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Program Agenda Example

Dr. Donnell D. Etzwiler International Scholars Program
Integrating Advanced Therapeutics and Technologies in Diabetes Care                                                                                                   

Draft - Dates to be determined

Day 1

9:00 a.m.     International Diabetes Center Introductions and Overview

                      Norwest Conference Room

  • Describe the history of International Diabetes Center
  • Review IDC landmark contributions to diabetes research, care and education
    Gregg Simonson , PhD
    Richard Bergenstal, MD

10:00 a.m.     Break

10:15 a.m.       IDC Tour

Rebecca Passi, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Janet Davidson, RN, CDE

11:00 a.m.     Application of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

  • Demonstrate continuous glucose monitoring technology
  • Insert, start-up and calibrate sensors
  • Review receiver screens, menus, advanced alerts and contraindications
    Beth Olson, BAN, RN, PHN, CDE
    Lee Ann Thomas

12:00 noon     Lunch
                         Dwan BC Conference Room

1:00 p.m.     Update on New Diabetes Therapies  
Norwest Conference Room

  • Describe new non-insulin therapies
  • Review new insulin therapies
  • Summarize medications in the pipeline 
    Gregg Simonson , PhD

 2:30 p.m.  Break

 2:45 p.m.   Physical Activity Recommendations for People with Diabetes

  • Describe the role of physical activity in diabetes management
  • Introduce techniques for counseling patients on overcoming obstacles to maintaining physical activity
    Nia Wronski, PT

 3:30 p.m.   Managing Kidney Disease in Diabetes

  • Describe diagnosis of CKD and DKD
  • Discuss management issues
    James Wheeler, DO

4:30 p.m. Adjourn


Day 2

Schedule to be determined


Day 3

9:00 a.m.   Introduction to Hybrid Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery
                    Norwest Conference Room

  • Discuss benefits of integrating diabetes technology for management of type 1 diabetes and rationale for normalization of blood glucose control
  • Explain sensor augmented insulin pump therapy, low glucose suspend and predicted low glucose suspend technology
  • Describe Hybrid Closed-Loop (HCL) systems
    Richard Bergenstal, MD

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Case Studies - Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Anders Carlson, MD
Beth Olson, BAN, RN, PHN, CDE

12:00p.m.   Lunch
                    Dwan BC Conference Room

 1:00 p.m.   Nutrition Therapy Around the World
                    Norwest Conference Room

  • Describe goals and considerations of nutrition therapy
  • Review carbohydrate counting
  • Discuss nutrition teaching materials and methods to help patients succeed
  • Discuss: How does this relate to your practice?
    Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, LD, CDE 

 2:30 p.m. Break

 2:45 p.m.  Management of Hypertension and Dyslipidemia in Diabetes*

  • Describe overview of current guidelines
  • Review medications, including PCSK-9 inhibitors
    Gregg Simonson, PhD

4:00 p.m.  Adjourn

6:00 p.m.    Dinner with IDC Faculty


DAY 4 Park Nicollet Melrose Center

9:00 a.m.     Welcome and Introductions
                      Namaste A1 Conference Room

Carmen Hansen, BSN


9:15 a.m. Melrose Center: Eating Disorders 101

  • Discuss overview of eating disorders
  • Describe best practices in eating disorders care
  • Explain Melrose Center treatment model 
    Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m. Dual Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders

  • Describe treatment approach
  • Discuss case studies
    Marcia Meier, RN, CDE

 11:15 a.m.  Facility Tour

 Carmen Hansen, BSN

11:45 a.m.  Lunch at Melrose Center
Contemporary Issues in Diabetes Management Discussion: Open forum for discussion

  • Discuss suggested topics/questions from scholars
  • Expand on any pertinent topics from the week
    Richard Bergenstal, MD

12:45 p.m.   Improving Diabetes Outcomes and Team Approach to Diabetes Management

  • Discuss tools for measuring the quality of your diabetes care
  • Describe methods for optimizing care: Building your diabetes team
    Tom Martens, MD

2:00 p.m.   Adjourn  


DAY 5 – International Diabetes Center

9:00 a.m.    CGM Sensors Removed
                      Norwest Conference Room

Beth Olson, BAN, RN, PHN, CDE
Deborah Mullen, PhD (generate reports)
Lee Ann Thomas

9:15 a.m.     New Diabetes Pumps and Patches

  • Review advancements in insulin delivery
  • Discuss new insulin pump technologies
    Anders Carlson, MD

10:15 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.  Review CGM Using Ambulatory Glucose Profile Analysis

  • Understand AGP analysis
  • Define glucose exposure, variability and stability
  •  Review and discuss individual AGPs
  • Discuss experience of using CGM
    Anders Carlson, MD
    Deborah Mullen, PhD
    Beth Olson, BAN, RN, PHN, CDE

11:15 a.m.  Break

11:30 a.m.   Presentations to IDC Staffz
Each Scholar will give a short presentation on their clinical and/or research activities followed by Q & A

1:00 p.m.  Etzwiler Scholars Recognition Luncheon
Discussion: Staying Connected and Building Collaboration

            Dwan BC Conference Room
            Etzwiler Scholars and IDC Faculty

 2:00 p.m.  Adjourn