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