Over 20 Years of Advancing Diabetes Care

The 21st Annual Diabetes Conference will be held at Fairmont Hot Springs, Montana (near Anaconda), October 25th & 26th.  Watch for the upcoming 2018 Brochure and make sure to register early for this exciting & informative conference that provides annual state-of-the art training for healthcare professionals in diabetes prevention, education, and clinical care. The sessions are lecture-based with question and answer periods and promises networking opportunities throughout. 

The conference features presentations that will focus on:

  • Language guidance for diabetes
  • New updates in diabetes medications
  • Stroke prevention
  • Montana’s Quality Data Initiative at Community Health Centers 
  • Native diabetes health and culture of care

Target Audience

The content is targeted toward nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians (including internists, endocrinologists, pediatricians, and family physicians), and other health care professionals. Continuing education credits will be available.


Online registration for 2018 is now open.  Click here for more registration information.

What Others are Saying

“This conference is not only an excellent way to stay abreast of the newest information on diabetes management, but also serves as a time to network with colleagues and experts to address some of the unique challenges of providing diabetes care within Montana,” said DPHHS Medical Officer Greg Holzman, a member of the conference planning committee.

“The way we talk to and about people with diabetes matters,” explains keynote speaker Jane Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDE of Fort Collins, CO. “Words create context and people shape meaning from what they hear and read. Words and messages can build people up or break them down. In diabetes care and education, we have an opportunity to become aware of the negative, judgmental language that has been used for decades. We can then make a change toward using strengths-based, person-centered, and empowering language.”

Click here for full 2018 DPHHS News Release

Make sure to save the dates of upcoming conferences:
October 3-4, 2019
at the Delta Hotels by Marriott  (formally the Radisson Colonial) in Helena, MT.
October 2020 (dates TBA) at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, Great Falls, MT

The Diabetes Professional Conference presented in conjunction with the Montana Diabetes Education Network 2018 Diabetes Education Conference (MDEN). Each are separate conferences (MDEN begins on Thursday morning, prior to the Professional Conference). For more information or to register, please visit their website at  Montana Diabetes Education Network 2018 Diabetes Education Conference.