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 diabetes clinical practice and research. This symposium consists of medical lectures and workshops given by healthcare professionals (not all MD's), investigators and patients on topics related to Diabetes Updates. Inclusion of patient perspectives is a new feature in this year's program. This course is designed for primary care physicians, adult endocrinologists, pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, physician assistants, fellows, residents, and medical students.

The cost of the conference is $190, 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

Robert D. Blank, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief, Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Committee Members

  • Rosanna Fiallo-Scharer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Diabetes Program Director, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Martin J. Hesner, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Director, The Max McGee Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Srividya Kidambi, MD, Assistant Professor, Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Nancy Havas, MD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Lindsey Cushman, PA-C, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Gina George, PA-C, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Carolyn Raasch, APNP, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Debra Warpechowski, 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