UAMS Offers Diabetes Education Program For Health Care Professionals

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will offer the latest information on diabetes research and treatment to health care professionals during a real-time interactive television presentation airing March 15 at several hospitals and UAMS Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) throughout the state.


“Sharpen Your Skills: A Diabetes Intensive Review Course for Health Care Professionals” will air from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. The free program, hosted by the UAMS Rural Hospital Program and the Arkansas Department of Health will introduce health care professionals to the latest in research on diabetes and pre-diabetes, including technology, carbohydrate counting and glycemic control, foot care and cardiology-related factors.


In addition, a team of diabetes professionals will review and discuss a best-practice case study.


To register for the presentation, contact one of the broadcast locations. Registration is also available online at


The broadcast locations and contact information:

  • Ashley County Medical Center – Crossett, (870) 364-1432
  • Baptist Memorial HospitalForrest City   (870)261-0424
  • Bradley County Medical CenterWarren, (870) 226-3731
  • Cabun Rural Health Clinic – Hampton, (870) 798-4064
  • Chambers Memorial HospitalDanville, (479) 495-6327
  • Chicot Memorial HospitalLake Village, (870) 265-5351, ext. 312
  • Community Health and Wellness – Springdale  (479)750-6550
  • Community Medical Center of Izard County – Calico Rock, (870) 297-3738
  • Conway Human Development Center –    (501)329-6851 X 263
  • Crittenden Memorial HospitalWest Memphis, (870) 735-5527
  • Drew Memorial HospitalMonticello, (870) 460-3509
  • Harris HospitalNewport    (870)512-3152
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital – Walnut Ridge   (870)886-4105
  • Mena Medical Center, (479) 394-6100, ext. 7135
  • North Arkansas Regional Medical CenterHarrison, (870) 365-2098
  • Ouachita Medical CenterCamden, (870) 836-1341
  • Piggott Community Hospital, (870) 598-3881
  • Stuttgart Regional Medical Center, (870) 674-6127
  • UAMS AHEC Fort Smith, (479) 785-2431
  • UAMS AHEC Pine Bluff, (870) 541-7611
  • UAMS AHEC South Arkansas – El Dorado, (870) 862-2489
  • UAMS Delta AHEC – Helena, (870) 338-9100
  • University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, (870) 777-5722
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, (501) 686-2590


The UAMS Rural Hospital Program allows Arkansans to receive and participate in technology-based health education. Through the interactive television system, health professionals, students and community members can access the latest health information and resources at UAMS.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has more than 2,200 students and 660 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.1 billion a year.


UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.