February 13, 2013

Diabetic Overview: The Epidemic of the 21st Century



Conference Room 2

Diabetic Overview: The Epidemic of the 21st Century

“The Arizona Experience”

Diabetic Overview: The Epidemic of the 21st Century 

“The Arizona Experience”

Roberto Ruiz, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Wednesday | February 27, 2013

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Target Audience
Internists, general and family practitioners, primary care professionals, and others involved in providing quality health care

Session Objectives
• Recognize the current state of diabetes in the United States
• Identify several disease states related to diabetes
• Discuss the current approach to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes

Overall Series Objectives
• Review and apply updated recommendations on clinically relevant topics in primary and hospital care
• Utilize current clinical guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases, prevention, and screening for medical conditions
• Use evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions
• Implement newly acquired knowledge in clinical medicine to thereby improve the quality of patient care and education

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; The Office for Continuing Medical Education to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all SJHMC sponsored educational programs. All those in control of content are expected to disclose any and all financial relationships or affiliations with commercial interests.

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center or its affiliates. A attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Disclosure Summary
The faculty and planners disclosed that they have no relationships with any commercial interest:
Sonal Haerter, MD | Adam Balzer, ANP | Suzanne Plush-Hall, DO | Monica Mircescu, MD | Paige Gemuenden

Dr. Ruiz reports that he is on the Speakers’ Bureau of the following commercial interests:
• Abbott, Bi-Lilly, Merck, Takeda, and Warner Chilcott

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