15th Annual Diabetes Symposium: Diabetes Update 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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:

Nursing credits to be determined.


Dietitian credits to be determined.

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

Physicians (MD, DO)                                                                 $300                             
BCM/CHI SL Physicians, Residents/Fellows                             $150

Non-Physician*                                                                          $175                             
BCM/CHI SL Non-Physicians*                                                   $75

Fellows-in-training, Residents                                                    $150

**Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Other Allied Health


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, April 17, 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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