A 3-part Webinar series on the clinical management of T2DM and associated CV risk. Click on Event Dates to learn more about the specific agenda and faculty for each program. The series includes:
Part 1: Diabetes in the South: Focus on Prevention (October 17)
Part 2: Individualizing Diabetes Management in Early T2DM (November 1)
Part 3: Navigating Insulin-Based Therapy (December 5)
Date / Time
Veronica K. Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Emeritus Director, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Diabetes Center for Scott & White
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Professor, Social and Behavioral Health
Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health
College Station, Texas
Richard E. Pratley, MD
Medical Director of Education and Research
Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona
Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, CDE
Professor of Medicine
Section Head, Diabetes & Endocrinology
Grady Health System
The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ clinical competence in preventing T2DM and at applying culturally competent treatment strategies in the management of patients with T2DM and associated cardiovascular risks. The live meeting series will focus on high risk patients and will be hosted byclinicians who practice in the US "diabetes belt.”
This program is intended for endocrinologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with type 2 diabetes.
- Identify patients at risk for T2DM and implement evidence-based prevention strategies that take into consideration patients’ cultural beliefs and practices
- Identify and address cultural barriers that may impede successful treatment and self-care in patients with T2DM
- Determine an appropriate A1C goal that reflects patient factors such as age, duration of T2DM, life expectancy, comorbidities, and risk of hypoglycemia
- Apply key learnings from T2DM published guidelines and pivotal clinical study results to develop strategies for intensifying therapy in patients who fail to achieve glycemic control on initial therapy
- Consider findings of cardiovascular outcomes trials when selecting T2DM regimens for patients with elevated cardiovascular risk
Physician Continuing Medical Education
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American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA)
Southern Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine - Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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Nursing Continuing Education
Nurse Contact Hours
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Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Other Healthcare Professionals
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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Southern Medical Association requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to Southern Medical Association policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.