13th Annual Diabetes Symposium: Diabetes for Primary Care in 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017 | Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Add to Calendar

It has been noted that some physicians lack knowledge related to the most effective treatments for diabetic patients as well as awareness of the importance of the collaborative approach to care and its impact on patient quality measures (ADA 2017). Physicians should demonstrate competence in identifying optimal therapeutic interventions to prevent the cardiovascular and other complications of diabetes. They should develop and implement appropriate evidence-based treatment strategies and assess the effect of care on various quality measures. Physicians should effectively identify and discuss expected and unexpected patient outcomes as well as the adverse effects of diabetes therapies and identify additional practice gaps that should be addressed in the future. They should function effectively in a collaborative care environment. To address this professional practice gap, we propose to develop and present a performance improvement based 1½ day CME program for the primary care physicians. Recent published work shows that performance improvement CME programs in diabetes have a positive and measurable impact on the performance of primary care physicians treating diabetes.

The symposium will be held at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, in The Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, located within the Texas Medical Center. The Denton A. Cooley Auditorium is located on the B1 Level of the hospital at 6720 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030.


Texas Heart Institute / CHI St. Luke's Hospital - Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

6770 Bertner Avenue


Stephanie Jackson

(832) 355-9100