Greater Pittsburgh Diabetes Club


Welcome!

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 astromberg@acms.org.  



   Upcoming Program


Dinner & Presentation

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 
“Closing the Loop: 

Automated Insulin Delivery has Arrived”


 

Weinzimer

Presented by

 

 

Stuart Weinzimer, MD

 

Professor of Pediatrics – Yale University School of Medicine

 

 

Stuart A Weinzimer MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine, Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing, the Director of the Yale Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program, and the Medical Director of the Yale Children’s Type 1 Diabetes Clinic.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics at Yale and his MD at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he served on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania for four years before returning to Yale to focus his research on the use of technology, insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors, and their combination into an artificial pancreas, for children with type 1 diabetes. He is the Principal Investigator for multiple NIH- and JDRF- funded Artificial Pancreas projects and the PI of the Yale site in the NIH-funded Diabetes Research in Children Network.  In 2011 he was awarded, as one of Principal Investigators of the JDRF-Continuous Glucose Monitoring Trial, the Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award.  He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications.  His current research projects focus on the evaluation of closed-loop systems for ambulatory “real-world” use, development of artificial pancreas systems specifically for young children, and the longitudinal assessment of brain structure and function in children who have developed diabetes at a very young age.


Location:   Allegheny County Medical Society

 713 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh 15212 (North Shore)

 

6:00 PM               Reception – Wine and Appetizers

6:00 PM               Vendor Showcase – Meet and Greet

7:00 PM               Dinner and Presentation


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At completion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

1.       Recognize the rationale for closed-loop insulin delivery for optimal care of persons with type 1 diabetes.

2.       Understand what automated insulin delivery systems do (and what they don’t do).

3.       Review the important clinical studies demonstrating the benefit of automated insulin delivery.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

 

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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.





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