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DPHHS announces 19th Annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference


September 20, 2016

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

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


DPHHS announces 19th Annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference

Experts in diabetes provide ‘state-of-the-art’ training for health care professionals October 27-28 in Helena


The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sponsoring the 19th annual Montana Diabetes Professional Conference October 27-28 at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena.

Registration is now open. The cost to attend is $120. A discounted registration fee of $55 is available for students. Late fees apply after October 14.

“This conference is not only an excellent way to stay abreast of the newest information on diabetes management, but also serves as a time to network with colleagues and experts to address some of the unique challenges of providing diabetes care within Montana,” said DPHHS Medical Officer Gregory Holzman, a member of the conference planning committee.

Five experts in the field will address:

·         providing patient-centered care,

·         improving outcomes for people with diabetes and kidney disease,

·         thinking critically about fitness industry claims and products, and

·         applying transition guidelines for pediatric to adult care.

Additionally, the conference will feature a person with diabetes to allow attendees to learn from the patient experience and how diabetes care influences real life.

The content is targeted toward nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians (including internists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, and family physicians), and other health care professionals. Continuing education credits will be available.

“Each year, the conference provides a great source of diabetes information for medical professionals in Montana,” says Nancy Eyler, MD, endocrinologist and member of the Montana Diabetes Advisory Coalition.

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.