The Annual Diabetes Symposium

Italian Community Center
Milwaukee, WI

The Diabetes Symposium is a two-day, affordable and educational CME conference which allows you to:

Annual Diabetes Symposium

Learn a wealth of information from our reputable and well known speakers

Annual Diabetes Symposium Audience Response Sessions

Ask questions and participate in our Audience Response Sessions

MCW Continuing Education Program

Earn CME credit

Annual Diabetes Symposium

Interact with colleagues and network with others

Annual Diabetes Symposium Exhibitors

Correspond with exhibitors

Annual Diabetes Symposium

Enjoy excellent food

Program Information

This is a two-day program with the specific purpose of increasing education and knowledge of all aspects of endocrine clinical practice and research. This symposium consists of medical lectures given by healthcare professionals on topics related to Diabetes Updates. This course is designed for primary care physicians, adult & pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, physician assistants, fellows, residents, and medical students.

The cost of the conference is $185, which includes a program syllabus; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for two days; lectures from reputable and well known speakers; exposure to exhibitors; CME Credit; as well as free parking.

Program Objectives

This conference is designed to:

  • Improve diabetes care by identifying and expounding evidence-based advances in management.
  • Outline the areas that are at the outer limits of current knowledge and define our limitations.
  • Improve Management and knowledge of drugs and therapy, using well-controlled trial data.
  • Gain further knowledge about the scientific knowledge of the pathophysiological processes involved in diabetes.

Diabetes Symposium Planning Committee

Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD, Professor, Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Staff Attending, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI.

Committee Members

  • Ramin Alemzadeh, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Nancy Havas, MD, Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Debra Warpechowski, Program Assistant, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Susan Hjelsand, Program Manager, American Diabetes Association-Wisconsin

Symposium Location Information

Italian Community Center, 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI
The Italian Community Center is located near Lake Michigan in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Located only three blocks from downtown Milwaukee, the Italian Community Center is easily accessible from I-794, one block west of Henry W. Maier Festival Park. For more information, please call (414) 223-2800 or visit the Italian Community Center website.


If you have any questions regarding the symposium, please contact Debra Warpechowski at (414) 955-6724 or via email at