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Diabetes in Focus


April 25, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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This virtual conference will give participants a broader knowledge base in the care and treatment of patients with diabetes. Special focus will be given on how facilities can develop and sustain a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).


8:30 - 9:20 a.m.

Psychological Care for People with Diabetes - Tina Drossos, PhD, University of Chicago

9:20 - 10:05

Build a DPP in 2023: A Quick Start Guide for Illinois' Hospitals and Health Systems - Angela Forfia, MA, Associate Director of Diabetes Education and Prevention Programs, Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

10:15 - 11:00

Oral Health and Diabetes: A Bidirectional Process - Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH

11:05 - 11:50

Addressing Barriers to Achieving Glycemic Goals for your Patients - Amanda Klein, PharmD, CDCES, Executive Director, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium

Nurse Contact Hours

3.5 nurse contact hours are offered for successful completion of this activity.

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion include attendance at ninety percent of the event and submission of a completed evaluation form.  Partial credit will not be awarded.


There is no charge for this event. Funding for this conference is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s grant: Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815)

No relevant financial relationships were identified for any member of the planning committee or any presenter/author of the program content.