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The Art & Science of Diabetes Symposium

The Art & Science of Diabetes Symposium 2017

Shasta Regional Medical Center invites you to attend The Art & Science of Diabetes, a 6 hour CME/CE activity for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dietitians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
and healthcare providers involved in the care and management of patients with diabetes.

Speaker Presentations

Event Schedule

  • 7:00am-7:50am Registration/Breakfast
  • 8:00am-9:00am Dr. Douglas McConnell, Cardiac Surgeon - A Tale of Two Pioneers- Diabetes and Cardiac Surgery
  • 9:00am-10:00am Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, Endocrinologist - Diabetes Update
  • 10:00am-10:30am Break
  • 10:30am-11:30am Dr. Riaz Malik, General Surgeon - Diabetic Wound Prevention
  • 11:30am-12:15pm Blake Lamkin & Jennifer Rodriguez, RD Interns - Living With Diabetes
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm-2:30pm Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, Endocrinologist- Associated Conditions and Technology
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Dr. Robert Fox, Ophthalmologist - Eye Health and Diabetes

Cme/Ceu Information

All CME's will be emailed out via UC Irvine on a quaterly basis, should you have any questions, Please contact Michelle Hammer, Medical Staff Director at 229-2889.

All CEU's are issued by Stacy Knight, Education Coordinator, if you have any questions, please call 244-8294.

Diabetes Facts

Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States. Pre-Diabetes affects and estimated 79 million American adults aged 20 years or older. Diabetes is one of the most prevalent conditions
in the population that physicians face in their daily practices yet remains the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the US. It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and the 7th leading cause of death in the US.


The goal of the Diabetes Symposium is to update healthcare providers in the advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. The information and resources provided through this CME/CE program will ultimately be reflected in improvements to patient care.

Activity Objectives

  1. Discuss innovative strategies for helping patients achieve self-management goals.
  2. Review best practice guidelines for identifying and treating patients with diabetes and eye disease.
  3. Review the clinical efficiency of pharmacological and technological treatment options including insulin, incretin mimetics, insulin sensitizers, secretagogues, and use of insulin pumps.
  4. Evaluate metabolic risk associated with diabetes and the implications for clinical practice.
  5. explore current insights regarding micovascular effects on kidneys and blood pressure.
  6. Describe macrovascular effects of diabetes and limb salvage.
  7. Expand knowledge of Bariatric Surgery as a treatment for Obesity.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.

Course Director/Planner

James Gonzalez, MD, Lou Castillo, RN, Deannie Joseph, RN, Joanne Tippin, RN, and Michelle Hammer CPMSM, CPCS, have disclosed that, as course director and planners, they have no affiliations, arrangements or financial agreements which could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Shasta Regional Medical Center. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Please contact Deannie Joseph, RN, CDE at 530-244-5457 or