Vallejo’s Touro offers latest in diabetes management tools class for doctors

Times Herald
Posted: 10/05/2016, 7:18 PM

Vallejo’s Touro University California wants to be the “go-to” place for diabetes clinicians to get the most up-to-date information on disease management, so it’s hosting a diabetes conference next month, Touro officials announced.

National diabetes speakers will headline Touro’s inaugural diabetes conference in November, offering practical tools and strategies to effectively manage patients with diabetes, they said.

“Diabetes: High Impact Management for Clinicians,” is a one-day event featuring Richard Aguilar, Cano Health executive medical director; Family practitioner Eden Miller, with High Lakes Health Care; and Jay Shubrook, Professor at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“Diabetes is getting harder, not easier, to manage, despite so many new medications to treat it,” Shubrook said. “We would like to be the go-to source for professional clinical education in regards to diabetes management.”

As a part of this pursuit, Touro is providing high quality, low cost clinical Continuing Medical Education to help address diabetes management, “one of the biggest public health crisis facing the United States today,” organizers said.

“The goal of this one-day program is to give providers tools that they can use in their practice to be more efficient in the care of people with diabetes,” Shubrook said.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Touro University California, Lander Hall 160, 1557 Azuar Drive on Vallejo’s Mare Island.

“Speakers will hit important topics including new drugs and insulin; working with challenging patient populations; evidence-based nutritional advice for people with diabetes, and helping patients with long term adherence, to name a few,” organizers said.

AMA PRA and AOA 1-A credits will be available.

Cost for attendance is $125, and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials via USB drives.

To register, or for more information, visit http://com.tu.edu/cme/Diabetes2016.html.