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Journey Through the Evolution and Future of Diabetes Care and Education

Continuing Education
1.0 CPEUs

About the program:
This program reviews the current practices and the evolution in diabetes care including pharmacotherapy advances and technology evolution in medical management. The evolution of MNT from exchanges to eating patterns and plans will be reviewed. In diabetes self-management, we review the value of the diabetes care and education specialist, including the outcomes, the stratification of the specialty, patient population, and the healthcare systems.

This activity (#180136) is approved by CDR for 1 CPEU

About the presenters:
Elizabeth H. Holt, MD, FACE Head of Global Medical, Clinical, and Safety, LifeScan
Dr. Holt attended Duke University and earned her MD degree at Wake Forest University. She is board certified in Endocrinology, and practiced general Endocrinology for many years in Raleigh, NC, USA. Dr. Holt then transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry in Medical Affairs. She is currently Head of Global Medical, Clinical, and Safety at LifeScan Global Corporation.

Additional roles include Assistant Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Co-Director for Taking Control of Your Diabetes, and Board of Directors for American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

She has been named 5 times as one of America's Top Physicians, has received a Patient's Choice award 4 times, was named 3 times as Top Endocrinologist, has received a Top Doctor award, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who.

Patricia Davidson, DCN, RDN, LDN, CDCES, FAND, CHSE, FADCES Professor of Nutrition. Sciences & Engineering Center and the Commons (SECC), West Chester University
Chair of the Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group, and serves on the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists Board of Directors. Dr. Patricia Davidson is a Professor of Nutrition at West Chester University-PA and has taught at NYU, Rutgers, and Montclair State. She earned her degrees at SIU-Carbondale, Virginia Tech, and Rutgers. Clinical positions as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes care and education specialist have included both in and out-patient diabetes education. For over thirty years Tricia has been active in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on various committees and task forces, including the development of practice guidelines (Evidence Analysis Library).

Building on seven years as a researcher at the Rivka Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, Israel, her current research centers on diabetes care and technology development throughout the lifecycle, diabetes prevention, and pedagogical approaches for enhancing student learning, including simulation, striving to be on top of emerging, evidence-based practices (EBP), both clinically and in teaching. Her awards include Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fellow of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award (NDEP/AND), Carolyn Sebastianelli Distinguished Member Award (NJDA), and the Distinguished Service Award (GSADE), and recipient of numerous grants. Tricia has extensive experience presenting nationally and internationally and has authored/co-authored numerous grants, manuscripts, and book chapters.

Kellie Rodriguez, RN, MSN, MBA, CDCES, FADCES Director, Global Diabetes & Infectious Diseases, Parkland Health
2021 ADCES National President and Director, National Board of Directors 2017-2022. Past National Chair (2014) and board member (2011-2015) of the Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE). Kellie has a professional reputation for being passionate, focused, collaborative and outcome driven. Employed as the Director, Global Diabetes Program and Infectious Diseases Clinic at Parkland Health in Dallas, Texas. Responsible for building an effective and creative system of care delivery, to advance diabetes care and education, as well best practice approaches for infectious diseases prevention and treatment across the Parkland Health System and the broader Dallas community.

Kellie has been actively involved with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) at a national, state and local level. Peer and non-peer reviewed publications and presented at local through international levels. Kellie holds an Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami, Florida and has a Masters in Nursing degree and graduate studies in Diabetes Education from Melbourne, Australia.

Kellie treasures the multi-disciplinary richness of the diabetes care team, always seeking opportunities to advance value-driven diabetes care and specialty practice through innovative and creative care models and solutions.

Amparo Gonzalez, MPH, RN, CDCES, FADCES Global Head, LifeScan Diabetes Institute
In her role, Amparo has strategic oversight for all initiatives related to diabetes professional education activities globally. Prior to joining LifeScan in 2012, Amparo was affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine as the Program Director of Multicultural Diabetes Education and Professional Diabetes Education where she designed and implemented diabetes education programs for HCPs and for PWD, in Spanish and English, with a variety of models that address different practice needs. She served as the President of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists in 2008 and held several volunteer leadership positions within the organization.

Amparo has published in peer-reviewed journals on the topic of diabetes in vulnerable populations. She is a national and internationally recognized speaker in the subject of diabetes care and education. Amparo obtained her nursing degree in Colombia and her Master of Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is a fellow of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists since 2009 and currently a Board member of the American Diabetes Association.
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