November 8, 2017
“Closing the Loop:
Automated Insulin Delivery has Arrived”
Stuart Weinzimer, MD
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
6:00 PM Reception
– Wine and Appetizers
6:00 PM Vendor
Showcase – Meet and Greet
7:00 PM Dinner
completion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:
Recognize the rationale for closed-loop insulin
delivery for optimal care of persons with type 1 diabetes.
Understand what automated insulin delivery systems
do (and what they don’t do).
Review the important clinical studies
demonstrating the benefit of automated insulin delivery.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
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.
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.