Conference description and goals
Diabetes is increasing at concerning rates with an estimated one in three Americans anticipated to have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 according to the Center for Disease Control. Diabetes self-management education, with a focus on behavior change, has been found to be effective for persons with diabetes. Nurses and other healthcare providers who are up-to-date with diabetes management and education have opportunities throughout the healthcare continuum to help persons with diabetes. Areas for self-management and behavior change are summarized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators AADE7 Self Care Behaviors™: Healthy Eating, Being Active, Monitoring, Taking Medications, Problem Solving, Healthy Coping, and Reducing Risks. Each of these areas will be addressed during the conference. Breakout sessions will allow attendees to individualize their learning opportunities based on their areas of interest and current knowledge level.
One hour of advanced nursing practice pharmacotherapeutic continuing education is included.
The goals of the conference are to:
This conference is designed for certified diabetes educators, nurses in all specialties, and all other healthcare professionals interested in the care of patients with diabetes.
Date and location
The conference will be held Friday, April 12, 2013, in Phillips Hall, first floor, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.
About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.
Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.