2017 Diabetes Symposium
May 11-12

Thank you for attending the Tenth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin

May 11, 2017 Presentations

May 12, 2017 Presentations

Medical College of Wisconsin Continuing Education Program

American Diabetes Assocation

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, it 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.

CME Credit Information

To receive CME credit, please complete the following online evaluations:

All evaluations must be submitted within three (3) weeks of the symposium. CME credit will not be awarded for evaluations submitted after June 5, 2017.

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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. The major format used is a series of thematic talks by recognized health professionals and are all followed by question and answer sessions along with feedback. There will also be a panel of physicians who will present case discussions and then open the floor to the audience for a Question and Answer Session. This course is designed for primary care physicians, adult endocrinologists, pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, physician assistants, fellows, residents, and medical students.

To learn more about this event, view the Tenth Annual Diabetes Symposium brochure (PDF)

  Program Objectives

This conference is designed to:

  • Improve diabetes care by identifying and expounding evidence-based advances in management.
  • Analyze 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.
  • Increase awareness of the patient perspective of diabetes care.
  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, Departmen 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, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Gina George, PA-C, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Carolyn Raasch, APNP, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Jess Rybold, Division of Endocrinology, 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 14.00 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 14.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

AAFP Credit Designation:
This Live activity, The Tenth Annual Diabetes Symposium of Wisconsin, with a beginning date of 05/11/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 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.