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2012 Cardiovascular Health Summit

Annual Professional Conference
October 23-24, 2014
Fairmont Hot Springs | Fairmont, Montana 

Presented by:

  • Montana DPHHS
  • St. Vincent Healthcare
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy
In Conjunction With:
  • Montana Cardiovascular Health Program
  • Montana Diabetes Educators Network
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program
  • Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
  • Montana Asthma Control Program
  • Montana Arthritis Program


This conference provides state-of-the art training for healthcare professionals. This is a lecture-based conference starting late afternoon on October 23th followed by a full day of lectures on October 24th. There will be opportunities for question and answer periods, as well as time to network with other participants. The focus is on the full spectrum of diabetes care. Primary content addresses 1) recent and relevant clinical research studies and new therapies for diabetes care, 2) current management approaches for Type 1 in youth, 3) diabetes prevention strategies, and 4) cardiovascular disease complications and comorbidities among patients with diabetes. Four experts in the field present these topics.

Educational ObjectIves

Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Identify evidence-based treatment strategies for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  2. Describe how new health care delivery models may improve diabetes care and education.

  3. Identify the “red flags” that should alert health care providers that a patient has low health literacy and/or numeracy.

  4. Implement several strategies to improve patient comprehension and adherence to treatment regimen.

  5. Describe the current nutrition recommendations and approaches to meal planning for youth with type 1 diabetes.

  6. Describe current insulin regimens, approaches and goals of diabetes management for youth with type 1 diabetes.

  7. Interpret recently published research regarding the relationship between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease and use it in improving the care of their patients.

  8. Explain the evidence behind a variety of proposed therapies in the management of cardiovascular disease in the diabetic patient and use it in improving the care of their patients.

  9. Describe the recommendations for screening and diagnosing pre-diabetes.

  10. Explain the pathophysiology unique to each subtype of pre-diabetes and how this impacts prevention strategies.