2016 Diabetes Symposium
May 12-13

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

May 12, 2016 Presentations

May 13, 2016 Presentations

Continuing Education

American Diabetes Association

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 their website.

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  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.

  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.
  • Gain awareness of the patient perspective of diabetes care.
  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
  • Debra Warpechowski, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Susan Hjelsand, Program Manager, American Diabetes Association-Wisconsin
  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 13.75 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 13.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AAFP Credit Designation
This Live activity, The Ninth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin, with a beginning date of 05/12/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 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.


If you have any questions regarding the Diabetes Symposium or would like to be an exhibitor, please contact Debra Warpechowski at (414) 955-6724 or via email at dwarpech@mcw.edu.

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Endocrinology, appreciates the support provided by our exhibitors.