33rd Annual Diabetes Conference: Managing Diabetes Care through Tough Times - Meeting the Challenge! - LIVE WEBINAR

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Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, diabetic educators, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health coaches, community care workers and other interested healthcare professionals.


This event is jointly provided by Charlotte AHEC, Metrolina Association of Diabetes Educators (MADE), UNC-Charlotte School of Nursing & UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Please join us at the 33rd Annual Diabetes Conference: Diabetes - Managing Diabetes Care through Tough Times: Meeting the Challenge! Experts in diabetes care will discuss new evidence and best practices that will help healthcare providers provide optimal patient care.

Topics & Speakers
Balancing Guideline-Directed and Patient-Centered Care: Lessons Learned in the Home Environment
Joshua Neumiller, PharmD, CDCES, FADCES, FASCP
**Advisory Board: Novo Nordisk**
2021 ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Specialist of the Year
Vice-Chair & Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University

New Diabetes Treatment Options
Lisa Meade, PharmD, CDE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy

Diet and Kidney Disease: A Focus on Protein Restriction for Delaying Kidney Failure
Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
Public Health Sciences, Nephrology Professor, Loyola University Medical Center

Health at Every Size®: a Foundational Framework for Evidence-Based Medical Nutrition Therapy
Annie Goldsmith, RD, LDN
Nutritionist, Second Breakfast Nutrition

Breakout Sessions
I. Diabetes 101: Hands on Basic
Cassie Boland, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Wingate University School of Pharmacy

II. Inpatient & Outpatient Diabetes Technology: Overview of Current Practices & After a Year of COVID
Eva Gonzales, CDCES, LD, MPH, RD
Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Regional Inpatient Diabetes Program Coordinator, Diabetes Educator, Holy Cross Hospitals

Erika Peterfy, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP, CPP
Endocrinology, Diabetes Education Coordinator, Tryon Medical Partners

Influence of Social Determinants on Diabetes
Tinka Barnes, MD
Family Medicine, Novant Health

Course Outcome
This conference will provide participants with information on new evidence and best practices of diabetes management that will help healthcare providers provide optimal patient care.

6.5 Contact Hours; 0.7 CEUs

6.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Contact Hours will be provided to nurses who attend at least 90% of the conference. No partial credit will be provided.
Charlotte Area Health Education Nursing Education (Charlotte AHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
The program ACPE# 0046-9999-21-063-L01-P (Pharmacist) provides 6.5 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, you must complete the CE attendance form and the evaluation of the program. Statement of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in 2 to 3 weeks. No partial credit will be available.

This activity has received prior approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6.5 hours Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit – Activity #161227.

Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Atrium Health designates this Internet Live Course for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For more information on exhibiting at the conference, please contact May Cheung, MSN, RN-BC at may.cheung@atriumhealth.org.

Live Webinar Information
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  • Utilize case vignettes from the home healthcare setting as a framework to discuss challenges of applying guideline-directed diabetes management in people with diabetes.
  • Compare and contrast new medications to what is currently available
  • Discuss insulin products and cost savings programs
  • Investigate the InPen"
  • Discuss existing research on protein restriction as an intervention to delay kidney failure in adults with advanced kidney disease
  • Outline dietary interventions to delay kidney disease progression
  • Examine guidelines for insulin use in patients receiving maintenance dialysis.
  • List 2 reasons why weight loss goals are contra-indicated for Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Identify two frameworks/models that offer nutrition interventions for health improvement without weight loss as a named treatment goal.
  • State basic knowledge required to educate diabetes patients on the disease and/or its management, including signs of hyper-/hypoglycemia, goals and monitoring, nutrition, and activity.
  • Discuss patient education on general diabetes education, including signs of hyper-/hypoglycemia, goals and monitoring, nutrition, and activity.
  • Discuss inpatient CGM use since April 1st 2020 (FDA announcement.
  • Illustrate areas of inpatient technology as it directly applies to people with diabetes.
  • Describe commonly available technologies to assist in diabetes management.
  • Discuss different platforms available to gather relevant clinical data from patients remotely.
  • Discuss how medication coverage affect at risk populations as it relates to A1c control.
  • Recognize the barriers of accessing support for medication assistance and food insecurities and how we go about improving this access.


Yuen L Cheung, MSN, RN-BC


Please select one breakout session to attend:

01:40 PM - 03:10 PM
Dr. Cassie L Boland, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
Apr 16, 2021
1:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Check-In Time
1:40 PM
Dr. Erika Peterfy, PharmD
Apr 16, 2021
1:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Check-In Time
1:40 PM
Apr 16, 2021
7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Registration Fee.
Exhibitor Fee
No fee for speakers or committee members (Code required)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
Contact Hours
Nursing Contact Hours