Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition

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The Annual Diabetes of Wisconsin Symposium
Thursday, May 15th & Friday, May 16th, 2014
Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI


The Diabetes Symposium is a two-day, affordable and educational CME conference which allows you to:
1. Learn a wealth of information from our reputable and well known speakers.
2. Ask questions and participate in our Audience Response Sessions.
3. Earn CME credit.         
4. Interact with colleagues and network with others.
5. Correspond with exhibitors.
6. 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
Chair: Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD, Professor, Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Staff Attending, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin
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, Wisconsin
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 their website at: http://www.italianconference.com/

If you require lodging, please feel free to contact any of the conveniently located hotels listed below. There are several other hotels to chose from in the downtown area not far from the Italian Community Center. Please visit www.downtownmilwaukeehotels.com for more information. Attendees are responsible for all travel, hotel arrangements, and expenses.

Hotel Metro
411 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Pfister Hotel
424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

InterContinental Milwaukee
139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact Information
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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