UAMS Diabetes Update Set for Feb. 17-18

By ChaseYavondaC

The symposium, presented by the UAMS Office of Continuing Education and co-sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Health, is open to health care professionals, students, medical residents and fellows. Sessions will focus on engaging and disseminating best practices to communities.

Edward Gregg, Ph.D., chief of Epidemiology and Statistics at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss “Trends in Diabetes: Implications and Interventions” in his keynote address.

Other sessions will focus on interprofessional collaborative efforts to improve patient quality of life through diet, medication, and lifestyle interventions. Participants will experience hands-on simulation scenarios addressing patient exams and care. A special track on diabetes self-management practice and billing is being offered for health care administrators.

Early-bird prices are available through Jan. 31. For health care professionals, the early-bird price is $150 for the entire symposium and $55 for students, residents and fellows. Single-day, early-bird prices are $75 for all.

Beginning Feb. 1, two-day prices are $175 for health care professionals and $75 for students, residents and fellows, and $90 for single-day registration.

For more information, contact the UAMS Office of Continuing Education at (501) 661-7962, email or visit

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