University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Diabetes care conference set for May 13

"The Many Aspects of Diabetes Care" will be held May 13 at the Alerus Center. It is geared toward the health professional who cares for people with diabetes. The purpose of this conference is to provide recommendations for the best practices to improve diabetes care.

The schedule follows.
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.,  Welcome
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.,  Therapeutic Update in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Dr. Richard Clarens, PharmD
9:30 - 10 a.m.,  Diabetes and Skin Disease, Jennifer Tinkler, NP
10 - 10:30 a.m., Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.,  Diabetes and Gastrointestinal Disease, Dr. Peter Ojouro
11:15 - noon., Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Rebeea Aboufakher
noon - 1 p.m.,  Lunch
1 - 1:30 p.m.,  Childhood Obesity and Diabetes, Dr. Joe Shelton
1:30 - 1:45 p.m., Altru’s Healthy ‘n Fit Kids Program, Rachel Aure, Exercise Physiologist, and Danika Warner-Noreen, LRD, CDE
1:45 - 2:15 p.m., Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Dr. William Zaks
2:15 - 2:30 p.m., Break
2:30 - 3:15 p.m., Case Studies in Diabetes, Dr. James Brosseau
3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Diabetes and Cognitive Changes, Dr. Susan Thompson, Psychologist
3:45 - 4:30 p.m.,  New Research: Looking into the Future of Diabetes, Dr. Eric Johnson
4:30 - 4:45 p.m., Closing

Faculty are Richard Clarens, PharmD, University of North Dakota; Eric L. Johnson, MD, Altru Health System and UND; Joe Shelton, MD, Altru Health System; Peter Ojuro, MD, Altru Health System; Danika Waner-Noreen, LRD, CDE, Altru Health System; Rebeea Aboufakher
Altru Health System; Rachel Aure, Exercise Physiologist, Altru Health System; Susan Thompson, PhD, Midwest Neuropsychology; Jennifer Tinkler, NP, Altru Health System; William Zaks, Altru Health System; James Brosseau, Altru Health System.

Altru Health System’s Diabetes Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Registration Form
Registration must be post-marked by May 1, 2014.
Registration by fax or mail only.
Name_________________________________________________________ Telephone No. _______________
Title________________________________________ Agency _______________________________________
City__________________________________________________________ State __________ Zip __________
Payment: Check __________ Email Address: ___________________________________________________
Credit Card: o Master Card o VISA o Discover oAm Express
Card #: ______________________________ Expiration Date: __________ *Security Code: ______________
Chardholder’s Name: ________________________________________ Zip: ________________

Fee: (includes lunch and breaks)
o $80 for Physicians and Health Professionals (non-Altru employees)
o $30 for Residents and Students
o $15 for Altru Employees

Pre-registration required. No refunds. Lunch included for pre-paid and pre-registered participants only. A payment must accompany this registration form.

Make checks payable to:
Altru Health System - Diabetes Center

Mail to:
Altru Health System - Diabetes Center
P.O. Box 6003
Grand Forks, ND 58206-6003

For further information call Janet Sherette, Coordinator, Altru Health System - Diabetes Center, 701.780.1838, fax 701.780.4117, toll-free 800.437.5373, ext. 1838

If you plan to attend our program and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please call 701.780.1838 or TDD # 780.5977, at
least two weeks prior. Room temperature can be variable; layered clothing is advised. Our planning committee is committed to offering reasonably priced training events such as this workshop. Therefore, we will not be offering carbonated beverages at meals or breaks. Please plan accordingly.

Continuing Education
Dietitians/Dietetic Technicians: This program has been submitted to the American Dietetic Association for continuing education approval.

North Dakota Nurses: Application for 6 contact hours has been made. Altru Health System is an approved provide of continuing nursing education by the  Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Minnesota Nurses: This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing criteria for contact hours. However, it is the responsibility of the participants to ascertain if an offering meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Participants will be provided the materials required by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for verification of participation.

Physicians: Altru Health System is accredited by the North Dakota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Altru Health System designates this education activity for a maximum of 5.25 credit hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Planning Committee: James Brosseau, MD, MPH, Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Altru Health System, Grand Forks; Pam Engel, MS, RN, CFNP, Nurse Practitioner,
Altru Health System; Pat Guthmiller, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Ostomy Wound Care Nurse, Altru Health System; Lynn Holum, LRD, CDE, Clinical Dietitian, Altru Health
System; Ann Mason, Nurse Practitioner, Altru Health System; Sara Mutzenberger, RN, CDE, Altru Health System; Janet Sherette, Coordinator, Diabetes Center, Altru
Health System; Diane Smith, RN, CRRN, Clinical Documentation Specialist, Altru Health System.

-- Eric Johnson, Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine.