2013 Diabetes Symposium
May 16–17


Thank you for attending the Sixth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin, held at the Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI


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  Featured Speakers & Topics

Deborah Burnet, MD, MA
Deborah Burnet, MD, MA | Community-Engaged Research to Decrease Childhood Obesity & Diabetes Risk on Chicago's South Side (PDF)
Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics; Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Abhimanyu Garg, MD
Abhimanyu Garg, MD | Obesity & Lipodystrophy (PDF)
Professor, Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS
Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS | Treatment Update for Diabetes Mellitus (PDF)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Abbas Kitabchi, MD, PhD
Abbas Kitabchi, MD, PhD | Hyperglycemic Crises (DKA & HHS): Pathogenesis & Therapy (PDF)
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Science; Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Director, Training Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN


E. Douglas Lewandowski, PhD
E. Douglas Lewandowski, PhD | Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes: Dysregulated Cardiac Lipid Dynamics (PDF)
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research and Program in Integrative Cardiac Metabolism; Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine, Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Richard M. Marks, MD, FACS
Richard M. Marks, MD, FACS | Evaluation and Treatment of Diabetic Neuroarthropathy (PDF)
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Division Foot & Ankle Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FFAN
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FFAN | The COPE/Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program for Overweight/Obese Adolescents (PDF)
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


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Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD | The Dysfunctional Beta Cell in Type 2 Diabetes (PDF)
Lilly Professor of Pediatric Diabetes; Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Physiology, and Biochemistry; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


Mark E. Molitch, MD
Mark E. Molitch, MD | Management of Advancing Diabetic Nephropathy (PDF)
Martha Leland Sherwin Professor of Endocrinology; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Molecular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


Michael c. Riddell, PhD
Michael C. Riddell, PhD | Exercise & Diabetes (PDF)
Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health
York University, Toronto, Canada


Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD
Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD | Update on Diabetes Cardiovascular Trials (PDF)
Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Guillermo Umpierrez, MD
Guillermo Umpierrez, MD | Issues and Management of Diabetes in the Minority Population (PDF)
Professor of Medicine, Director, Grady Hospital Clinical Research Unit, A-CTSI Emory Univ. School of Med., Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Grady Health System
Grady Memorial Hospital & Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE
Nelson B. Watts, MD, FACP, MACE | Diabetes & Bone (PDF)
Director, Mercy Health Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
Cincinnati, OH

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William E. Winter, MD | Biomarkers of Autoimmune Diabetes (PDF)
Professor, Departments of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Principle Investigator, Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet ICA Core Laboratory Director, UF Pathology Laboratories, Endocrine Autoantibody Laboratory Pathology Course Director
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

  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.

  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.
  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
  • Beth Wilke, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Susan Hjesland, Associate Director, American Diabetes Association
  Designation of Credit

ACCME Accreditation
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 14.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AAFP Credit Designation
This Live activity, The Sixth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin, with a beginning date of 05/16/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Clinical case discussions with audience participation presented by:

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Olena Hungerford, MD
Sujani Poonuru, MD
Tejal Shah, MD
Katarzyna Zarnecki, MD

Laura Levin, MD2013 Diabetes Symposium Laura Levin, MD

2013 Diabetes Symposium Kathleen Marquardt, MD

Kathleen Marquardt, MD


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



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