This large professional conference in the Orange County area will provide specialty care training to the local health care community. Professional education will enable health care professionals to learn about new advances in diabetes education, research, medications and care practices to reduce diabetes complications and enhance quality of life. Also included will be information for professionals to help them overcome the medical, social and educational challenges of diabetes.

Program Agenda:

Topics for 2016

Please view and print your own handout materials from the Presentation section of this website.

  • The Year in Diabetes 2015 with Updates for 2016; Alan Cortez MD
  • Diabetes Research and Development in T1DM and T2DM; Amrit Bhangoo MD
  • Food Insecurities and Material Deprivation: The Impact of Unmet Basic Needs on Diabetes Managment
  • Diabetes in the Post ACA HealthCare Environment: Population Health, Prevention and Collaboration; Barry Ross RN, MPH, MBA
  • Mental Health and Diabetes; A Patient and Caregiver Perspective; Michael Richley MD
  • Wound Care and Diabetes; Frances Wilson MSN, APRN, CWOCN, OCN, CNS
  • Diabetes and Nutrition; An Anti-Inflammatory Approach; Amy Borger RD, CDE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize various behavioral medicine and health education techniques in the treatment of diabetes to improve inpatient and outpatient care.  Addressing: exercise, innovative care models, technology, research, and patient barriers to adherence.
  2. Discuss clinical implications of recent research in the areas of diabetes and care of adults and children, new insulin and medications.
  3. Access current clinical findings related to the treatment of acute and chronic complications of diabetes.
  4. Assess the social, medical and educational challenges of diabetes through the lifecycle and develop strategies for improving clinical outcomes.
  5. Design and implement individualized patient education for specific targeted populations to improve outcomes of care.

Education Units/Contact Hours for the 2016 event.

CDEs, Nurses and Dieticians: An application for 7 units  has been approved for this program by CHOC Children’s Clinical Education.

  • CHOC Children’s is a Continuing Education Provider with the California Board of Registered Nursing CHOC is an approved provider for the CA Board of Registered Nursing; Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16607 for 7 Contact Hours. CE certificates for CHOC attendees will be issued through CHEX. Certificates for outside attendees will be sent to your email address within 2 weeks of the event.
  • Registered Dieticians: 7 CEU credits has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for this program. Certificates will be sent to your email address.