Treatment of T2DM: A Sound Approach Based Upon its Pathophysiology
October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD
“Treatment of T2DM:
A Sound Approach based Upon its Pathophysiology”
At completion of this seminar:
- To review the pathogenesis of T2DM
- To review the treatment of T2DM based on its pathophysiology
- To review the relationship between T2DM and CV disease in the context of the recent CV outcome trials
Ralph A. DeFronzo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Diabetes Division at the
University of Texas Health Science Center
Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute,
San Antonio, TX
Dr. DeFronzo is a graduate of Yale University (BS) and Harvard Medical School (MD) and did his training in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowships in Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and Baltimore City Hospitals and in Nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine (1975-88) as an Assistant/Associate Professor. From1988 to present Dr. DeFronzo has been Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute.
His major interests focus on the pathogenesis and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the central role of insulin resistance in the metabolic-cardiovascular cluster of disorders known collectively as the Insulin Resistance Syndrome. Using the euglycemic insulin clamp technique in combination with radioisotope and turnover methodology, limb catherization, indirect calorimetry, and muscle biopsy, he has helped to define the biochemical and molecular disturbances responsible for insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Dr. DeFronzo is a distinguished clinician, teacher, and investigator who has been an invited speaker at major national and international conferences on diabetes mellitus.
Location: Rivers Casino
777 Casino Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (North Shore)
6:00 PM Registration & Reception
6:00 PM Vendor Showcase – Meet and Greet
7:00 PM Dinner and Presentation
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