15th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

May 15, 2021
The goal of this activity is to provide practitioners and scientists with a comprehensive overview of the depth and breadth of clinical and scientific endocrinology. The curriculum will emphasize biochemistry and physiology, including cell and molecular biology as they relate to endocrinology. In addition, a critical review of the medical literature with an eye towards evidence-based medicine will be emphasized. We will have two keynote speakers on the topics of food as medicine for diabetes and monogenic/atypical diabetes updates. Clinical and scientific research in diabetes, endocrinology, and other internal medicine subspecialties related to complications of diabetes will be emphasized. This year a specific emphasis will be placed on the diabetes community and the psychosocial and cultural impact of diabetes as discussed from various researchers’ viewpoints.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, scientists, nurse practitioners, nurses, diabetes educators, students, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to scientific advances in diabetes diagnosis, management, and treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the function and structure of the beta cell from a scientific and clinical perspective;
  • Explain how to augment treatment for patients who have not achieved glycemic control;
  • Summarize the cultural differences and unique characteristics of diabetes in various patient populations throughout the world and specifically in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM);
  • Describe how to develop evidence-based, patient-specific glycemic and non-glycemic treatment goals for patients with T2DM focusing on cardiovascular risk reduction;
  • Discuss adaptation and integration of telehealth and a diabetes discharge toolkit for the COVID-19 era;
  • Recall strategies using technology to promote appropriate physical activities to frail adults with diabetes;
  • State updates on monogenic/atypical diabetes diagnosis and treatment.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Karen Wu
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation
Event starts: 
05/15/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/15/2021 - 12:45pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

Contact Karen Wu via e-mail here.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at (773) 702-2041 or via email at kwu3@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Graeme Bell, PhD
  Kovler Family Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine
  Professor of Human Genetics
  Professor of Pediatrics

  Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD
  Professor of Medicine


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Health Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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