18th Annual Chicago Diabetes Day

Chicago, IL US
May 18, 2024
Join us for an enlightening opportunity to delve into the world of clinical and scientific diabetology!
This activity will equip practitioners and scientists with an extensive understanding of the multifaceted landscape of diabetes care. This engaging event will spotlight key aspects of biochemistry and physiology, exploring the nuances of cell and molecular biology as they relate to diabetes and obesity. Through an analysis of evidence-based medical literature, participants will gain invaluable insights into the latest advancements in diabetes research and treatment. Distinguished speakers will illuminate pivotal topics, including diabetes prevention strategies, the roles of pancreatic islets and the liver in diabetes pathogenesis, and cutting-edge therapies for diabetic nephropathy. Explore the forefront of clinical and scientific research spanning diabetes, endocrinology, and various internal medicine subspecialties.
Discover fresh perspectives on diabetes management and uncover innovative approaches to tackle diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This activity will underscore the pivotal role of patient engagement in diabetes care, alongside insights into treating diabetic nephropathy, elucidating the liver's involvement in diabetes, and unveiling the latest breakthroughs in understanding the fundamental physiology of type 1 diabetes.
Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and enhance your practice in the dynamic field of diabetology! Register now to secure your place at the forefront of diabetes research and care.

Target Audience

This activity is 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

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the patient's role in diabetes management;
  • Discuss emerging methods for treating diabetic nephropathy;
  • Describe how pancreatic islets contribute to the development of diabetes;
  • Differentiate the functional variances in liver function.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Michelle D. Williams
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.00 Participation
Event starts: 
05/18/2024 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
05/18/2024 - 12:10pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
8:00 – 8:45 am                       Registration / Breakfast
9:00 – 9:35 am                       The Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
George L. Bakris, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, AHA Hypertension Center
University of Chicago Medicine
“A Novel “Pillar” Approach to Slow Diabetic Nephropathy”
9:35 – 9:45 am                        Q&A
9:45 – 10:20 am                     The Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Translation Research
Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, FACP
Barbara A. Levey, MD and Gerald S. Levey, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine
                                                  Professor of Medicine and Public Health
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
                                              “No Decision About Me, Without Me”:  Shared Decision-Making for Diabetes Prevention

10:20 – 10:30 am                    Q&A
10:30 – 10:50 am                    Break
10:50 – 11:25 am                    The Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research
                                              Jeffrey E. Pessin, PhD
                                                 Professor, Department of Medicine
                                                 Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
                                                 Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research
                                                 Director, Department of Medicine Diabetes Research Center
                                                 “Hepatic Glucose and Lipid Metabolism:  Living in the Zone”

11:25 – 11:35 am                    Q&A
11:35 am – 12:00 pm              The Donald F. Steiner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research by a Young Investigator
Emily K. Sims, PhD
                                                  Associate Professor of Pediatrics
                                                  Indiana University School of Medicine Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
                                                  Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Translational Research
                                                  Associate Director, IU Medical Scientist Training Program
                                                    “Beta Believe It – How Beta Cell Dysfunction Can Inform T1D Pathology, Prediction, and Disease-Modifying Therapies”

12:00 – 12:10 pm                    Q&A
12:10 – 1:15 pm                        Lunch and Poster Session
1:15 pm                                    Poster Award Presentations
1:30 pm                                   Meeting Adjourned
*The agenda is subject to change.
The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Learning Center
924 E 57th St
1st Floor Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Learners can attend this activity in person or virtually. For questions, contact Michelle D. Williams via e-mail.

The Learning Center encompasses 124,000 gross square feet of space devoted to interactive teaching laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, specialized facilities for computer‐simulated biological experimentation, and a rooftop research greenhouse. The building is adjacent to the Jules Knapp Center and provides direct pedestrian access to the John Crerar Science Library and the Medical Center. The Learning Center underscores the University’s commitment to life sciences education and provides the pre‐doctoral trainees in the MSTP with space and facilities to foster its informal training and formal coursework. Seminars, lab meetings, simulation, and all courses and symposia are held in this facility. In addition, the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs are located in this building.
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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) 702-2210 or via email at mdwilliams@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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 3 contact hours.
Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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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