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19th Annual Diabetes Symposium

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event.

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The 20th Annual Diabetes Symposium will take place Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at The Hotel Hershey as conference D6688.


This program is designed for those health care providers involved in routine care of patients with diabetes, including:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Endocrinologists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified diabetes educators
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians

Keynote Speaker

Tipu Faiz Muhammad Saleem, MD, MS, FACE
Associate Professor
Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Agenda and Objectives

  • 8 a.m. | Welcome
    Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS
  • 8:15 a.m. | Keynote presentation: Type 2 Diabetes Update
    Tipu Faiz Muhammad Saleem, MD, MS, FACE

    • Describe how to set up and achieve individualized target glycemic goals in the era of evidence-based medicine.
    • Review pros and cons of various pharmacologic agents for treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • 8:45 a.m. | Cardiovascular Perspective on SGLT2 Inhibitors
    John Boehmer, MD

    • Describe the epidemiology of diabetes and heart failure.
    • Evaluate the evidence for the use of SGLT2 inhibitors in diabetes and heart failure.
  • 9:15 a.m. | Break/Virtual Exhibits
  • 9:30 a.m. | Cutting Calories, Cutting Gut, What’s In Between?
    Chris Fan, MD

    • Explain the FDA criteria for what constitutes a weight loss drug.
    • Compare and contrast the mechanisms of available weight loss drugs, as well as their efficacies and side effects.
  • 10 a.m. | COVID-19 and Diabetes
    Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS

    • Describe the factors that contribute to worse outcomes amongst patients with COVID-19 who have diabetes.
    • Discuss the management of diabetes in patients with COVID-19.
  • 10:30 a.m. | Break/Virtual Exhibits
  • 10:45 a.m. | Virtual Diabetes Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Ayesha Siddiqui, MD

    • Discuss challenges in achieving optimal diabetes care in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Review available and evolving concepts to help navigate the world of virtual diabetes care.
  • 11:15 a.m. | Q-and-A
  • 11:45 a.m. | Wrapup/Closing Comments
    Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS
  • Noon | Adjournment


John Boehmer, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiology)
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Chris Fan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism)
Director, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism), Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Tipu Faiz Muhammad Saleem, MD, MS, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine (Section of Endocrinology)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ayesha Siddiqui, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism)
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 3 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

American Academy of Family Practice/AAFP

The AAFP has reviewed 19th Annual Diabetes Symposium and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/14/2020 to 11/14/2020. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commission on Dietetic Registration

This activity is approved for 3 CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetics Registration.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details.


Fee is $40 per person and includes cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Nov. 13, 2020, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Nov. 7, 2020, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Nov. 11, 2020.


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Access (ADA)

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