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Montana Diabetes Professional Conference


September 17, 2015

Contact:  Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936

               Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391



DPHHS announces 18th annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference

Nationally recognized faculty provide ‘state-of-the-art’ training for health care professionals October 22-23 in Kalispell


The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sponsoring the 18th Annual Diabetes Professional Conference on October 22-23 at the Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell.

Registration is currently open. The cost to attend is $120. A discounted registration fee for students is available.

“Diabetes is a common chronic disease that can be complex and costly to treat,” said DPHHS State Medical Officer Gregory Holzman. “It is essential that health care professionals provide evidence-based diabetes care and education so that people can successfully manage their diabetes and prevent complications.”

Five experts in the field will address:

  •          Managing blood glucose in children with diabetes,
  •          Nutritional therapy for pregnant women with diabetes,
  •          Motivational interviewing for diabetes care,
  •          Assessing medication adherence and collaborating with pharmacists, and
  •          The psychosocial needs of people with diabetes based upon the DAWN2 Study findings.

“The conference provides health care professionals with continuing education to increase their knowledge and skills in clinical practice,” says Sarah Brokaw, Diabetes Program Manager. “It is also an opportunity to expand professional networks and engage with leaders in diabetes care.”

Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and dietitians.

For more information and to register, please visit www.umt.edu/sell/cps/diabetes or call Michelle Eckert at the University of Montana School of Extended & Lifelong Learning at (406) 243-6842.