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 Thank you for attending
The Sixth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin
The Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
May 16th-17th, 2013
We hope to see you next year!


Featured Speakers & Topics

Deborah Burnet, MD, MA

Community-Engaged Research to Decrease Childhood Obesity & Diabetes Risk on Chicago's South Side
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
Obesity & Lipodystrophy

Professor, Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition Research
  UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS
Treatment Update for Diabetes Mellitus

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition
  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Abbas Kitabchi, MD, PhD

Hyperglycemic Crises (DKA & HHS): Pathogenesis & Therapy

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

Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes: Dysregulated Cardiac Lipid Dynamics

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

Evaluation and Treatment of Diabetic Neuroarthropathy

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Division Foot & Ankle Surgery
 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FFAN

The COPE/Healthy Lifestyles TEEN Program for Overweight/Obese Adolescents

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


Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

The Dysfunctional Beta Cell in Type 2 Diabetes

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

Management of Advancing Diabetic Nephropathy

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

Exercise & Diabetes

Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health
  York University, Toronto, Canada



Shailendra Patel, MD, PhD
Update on Diabetes Cardiovascular Trials

Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Clinical Nutrition
  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Guillermo Umpierrez, MD

Issues and Management of Diabetes in the Minority Population

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
Diabetes & Bone

Director, Mercy Health Osteoporosis and Bone Health Services
  Cincinnati, OH



Not Pictured
William E. Winter, MD

Biomarkers of Autoimmune Diabetes

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


Clinical Case Discussions with Audience Participation Presented by:


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




Laura Levin, MD



Kathleen Marquart, MD



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

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

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.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding the symposium, please contact Beth Wilke at 414-955-6722 or via email at bwilke@mcw.edu.


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