 2 medications.9. Demonstrate the ability to select effective therapeutic adjustments based on CGM trending or rate of change arrows, time in range, and standard deviation.
4. Summarize the most up-to-date clinical information on GLP-1 RA and SGLT-2 inhibitors.10. Recognize the physical and emotional barriers that prevent patients with diabetes from being persistent and adherent to their therapeutic regimen(s).
5. Evaluate the use of SGLT-2 and GLP-1 RA in patients who have cardiovascular risks factors and are at risk or have a history of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).11. Employ innovative and dynamic strategies for communication with patients to strengthen provider-patient relations and improve patient outcomes.
6. 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.

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 5.75 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 5.75 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 5.75 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.

Registered Dieticians: The activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 6.0 CPEUs (CPE Level 1,2, & 3).

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 5.75 contact hour(s) (0.65 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.  (Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-20-001-L01-P) 

 

This is a knowledge based activity.

Cancellation Refund Policy

Need to cancel? Email us at cancelmycme@tcoyd.org
To receive a full refund, cancellations must be received no later than December 4, 2020.

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