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September 14, 2011

Conference To Provide ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Training In Diabetes Prevention And Care

The early registration deadline is fast approaching for an upcoming conference for healthcare professionals and students on the prevention and management of diabetes.

The Montana Diabetes Conference 2011: Effective Interventions for Diabetes Prevention & Care is planned for October 13 and 14 at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena. The cost to attend is $95 for those who register on or before September 28 and $115 thereafter. Student rates are $55 before September 28 and $75 thereafter. 

“The goal of this year’s conference is to provide state-of-the-art training for health care professionals in diabetes research, prevention, and care,” said Anna Whiting Sorrell, Director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). 

The conference aims to promote evidence-based medicine by closing the gap between research and practice.

Specific topics to be covered include sessions on recent major clinical trials and translational research in cardiovascular disease and diabetes management, applying research to practice for diabetes prevention, nutritional interventions, and healthcare models that support access to diabetes self-management.

The nationally recognized faculty includes Katherine Tuttle of the Providence Medical Research and Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Spokane, WA; Linda Siminerio of University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA; and Alain Bertoni and Jeffrey Katula both of Wake Forest University Department of Epidemiology & Prevention in Winston-Salem, NC.

The conference is presented by the Montana Diabetes Project with the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, and St. Vincent Healthcare.

Continuing education credits will be available to physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses.

To register for the conference, call Michelle at the University of Montana School of Extended & Lifelong Learning at (406) 243-4866 or visit http://umt.edu/ce/cps/MontanaDiabetesConference.htm.

For more information, contact Susan Day at (406) 444-6677 or email sday@mt.gov.

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