Annual Diabetes Symposium | Diabetes 2018 Update

October 20-21, 2018

Program Overview

It has been noted that some physicians lack knowledge related to the most effective treatments for patients with diabetes, as well as the role of newer treatments in preventing cardiovascular complications of diabetes. Physicians are also in need of evidence-based intervention strategies for preventing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications in patients with prediabetes according to the ADA in 2018.

To effectively evaluate and treat patients with diabetes, physicians should continue to educate themselves on novel and optimal therapies for the treatment of diabetes; evidence-based intervention strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes; strategies to identify and discuss additional practice gaps in prevention of diabetes-related complications; and define insulin pump therapy and newer diabetes technologies and their place in the management of diabetes.

The purpose of this symposium is to update health care providers with state of the art information regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with diabetes. To address the identified professional practice gap, this performance improvement-based, one and a half day CME program has been developed for primary care physicians, cardiologists, fellows and/or residents, nurses and dietitians.

New Knowledge, New Guidelines and New Evidence-based Intervention Strategies

The 14th Annual Diabetes Symposium

Course Director Mandeep Bajaj, MD

Target Audience

The symposium has been designed for: Primary Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Endocrinologists, Fellows/Residents, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, and Physician Support Staff.

CME Learning Objectives & Credit Designtation

Credit Designation

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

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Accreditation and Credit Designation

Up to 11.41 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. To receive a certificate of completion with awarded contact hours, you are required to sign-in at registration each day, attend the entire program, and return the completed evaluation form for each day.

CHI St. Luke’s Health – Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Approval for 11.0 CPE for Registered Dietitians has been approved with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Learning Objectives

  • To apply new and updated ADA guidelines and knowledge in the management of patients with diabetes
  • Implement this knowledge to prevent type 2 diabetes in high risk patients in clinical practice
  • Describe new knowledge to prevent cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes
  • Explain the use of newer diabetes technology to manage patients with diabetes

Location and Lodging


Denton A. Cooley Auditorium at Texas Heart Institute

6770 Bertner Ave.

Houston, TX 77030


Ground Transportation and Parking

Parking for the event is available in Garage 2 located off Holcombe and Bertner for a free of $13. You may also valet for $14 at the front of CHI St. Luke’s Health. All registered attendees are responsible for their own parking. Taxi service to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) hotels from Hobby Airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airport averages $50 one way. Uber is also an option. The drive to the TMC is approximately 30 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport.



There are several hotels in the Texas Medical Center:

Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Phone: 713-796-0080

Hilton Houston Plaza
6633 Travis Street
Phone: 713-313-4000

InterContinental Houston – Medical Center
6750 Main St, Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-422-2779