Diabetes Complications Part 1


Activity Description

CME Release Date: April 24, 2011
CME Expiration Date: April 24, 2012

Statement of Need

Because the majority of people with diabetes are cared for by their primary care providers, PCPs need a comprehensive review and update on diabetes management to provide optimal care. Advances in Diabetes, an annual CME course, initiated more than century ago by Elliott P. Joslin, MD, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, is the longest-running continuously offered academic course in diabetes in the United States and, likely, the world. The course has evolved with diabetes practice and research as well as the changing continuing education needs of the medical profession.

This Internet enduring material was developed from the following presentations by the faculty on November 11, 2010 at the Advances in Diabetes 2010 course in Boston, MA.

  1. Prevention and Treatment of Kidney Disease
    Robert C. Stanton, MD
  2. Evaluation and Management of Diabetic Neuropathy
    Christopher H. Gibbons, MD, MMSc
  3. Advances in diabetic retinopathy: Diagnosis, treatment, prevention
    Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH


Target Audience

This certified activity was developed for primary care providers with a practice population that includes significant numbers of people with diabetes.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  1. Follow guidelines presented in this activity for the prevention and treatment of diabetic kidney disease.
  2. Evaluate and manage neuropathy in their patients with diabetes.
  3. Employ clinical-trial based management of diabetic retinopathy in their patients.

Faculty and Disclosures

Robert C. Stanton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Nephrology
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Robert C. Stanton has no relevant financial relationships.

Christopher H. Gibbons, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Neuropathy Clinic
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Christopher Gibbons has no relevant financial relationships.

Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH
Instructor
Harvard Medical School
Research Associate
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Disclosure: Dr. Jennifer Sun is a lecturer for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Planning Committee:

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director and Senior Vice President
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Martin J. Abrahamson is on the advisory board for Halozyme Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC, and receives grant/research support from Pfizer Inc.

Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Executive Director
Professional Education
Joslin Diabetes Center


Dr. Richard S. Beaser, Medical Executive Director, Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center, is a consultant for CeQur Ltd.

Accreditation and Designation of Credit

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants not eligible for CME credit will receive a certificate of completion.

Computer Requirements

To participate in this activity, your computer will need the following hardware and software:

PC Users:
Macintosh Users System OS X:
Credit Instructions
  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of the activity.
  2. Click on the link below to register for the Webcast and view the online video and slides
  3. Complete the online posttest and evaluation.
  4. Physicians who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a CME certificate as a PDF sent to their email address.
  5. All other participants who receive a grade of 60% or better on the posttest and who complete the evaluation will receive a certificate of completion as a PDF sent to their email address.

Questions About This Activity

For questions regarding this activity, including technical support, please contact cme@joslin.harvard.edu.

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