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Donna Goll Allen Diabetes Symposium 2017: Living in Harmony With Diabetes

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Drury Lane Conference Center

100 Drury Lane

Oak Brook Terrace, Il 60181

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Symposium Description:

This biennial symposium was created in honor of Donna Goll Allen, a young woman who passed away in her journey with diabetes. The purpose of the symposium is to promote a better understanding of diabetes and its complications for current and future healthcare professionals to improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Target Audience:

Healthcare providers including nurses, dietitians, case managers, pharmacists, social workers, physicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists who care for people living with diabetes.


Continential Breakfast and Lunch are included in the price of admission.

Continuing education credit awarded (see details below)*.

Enjoy our Specialty Basket Raffle! One FREE Raffle Ticket is included in the price of admission. Additional tickets can be purchased on site at the Symposium for $1 each or 6 tickets/$5. Raffle proceeds will be donated to Children's Diabetes Camp.

Temperature in Conference Center may vary, sweater or light jacket recommended.

Advocate Associates please use Advocate email address when registering.


  1. Review the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes with emphasis on combination therapy.
  2. Understand the impact that diabetes has on stroke and other neurologic conditions and outcomes.
  3. Understand the effects of diabetes on the heart.
  4. Learn your roll in identifying potential problems of the diabetic foot.
  5. Identify the direct link between exercise and lower blood sugar baselines/A1c's over time.
  6. Develop one counseling message or strategy about sodium, blood pressure or food choices you can use in your practice for patients with hypertension.


7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits

7:45 a.m. Welcome/Overview

Stan Pedziwiatr, RPh, CDE/Advocate Christ Medical Center

7:50 a.m. Opening Remarks

Lee Sacks, M.D./Executive V.P. Advocate Health Care

8:00 a.m. Treatment of T2DM: A Rational Approach Based Upon Its Pathophysiology

Key Note Speaker: Ralph DeFronzo, M.D.

9:00 a.m. Common Neurologic Complications of Diabetes and Impact on Outcomes

Shyam Prabhakaran, M.D., Neurologist/Northwestern Medicine/Feinberg School of Medicine

10:00 a.m. BREAK – Exhibits

10:30 a.m. Review of Diabetes And Your Heart

Michael N. Fortsas, MD, FACC/ Interventional Cardiologist Advocate Good Shepherd

11:30 a.m. Harmony and Risk Management in the Care of the Diabetic Foot

Johnny C. Rossi, DPM, FACFAS Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgical Reconstruction

12:30 p.m. LUNCH (Provided) – Exhibits – Raffle

1:30 p.m. How Diabetes and Exercise Became Friends (Participation in light activity requested)

Diane Meader Schenk, MS /Exercise Physiologist

2:30 p.m. Shaking the Salt Habit: A Look at Diabetes and Hypertension

Janet Regan Klich EdS, RDN, CDE, FAND/Advocate Sykes Health Center

3:30 p.m. Closing


*Continuing education will be offered for Nurses, Dietitians and PT/OT.

Advocate Health Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) (OH-368, 10/1/2017)

Continuing Nursing Education Hours: 6.5 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. RD to be determined. PT/OT 6.0 contact hours.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

Attendance of the entire event is required. Evaluations will be completed and ONA certificate available at www.advocatehealth.com/nurse.


Acknowledgement of all disclosures for speakers and planners, i.e., nothing to disclose or the existence of relevant financial relationships, will be made at the event. Conflicts of interests will be identified and resolved prior to the event.

Financial Support:

This event is supported by an endowment from the Goll Family in loving memory of Donna Goll Allen.


The full listing of exhibitors will be available on the day of the program.

Astra Zeneca


Novo Nordisk


Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals




LifeWeigh Bariatrics

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