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Current Issues in Diabetes: Managing Diabetes Distress; Is There an App For It?; Gestational DM Prevention; New Insulin Outcomes Trials

Current Issues in Diabetes: Managing Diabetes Distress; Is There an App For It?; Gestational DM Prevention; New Insulin Outcomes Trials


Meeting Coverage

Time to Complete

1 hour


December 28, 2016


December 28, 2017
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

Provided by Scripps Health

Commercial Supporter

Supported by Sanofi and Novo Nordisk

Program Description

The Second Annual Advanced Therapeutic Interventions to Optimize Diabetes Care symposium will highlight the latest concepts and devices in the treatment of diabetes. The symposium will offer specialists and primary care providers an interactive venue where leading experts will discuss diabetes prevention, starting and progressing care, advanced diabetes care, managing diabetes distress, and emerging trends and technology for diabetes patients. The course will be taught by nationally and internationally known experts who are actively involved in clinical trials and studies related to the management of diabetes. Physicians will be provided with the necessary context to integrate the relevant information into their practices to improve the quality of life for their affected patients.

Intended Audience

This conference is designed for professionals in the field of endocrinology, diabetes, bariatric/metabolic surgery, cardiology, epidemiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, family medicine, pharmacology, nutrition, public health, as well as allied health professionals, policy makers and scientists from pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Understand how to integrate the new diabetes management options into the care of patients with diabetes in a real-world setting
  • Evaluate hot topics in diabetes and learn how emerging technologies and future strategies will mitigate current barriers in diabetes care including:
    • Managing diabetes distress
    • Digital monitoring and newly available mHealth apps
    • Interventions to prevent the onset of gestational diabetes
    • Initiating and advancing newer insulin agents

Accreditor Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy: Commercial Support

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.

Faculty Disclosure

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, course directors, planning committees, faculty and all others in control of the educational content of the CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner may have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships, they will be disqualified from being a part of the planning and implementation of this CME activity. Owners and/or employees of a commercial interest with business lines or products relating to the content of the CME activity will not be permitted to participate in the planning or execution of any accredited activity.


Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Corporate Vice President
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Philis-Tsimikas reports the following:
Company: DexCom, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Voluntis
What was Received: Payment to Organization, no personal reimbursement to advisor
Role: Advisory Board

Company: DexCom, Elcelyx , Eli Lilly, Mylan, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi
What was Received: Payment to Organization, no personal reimbursement to investigator
Role: Research Investigator

Company: Ionis (Spouse)
What was Received: Salary / Stock
Role: Employee

Jessica Skidmore, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and
Research Scientist
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute

Dr. Skidmore has nothing to disclose.

Addie Fortmann, PhD
Psychologist, Manager
Scripps Diabetes Care Line Research

Dr. Fortmann has nothing to disclose.

Lauren Clarine, DO
Scripps Clinic Medical Group

Dr. Clarine has nothing to disclose.

George Dailey, MD
Senior Consultant
Scripps Clinic Medical Group

Dr. Dailey reports the following:
Company: Sanofi US
What was Received: Honorarium
Role: Investigator and Speaker

Company: AstraZeneca
What was Received: Honorarium
Role: Speaker

Accreditor Disclosure

Scripps Conference Services & CME has nothing to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area.


The information provided at this educational initiative is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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