Donna Goll Allen Diabetes Symposium 2019: A Day in the Life...

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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 Aurora Health Associates please use Advocate Aurora Health email address when registering.


  1. Review the treatment of diabetes from discovery to present time.
  2. Recognize the advances in diabetes care and management for the pediatric patient.
  3. Understand common Maternal-Fetal Medicine diabetes conditions and treatment.
  4. Review concepts of carbohydrate controlled meal planning for patients living with diabetes.
  5. Decribe the medical conditions and treatment options for diabetes and urinary problems.
  6. Recognize the emotional and behavioral aspects of living with diabetes.


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

7:45 a.m. Welcome/Overview

Stan Pedziwiatr, RPh, CDE/ Advocate Christ Medical Center &

Rosie Bernard, MSN, RN/ Advocate Trinity Hospital

7:50 a.m. Opening Remarks

MaryBeth Kingston, MSN, RN, NEA-BC/ Chief Nursing Officer. Advocate Aurora Health Care

8:00 a.m. Diabetes Journey: A Walk Through Time

Pamela Kontos, DNP, M.S., ACNP-BC/Advocate South Suburban Hospital

9:00 a.m. Treating the Pediatric Patient with Diabetes

Mary Kathleen A. Heneghan, M.D./Advocate Medical Group

10:00 a.m. BREAK – Exhibits

10:30 a.m. High Risk Maternal Fetal Medicine and Diabetes

Lynn Yee, M.D./ Northwestern Memorial Hospital

11:30 a.m. Fix Your Diet, Fix Your Diabetes

Tony Hampton, M.D./ Advocate Medical Group

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

1:30 p.m. Are You a Little Too Sweet? Diabetes Risks, Results, Resolution

Cheryl Woodson, M.D./ Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2:30 p.m. Living With Diabetes: Panel Discussion

Regina Moore-Walker BSN RN, Steven Doud RN, Michelle Chesko

3:30 p.m. Closing

Presentations Available for Viewing/Printing: Presentations available for viewing or printing, click on the links below. Unfortunately, the links don't seem to work well from Advocate computers. Try your home computer to access the links.



*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 CEU's (pending approval) will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.

Continuing Dietitian Education: 7.0 CEU's will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.

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.

Abbott Diabetes Care


Astra Zeneca


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Boston Scientific





National Kidney Foundation Kidney Mobile

LifeWeigh Bariatrics

Lilly Diabetes

Medtronic Diabetes

Novo Nordisk


Tandem Diabetes

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