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15th Annual Diabetes Symposium: Diabetes 2020-Rescheduled

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Diabetes Symposium


Due to the current events taking place, the Diabetes Symposium has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 29, 2020. Both Baylor College of Medicine – CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart Institute would like to ensure the safety of all attendees and sponsors, and we feel moving the date of the Diabetes Symposium would be best for all involved. Registration is currently reopened for the new scheduled date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.




Click here to view the Agenda.



It has been noted that some physicians lack knowledge related to the most effective treatments for patients with diabetes, as well as the role of newer treatments in preventing cardiovascular and renal complications of diabetes (1-6). Physicians are also in need of evidence-based intervention strategies for preventing type 2 diabetes in patients with prediabetes (ADA 2019).

To effectively evaluate and treat patients with diabetes, physicians should continue to educate themselves on novel and optimal therapies for the treatment of diabetes; evidence-based intervention strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes; strategies to identify and discuss additional practice gaps in prevention and treatment of diabetes-related complications; and define newer diabetes technologies and insulin formulations and their place in the management of diabetes. In addition, physicians should educate themselves in weight reduction strategies in patients with diabetes.

The purpose of this symposium is to update health care providers with state of the art information regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients with diabetes. To address the identified professional practice gap, this performance improvement-based 1 day CME program has been developed for practicing endocrinologists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, fellows and/or residents, nurses and dieticians.



  • Describe novel and optimal therapies for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • Discuss and generate evidence-based treatment strategies for management of type 2 diabetes based on recently published clinical trials regarding cardiovascular outcomes with SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor agonists.
  • Describe the role of newer insulins in the management of diabetes.
  • Incorporate effective medical and surgical weight reduction treatments in the management of obese patients with diabetes.
  • Develop and implement effective lifestyle intervention strategies to reduce diabetes risk in patients with prediabetes.



Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CNE Designation

Up to 8.25 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. To receive a certificate of completion with awarded contact hours, you are required to sign-in at registration, attend the entire program or partially as indicated, and return the completed evaluation form.



Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Nursing Accreditation and Credit Designation:

Approval Statement: CHI St. Luke’s Health Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CNE Designation: Up to 8.25 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this activity. To receive a certificate of completion with awarded contact hours, you are required to sign-in at registration, attend the entire program or partially as indicated, and return the completed evaluation form.



Approval for 8.0 CPE for Registered Dietitians has been approved with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).



Registration fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break.                   

Physicians (MD, DO)  $300 
Non-Physician* $175
Fellows/Residents $150
BCM/CHI SL Physicians, Residents/Fellows $150
BCM/CHI SL Non-Physicians* $75
BCM/CHI SL Fellows/ Residents $75
Medical Students    
*Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians


Registration: The link to register is here.


Location & Lodging

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.



Parking for the event is available in Garage 2 located off Holcombe and Bertner for a free of $13. You may also valet for $14 at the front of CHI St. Luke’s Health. All registered attendees are responsible for their own parking.

Taxi service to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) hotels from Hobby Airport averages $35 one way. Taxi service from Bush Intercontinental Airport averages $50 one way. Uber is also an option. The drive to the TMC is approximately 30 minutes from Hobby Airport and approximately 45 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport.


Cancellation Policy

Texas Heart Institute Office of CME must receive written notification of a refund request postmarked and dated no later than Friday, August 21, 2020. A $50 processing fee will be assessed for each cancellation. Refunds cannot be made for those who register but do not attend the scheduled activities. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations made within 48 hours of the symposium. Texas Heart Institute reserves the right to cancel this activity if registration is deemed insufficient.

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