Curriculum development committee
JACK LEAHY, MD PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism
The University of Vermont College of Medicine
JOHN E ANDERSON, MD
The Frist Clinic
MSN, ANP-CS, CDE
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Yale Diabetes Center affiliated with Yale New
Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
CAROL HATCH WYSHAM, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Section Head, Rockwood Diabetes and Endocrinology Center
PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND FORMAT
The Diabetes Masters Series is a highly sought, interactive regional meeting series that is in its seventh year of providing healthcare professionals with current evidence on the clinical applications of available and emerging treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In response to recent developments, the 2018 version of this series will emphasize cardiovascular (CV) risk reduction in patients with T2DM. Attendees of this program over the past 6 years have consistently agreed that this program has enhanced and improved their clinical practice. Because optimal diabetes care requires patient engagement and coordinated care across multiple healthcare disciplines, the goal of this activity is to promote a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach that involves the patient in shared decision making.
In a highly engaging and dynamic format, participants will be divided into small groups, and each group will be assigned a patient case. The groups will rotate through a series of breakout sessions in which expert faculty will present up-to-date evidence on incretin therapies, sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and insulins as well as examine recent advances in reducing CV risk in adults with T2DM. In addition to providing a setting to encourage participant and faculty discussion of topics in T2DM management, the breakout sessions will include simulated office visits with a standardized patient portraying the group’s assigned case to facilitate interaction and treatment consideration throughout the program.
At the conclusion of the breakout sessions, each group will apply their newly acquired knowledge to develop an individualized treatment plan for their assigned patient case. The treatment plans will be presented to and evaluated by expert faculty and program participants, and the group with the best case presentation will be awarded the “Diabetes Masters Certificate” during the closing awards ceremony.