This annual course is designed to help healthcare providers caring for patients with diabetes, including but not limited to, endocrinologists/diabetes specialists, internists, pediatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, medical residents and fellows, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and certified diabetes educators. During the course of this four-day conference, we will emphasize the challenges in day-to-day management of diabetes and practical ways to overcome those hurdles, specifically using new technologies. The discussions will also focus on artificial pancreas—as the first hybrid closed-loop system will be available next year; prevention of T1D and T2D with lifestyle modifications; new guidelines for continuous glucose monitors (AACE), the role of nonprofits in diabetes care, management, and research; and updates from the Cardiovascular Outcome Trials (CVOT).
The participants will have an opportunity to participate in an intimate Meet the Peers session (MD’s, RN’s, and educators) as well and ask questions to a patient/provider panel open-discussion. For type 1 diabetes, there will be a special keynote on beta cell regeneration. For type 2 diabetes, there will be a plenary on cardiovascular disease and its link. In 2017, we welcome back the FDA to give a Keynote on Saturday morning.