Diabetes Care Conference

Change, Challenge, and Opportunity: Diabetes for the Primary Care Provider

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Shaheen Auditorium

October 21, 2023 | 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


About the Conference

More than 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 84 million Americans have prediabetes. There are 1.5 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. The content and format of the program is oriented to primary care providers to optimize the management and treatment of persons with diabetes. This conference is approved for 5 IPCE credits.

Agenda (subject to change)

7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibitors
8:00 a.m.
Welcome | Jennifer Gilligan, MD | Piedmont Healthcare
8:05 a.m.
When Should I Use an SGLT2-inhibitor or a GLP-1 agonist? | Stephen Clement MD | Director of Academics and Research, Endocrinology and Metabolism, INOVA
Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Associate Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia
9:00 a.m.
When to Suspect Type 1 Diabetes in a Sea of Type 2: Updates on Pathogenesis, Epidemiology, and Screening | Evan Los MD | Ballad Health | East Tennessee State University
10:00 a.m.
Fatty Liver in 2023 – MASHing it All Up and Putting it all Together Again | Lance Stein MD | Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
10:30 a.m.
Break/Snack/Visit Exhibitors
11:00 p.m.
Ask the Expert: Technology for Managing Diabetes | Viral Shah MD | Associate Professor | Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes | University of Colorado
12:00 p.m.
What Everybody Needs to Know About Ordering CGMs | Shelby Puckett and Kiajah Reynolds | Premier Kids Care
12:30 p.m.
Exercise is Medicine: Partnering with Your Medical Fitness Facility | Paige N. Jones III | Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1:00 p.m.
The Patient Perspective: Own It and Take Charge | Zack Wells


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Thank you for your interest in attending our conference. On-line registration for the conference is now closed, but you can register on-site on Saturday morning using a charge card. We look forward to seeing you then.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, and other health care professionals who manage patients with diabetes.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Discuss pharmacologic treatment options for managing diabetes.
  • Differentiate the classifications of diabetes.
  • Explain the role of technology in managing diabetes.
  • Identify when to refer to specialists for additional management of diabetes and co-morbidities.
  • Apply clinical decision-making tools to achieve treatment goals for people with diabetes.
  • Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care for persons with diabetes.


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In support of improving patient care, Piedmont Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Piedmont Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Piedmont Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Piedmont Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.


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