Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club


The Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club is a group of multidisciplinary clinicians who have a special interest in diabetes.  The Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club provides a venue for non-biased specialty level educational programs, networking and social interaction.

The GPDC offers the venue to hear invited speakers, obtain continuing education credits and promote networking with local friends and colleagues.  Please join us in these educational forums and social networking.  Your input and participation are encouraged.

Dues are $25/year.  Anyone interested in joining the Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club or attending a program should contact Amy Stromberg at 412-321-5030 or email  

Upcoming Programs

Spring 2017 Program -Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Talking to Patients about Risk


Presented by
Richard A. Jackson, MD
Executive Director Grass Roots Diabetes
President Health Analytics Solutions
Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Adjunct Investigator Joslin Diabetes Center

Dr. Jackson has been contributing to diabetes research and treatment for over 35 years, with much of his career at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston. His research has spanned from autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes, to improving care of people with diabetes in underserved communities. Currently, Dr. Jackson is the founder of two start-up companies. He is founder and Executive Director of Grass Roots Diabetes, a non-profit that focuses on providing hope and improving diabetes care in underserved communities. He is also a founder and President of Health Analytics Solutions, which provides proprietary data analysis and visualizations from a variety of healthcare databases, as well as consultations on chronic disease management. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center. While at Joslin Dr. Jackson was a Mary K. Iacocca Fellow and received the Cookie Pierce Research Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, became head of the Immunology Section and started the Hood Center for Prevention of Childhood Diabetes at the Joslin. He was involved with early trials to prevent type 1 diabetes and was a Principal Investigator for the Diabetes Prevention Trial - Type 1 (DPT-1), the first NIH funded multi-center study for type 1 diabetes prevention. More recently Dr. Jackson served as Director of Medical Affairs for Joslin’s extramural programs with a variety of outside partners, and was also Medical Director for Joslin’s national clinical affiliation program, for which he established and tested a new set of clinical metrics for evaluating practices. In addition, he developed outreach programs in underserved areas, and was awarded a prestigious 5 million dollar Medicare/Medicaid Innovation award to further develop these programs, using community health workers. His non-profit, Grass Roots Diabetes, is extending the impact of these programs.
At completion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify recent trends in diabetes related outcomes.
2. Discuss differences in patient concerns vs. provider concerns.
3. Explain new approaches to discussing risk with diabetes patients.
6:00 PM Reception – Wine and Appetizers
6:00 PM Vendor Showcase – Meet and Greet
7:00 PM Dinner and Presentation

Continuing Nursing Education:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Participants who attend the entire presentation and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a certificate and 1 contact hour.
Physician CME
This activity has been planned in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Allegheny General Hospital and the Allegheny County Medical Society. Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PharmD CME
Allegheny General Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive 0.1 CEU (1 contact hour of credit), the participant must attend the activity. ACPE Program #0547-0000-17-008-L01-P. Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education will be distributed via the NABP CPE Monitor to attendees within 60 days of this program. Initial Release date: 4/5/2017

Diabetes Day for Primary Care Clinicians:
Advances in Diabetes Care

April 22, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA


Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club
713 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323