Effective and Timely Management of Patients with T2DM: A Case-based Approach

Saturday, 11/18 – 11:10am – 12:30pm

Overview

Primary care clinicians in all settings are frequently not meeting guideline-recommended performance measures for diabetes. Many clinicians cite an improved understanding of the mechanisms of action of anti-hyperglycemic agents in the context of T2DM pathophysiology as an urgent educational need. The availability of numerous anti-hyperglycemic agents, in addition to the recent publication of cardiovascular outcomes results for some of the non-insulin therapies, warrant education for clinicians who are unclear on which therapies to initiate and how and when to appropriately intensify anti-hyperglycemic therapies. A contributor to poor patient outcomes is non-adherence to therapies, whether due to fear of injections, fear of side effects, or increased dosing frequency and/or pill burden.

Leading faculty in the field of T2DM management will help address these gaps in this clinically relevant, case-based, patient-centered educational activity. Throughout the activity, faculty will review current guideline recommendations and clinical-trial data pertaining to non-insulin therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the current understanding of the pathophysiology of T2DM and the targets of various anti-hyperglycemic therapies
  • Target the pathophysiological disturbances in patients with T2DM using mono- or combination therapies based on their efficacy and safety
  • Manage patients with T2DM optimally in accordance with the guideline recommendations

Supporter

This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

Accreditation Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Medical Education Exchange (MEDX). Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Faculty Information


Ellen H. Miller, MD

Professor of Science Education & Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Senior Medical Director
North Shore – LIJ CareConnect
East Hills, NY