Downtown Charleston, SC

2020 Diabetes Fall Symposium for Primary Health Care Professionals

October 17, 2020

The 2020 Diabetes Fall Symposium is designed to update health care professionals on current management and treatment guidelines for people with diabetes. This year’s 1-day symposium includes the option to attend in person or virtually via live streaming.

In Person Location:

MUSC Bioengineering Building Auditorium
70 President Street
Charleston, SC 29425

Online:

Attend virtually through live streaming and participate from your laptop or desktop computer. Receive the same credits while attending online.

Conference Overview

The 24th Annual Diabetes Fall Symposium for Primary Health Care Professionals is a 1-day symposium designed to update primary health care professionals on current management and treatment guidelines for people with diabetes. This year’s event includes the option to attend in person or virtually via live streaming. The program offers workshops on topics such as pharmacology, pregnancy and diabetes, weight management, and telehealth, and is specifically designed for Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Endocrinologists, Pharmacists, PharmDs, NPs, APRNs, PAs, RDs, and CDEs. The information to be presented is equally relevant to RNs, LPNs, and Social Workers.

Overall Objectives

Learning Outcomes: The participant will modify their standard practice and incorporate current evidence-based practices and strategies when managing the patient with diabetes.
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss insulin resistance with diabetes.
  • Identify transition models used to transfer patients from pediatric to adult diabetes management.
  • Analyze strategies to manage obesity in patients with diabetes.
  • Contrast the management of cardiovascular disease (CAD) with or without diabetes.
  • Summarize the complications of uncontrolled diabetes following orthopedic surgery.
  • Examine ocular manifestations of diabetic retinopathy including the mechanisms of visual loss.
  • Review treatment options for managing gastroparesis in patients with diabetes.

Conference Brochure

The 2020 Diabetes Fall Symposium Brochure (PDF) is now available.


Online Syllabus

The conference syllabus will be provided online. Information will be emailed to you the week prior to the conference so that you may download a copy.

Credit Designation

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  The program is accredited for a total of 7.0 live contact hours of knowledge-based and application based learning activities for pharmacists.  Participants must sign-in at registration table at the beginning of the day and attend each session for which they claim credit in its entirety.  Instructions on how to complete evaluations and have credit reported to the NABP CPE Monitor will be provided.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days; any credit claimed greater than 60 days from the program will be rejected by the CPE Monitor. To view learning objectives for pharmacists and ACPE UANs, visit cop.sc.learningexpressce.com to view the full activity announcement for pharmacists.

Physicians: Credit Statement: The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This nursing continuing education activity awards a total of 7.2 contact hours. Lowcountry AHEC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Counselors & Therapists: This program is approved for 7.2 hours of continuing education credit. The South Carolina AHEC system is recognized as a permanent sponsor of continuing education by the South Carolina Board of Examiners of Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Registered Dietitians:  This program provides a  total  of  7.2  contact  hours.

Social Workers: This program is approved for a total of 7.2 non-social worker contact hours.  The South Carolina AHEC system is recognized as an approved provider of continuing education by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.

All participants: This program is approved for 0.72 CE (7.2 clock hours) by Lowcountry AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.  Participants must attend 90% of the program to receive a certificate.  No partial credit will be given.

Lowcountry AHEC is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to the requirements of the ADA statements. Neither Lowcountry AHEC nor the American Nurses Credentialing Center endorses or approves any products that may be associated with this continuing education activity.

 

Schedule: October 17, 2020

7:00 am Registration, Breakfast, Visit Exhibits
7:50 am Welcome/Moderator, Usah Lilavivat, M.D.
8:00 am Insulin Resistance: The Enigma!, Harsha Karanchi, M.D.
9:00 am Strategies and Tools to Improve the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care, Katherine Lewis, M.D.
10:00 am BREAK - Foyer, Visit Exhibits
10:30 am Multidisciplinary Management of Obesity in the Patient with Type 2 Diabetes, Patrick O’Neil, Ph.D.
11:30 am Cardiovascular Complications in Diabetes Management, Valerian Fernandes, M.D.
12:30 pm LUNCH (box lunch provided), Visit Exhibits
1:15 pm Diabetic Foot Management: Functional Outcomes Following Amputation & Foot Infection Management, Christopher Gross, M.D.
2:15 pm BREAK - Foyer, Visit Exhibits
2:30 pm Update on Diabetic Eye Diseases, Jeffrey Blice, M.D.
3:30 pm  Gastroparesis Management in Patients with Diabetes, William Lancaster, M.D.
 4:30 pm Adjournment

Registration:

Pricing for Attendees In-Person/Virtual
MD's $200
Other Healthcare Providers $175
F/T Students, Interns, Residents and Fellows $50

REGISTER ONLINE: 
DSC-2020.eventbrite.com

 

Accommodations

Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston and Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront are two hotels within close proximity to MUSC.

Comfort Inn Downtown Charleston
144 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-2224

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront
35 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
843-722-7229

 

 

Distinguished Faculty

Jeffrey Blice, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Valerian Fernandes, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Christopher Gross, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Orthopedics
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Harsha Karanchi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

William Lancaster, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Katherine Lewis, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology
Greenville Hospital System
Greenville, SC

Patrick O’Neil, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Institute of Psychiatry
Weight Management Canter
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC


Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. The Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant.  This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity.  Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices are required to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Medical University of South Carolina, and the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina.  The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Refund Information

A refund of registration fees will be made upon written request prior to September 30, 2020; however, $25.00 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after September 30, 2020. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary and full registration fees will be refunded. The Medical University of South Carolina cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties.

Americans with Disabilities Act

It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any persons on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in the disabilities act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity, please call the Diabetes Center at (843) 876-0968, by September 30 or attach a note to your registration form.