UAMS Diabetes Symposium Feb. 20-21 to Focus on Community-Based Care

By Yavonda Chase

The focus of this year’s symposium will be population health and community-based diabetes care.

The 21st annual Diabetes Update will be held from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Feb. 20 and from 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 21 on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. Parking is available in Parking Deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

For those who preregister by Feb. 12, the cost is $75 for students, residents and fellows; $165 for nurses, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals; $180 for pharmacists; and $225 for physicians. There is also a reduced rate for those who would prefer to only attend one day of the conference. Participants can also register at the conference; however, the price increases by $25. Continuing education credits are available for the symposium.

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The symposium will include “State of Diabetes and Obesity Management in Arkansas,” “Diabetes Management and Prevention in Communities with Health Literacy Challenges,” “Collaborative Care with Pharmacy and Primary Practitioners,” and “Management of Diabetes in the Elderly.”

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.