Online registration has CLOSED. Onsite registration will be available.

This is a new one-day course on diabetes geared towards primary care providers. There is an immense need for provider education as the incidence of diabetes in the general population reaches 10%; primary care clinics carry the major burden of these patients. Didactic lectures and interactive workshops offered in this program will provide key information on current classification of diabetes, glycemic targets, as well as effective diagnostic and management strategies using available therapeutic modalities. Important highlights of this course include an update on the cardiovascular outcome trials of pharmacologic agents for diabetes and cost effective disease management. Offerings also include workshops which provide interactive case discussions on effective insulin use, lipid therapy, inpatient glycemic management, and newer diabetes technologies.

Gonzaga University
Hemmingson Center, Grand Ballroom
702 E. Desmet Avenue
Spokane, WA

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Upon completion, attendees should be able to:
  1. Identify and appropriately diagnose the type of diabetes for any given patient.
  2. Recommend appropriate nutritional interventions for individuals with diabetes.
  3. Discuss new therapeutics and older agents to treat diabetes.
  4. Recognize cardiovascular benefits of therapies for diabetes.
  5. Identify and appropriately manage complications in diabetes.
  6. Manage diabetes in a cost-effective manner.


MD/DO/PhD $300.00
Allied Health $250.00
Resident/Fellow*    $150.00

*Resident/Fellow rate requires written confirmation of current resident/fellow status.

The fee for this course includes catering, all online instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

Per UWCME policy, you are not considered to be registered for the course until full payment has been received. Unpaid orders do not "reserve" spots for conferences or workshops.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 20, 2017. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following October 20, 2017. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Alison Evert, RD
Manager, Nutrition and Diabetes Programs
UW Neighborhood Clinics
Seattle, WA
Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Savitha Subramanian, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Brent Wisse, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Carol Wysham, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:00AM - 8:00AM  
Welcome & Introduction 8:00AM - 8:05AM Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Diagnosis, Classification, and Diabetes Biomarkers in 2017 8:05AM - 8:50AM Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Loss Strategies: For the Busy Primary Care Provider 8:50AM - 9:35AM Alison Evert, RD
Non-Insulin Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes 9:35AM - 10:20AM Carol Wysham, MD
Break 10:20AM - 10:40AM  
Insulin Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes 10:40AM - 11:25AM Savitha Subramanian, MD
Screening For and Treating Complications of Diabetes 11:25AM - 12:15PM Brent Wisse, MD
Lunch (included) 12:15PM - 1:15PM  
Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular Outcomes 1:15PM - 2:00PM Savitha Subramanian, MD
Diabetes On A Budget 2:00PM - 2:50PM Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Break 2:50PM - 3:10PM  
Diabetes Technology for the Primary Care Provider 3:10PM - 3:55PM Alison Evert, RD
Difficult Diabetes Cases - Effective Insulin Use 3:10PM - 3:55PM Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Inpatient Glycemic Control 3:10PM - 3:55PM Brent Wisse, MD
Tricks in Lipid Management 3:10PM - 3:55PM Savitha Subramanian, MD
Move to Second Workshop 3:55PM - 4:00PM  
Diabetes Technology for the Primary Care Provider 4:00PM - 4:45PM Alison Evert, RD
Difficult Diabetes Cases - Effective Insulin Use 4:00PM - 4:45PM Irl B. Hirsch, MD
Inpatient Glycemic Control 4:00PM - 4:45PM Brent Wisse, MD
Tricks in Lipid Management 4:00PM - 4:45PM Savitha Subramanian, MD
Adjourn 4:45PM - 5:00PM  
Wine & Cheese Reception 5:00PM - 6:00PM  

Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE approved by the Washington Board of Pharmacy for 7.0 hours.

If you are interested in exhibiting at this program, please email cme@uw.edu for additional information.


The University of Washington has contracted for a special conference rate of $89 plus applicable taxes. After October 14, 2017, accommodations at Fairfield Inn & Suites at this rate may no longer be available. The University of Washington accepts no further responsibility for lodging.

To reserve a room, call 509-747-9131, and say you want to make a reservation in a group block. Mention group block code "CME-R".

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Spokane Downtown
311 N. Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA

Primary care providers including family medicine physicians, internists, physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, nurses, and others with an interest in diabetes care.

Syllabus materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available from October 30 - December 1, 2017, for registrants to print and/or download. A booklet with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference.

Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced.

UW CME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

In consideration of other participants and speakers, please do not bring infants/children into conference sessions.

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a totally self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration and credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation and may include food, beverages, taxes and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at 206.543.1050 at least ten days in advance.

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