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; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six 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 and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five 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 throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.