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Illinois Diabetes Symposium: Beyond Blood Sugar

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May 14 @ 8:30 am
May 15 @ 4:00 pm
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The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association are pleased to present this event.Healthcare professional holding 'Diabetes Symposium' sign with sponsor names of ICAHN, IHA, and IDPH

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration for the two-day event and for the school nurse tract on day-two is closed.  Limited spots remain to register for day-one only of the conference.

Handouts: Registered attendees will receive an email link with the handouts and password prior to the event.

This two-day symposium aims to increase knowledge among healthcare professionals in Illinois. The learning objectives for this conference are as follows:

  • Describe the landscape of diabetes evidence, research, policy, and practice in Illinois and nationwide
  • Recognize the most current Diabetes Standards of Care, including medication management
  • Present best practices in the prevention and management of diabetes in pediatric and adult patients
  • Identify methods for effective and culturally competent communication to persons with diabetes

Key topics include:

  • Motivational interviewing to improve adherence
  • Standards of care in diabetes
  • Diabetes self-management business models
  • Barriers impacting successful diabetes self-management
  • Diabetes pharmacotherapy
  • Plant-based eating
  • Strategies for promoting behavior change
  • Plus:
    • Special school nurse tract on day two

Cost is $99.00 for both days (registration closed for both days and for the school nurse tract on day-two) or $60.00 for  day-one of the conference. Payment is due before the event and is nonrefundable.

6.0 hours of CPE, nursing, and dietary hours on day 1 and 5.0 hours of CPE, nursing, and dietary hours on day 2.

See the full conference agenda here: 2019 Diabetes Symposium Agenda_final

Location: Crowne Plaza and Conference Center, 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is offering a courtesy guestroom block on May 13 and 14. Reservations are available here: Room block.

If you prefer to call to make guestroom reservations,  call the hotel directly at 217-529-7777  and reference the “ICAHN – Courtesy Block” at the Crowne Plaza and the reservation ID “D1G”.

Funding for this program is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815)

Symposium partners: ICAHN, IDPH, IHA