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Upcoming Diabetes Symposium9th Annual
St. Luke's Hospital
Diabetes Symposium

Diabetes for Primary Care in 2013

September 14,  2013

Denton A. Cooley Auditorium
Texas Heart Institute

Online registration is closed. You may register at the event.
View the program brochure online.

Program Overview

There are nearly 26 million people diagnosed with diabetes and another 57 million are at risk for developing diabetes during their lifetime. With the growing epidemic of this chronic, progressive disease, the need to improve diabetes care is paramount. The vast majority of adult patients with diabetes are cared for by primary care clinicians who face significant challenges, along with diabetes educators and other professionals in managing this complex disease.

This one-day symposium addresses these challenges through presentations and case reviews developed by recommendations from previous attendees and the St. Luke's Diabetes Collaborative Practice multidisciplinary team. Presentations are designed to promote interaction between the faculty and the participants to promote change in the care and management of the person with diabetes.

Target Audience

The content of this meeting is designed for primary care providers including physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be able to:  

  • Describe the management of Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents
  • Discuss the genetics of Type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the use of insulin pumps and CGMs and the future for closed loop systems in the management of diabetes
  • Identify and discuss management of patients with gestational diabetes
  • Explain and implement the use of  exercise physiology in the management of patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Discuss and implement lifestyle interventions for nutrition in the continuum of care for patients with diabetes

Program Schedule

Saturday September 14, 2013  

7:30 am     Registration and Breakfast

7:55          Introduction
Glenn R. Cunningham, MD 

8:00          Look AHEAD Study and Dietary Management of
                Patients with Diabetes

                Molly Gee, RD, MEd  

8:45          Look AHEAD Study and Exercise Management of
                Patients with Diabetes

                John Jakicic, PhD 

9:30          Q&A 

9:45          Break   

10:00        Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes
                Robert Carpenter, MD   

10:45        T2 Diabetes Mellitus: Children and Adolescents
                Siripoom McKay, MD   

11:30        Insulin Pumps, CGM & Closed Loop Systems
                Howard Wolpert, MD

12:15 pm   Q&A  

12:30        Lunch 

1:00         Genetics of T2 Diabetes Mellitus
               Craig L Hannis, PhD   

1:45         Managing Hypertension in the Patient with Diabetes
               Addison Taylor, MD   

2:30         Case Presentations
               Glenn Cunningham, MD & Shahid Muhammad, MD  

3:15         Q&A 

3:45  pm   Close

See the program brochure for presentation details. 

Program Faculty

Glenn R. Cunningham, MD *
Professor of Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology
St. Luke's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine   

Robert Carpenter, MD
Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
St. Luke's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine   

Molly Gee, RD, MEd
Mgr, Clinical Research Medicine-Athero & Lipo
Baylor College of Medicine   

Craig L Hannis, PhD
Professor, Human Genetics Center, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston   

John Jakicic, PhD
University of Pittsburgh Department Chairperson
Health and Physical Activity   

Siripoom McKay, MD
Assistant Professor Pediatrics-Endo & Metabolism
Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine   

Shahid Muhammad, MD
St. Luke's Hospital       

Addison Taylor, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine Chief, Division of Hypertension-Clinical Pharmacology
Baylor College of Medicine   

Howard Wolpert, MD
Senior Physician, Joslin Clinic Section on Adult Diabetes,
Director of the Insulin Pump Program Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard

*Program Director

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

Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation and Credit Designation

Up to 7.0 continuing nursing education hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. To receive contact hours, you are required to record attendance on the Certificate of Successful Completion and complete an evaluation form for each session attended.   

St. Luke's Hospital Department of Nursing & Patient Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Approval for 7.0 CEU for Registered Dieticians has been applied for with the Commission on Dietetic Registration(CDR).


An evaluation form sent post event will provide each participant the opportunity to review the speakers, to identify educational needs, and to comment on any perceived commercial or promotional bias in the presentation.

Meeting Site and Lodging

The symposium will be held at the:
Texas Heart Institute
Denton A. Cooley Auditorium
6770 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030
The meeting room is located on the B1 level of the Cooley building.


There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center:

Marriott  Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77030
Phone:  713-796-0080

Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street, Houston, Texas, 77030
Phone: 713-313-4654  

Holiday Inn Medical Center
6800 S. Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-528-7744

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing by Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in order for a refund to be issued. A $25 processing fee will be assessed each cancellation. Refunds cannot be made for those who register but do not attend the scheduled activities. Texas Heart Institute reserves the right to cancel this activity if registration is deemed insufficient.

Registration fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Category Registration
After August 26
Physicians $175
(Dieticians, Pharmacists, Other Allied Health)
BCM/SLH/THI Employees
(including nursing staff and allied health)
Fellows-in-training, residents
BCM/THI/UT fellows and residents No charge

Online registration is closed. You may register at the event.

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