Diabetes Care Conference

Thank you for your interest in the Diabetes Care and Management Conference: A Team Approach.

March 24, 2018 | 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Piedmont Athens Regional
Medical Services Building | Third Floor Lecture Hall

Piedmont Physician and Staff Registration  Non-Piedmont Physicians  Other Non-Piedmont Providers

About Our Conference

Almost 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 86 million Americans have prediabetes. There are 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year and approximately one-quarter of the cases of diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Every five minutes, two people die of diabetes-related causes and 14 adults are newly diagnosed.

View Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify current Clinical Practice Recommendations for care of people with diabetes.
  • Assess the non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for managing diabetes and pre-diabetes to individualize care.
  • Apply the clinical recommendations for the treatment of obesity.
  • Apply clinical decision-making tools to achieve treatment goals for diabetes and co-morbidities.
  • Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care.   

Target Audience

Physician Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
Diabetes Educators
Other health care professionals who manage patients with diabetes


The fee for this conference is $75 for non-Piedmont affiliated physicians. Piedmont affiliated physicians, staff, and other members of the medical team may attend at no charge.

For our out-of-town colleagues who may be interested in attending and who would like to come in Friday evening, we have reserved a block of rooms at two downtown hotels located a few minutes from the hospital. There is a another large conference and several other events that weekend in Athens and rooms will be at a premium, so it's advised to make reservations earlier rather than later. These rooms will be held until March 2, 2018. 

CME Credit Hours

Piedmont Athens Regional is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logoThis conference has been approved for 5.5 hours of Pharmacy CE Credits by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education and Outreach. The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Contact Us

For more information, email PAR_CME@piedmont.org or call 706-475-7525.

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