Date: Wednesday 09 April 2014 - Friday 11 April 2014

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Roughly 26 million Americans have diabetes and the number is expected to soar in the coming years, reaching nearly half of all Americans by 2020. Diabetes is responsible for $116 billion in direct medical costs annually. Hospitals and health systems will be challenged in the coming years to improve health for this population.

This two-day conference will examine the impact the diabetes epidemic is having on the delivery system and how hospitals are responding.

  • About 26 million Americans have diabetes — 19 million diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed.
  • Diabetes is responsible for $116 billion in direct medical costs and $58 billion in indirect costs.
  • Diabetics are at higher risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure than the general population.
  • Much of the demand for diabetes care will come on the outpatient side.

The already alarming still growing wave of diabetes cases is crashing into a health care delivery system that was not designed to handle chronic disease. The epidemic will test whether the health care field can transform itself to meet the demands of the disease and the Affordable Care Act.

About 26 million Americans have diabetes — 19 million diagnosed and 7 million undiagnosed, according to the National Institutes of Health. Estimates show that by 2050 between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 Americans will have the disease. Reasons for the spike include the aging population, growth of the populations at high-risk of type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes who are living longer. At the same time that the number of diabetics is increasing, health reform will do away with the barriers that blocked their access to care.

Key Topics

How to Plan & Develop Diabetes Centers & Programs from the Ground Up to Deliver High Quality Care

  • Emerging trends & strategic opportunities in diabetes care & treatment: Positioning for success
  • Joint Commission certification of distinction & recertification
  • Nuts & bolts of business/medical management of diabetes programs
  • Planning and development of a diabetes center: What is required to make your Diabetes Center of Excellence vision a reality?
  • Understanding the considerations involved in the planning and development of a Diabetes Center of Excellence
  • Financial aspects of a diabetes program: reimbursements, present business models, financial aspects
  • Ensuring patient safety and compliance with regulations
  • Examining the most up-to-date and effective technologies to achieve more efficient workflow and improved patient care
  • Understanding the clinical applications and future Advancements
  • Successful strategies for performance and quality outcomes measurement in Diabetes programs and services
  • Seamlessly integrating Diabetes with other service lines
  • Navigating the Affordable Care Act
  • Marketing the benefits of your center for competitive advantage: diabetes public awareness and outreach programs
  • Emerging trends and future challenges in diabetes
  • Project experiences and clinical scenarios, and future advancements
  • Developing teams that focus on inpatient diabetes management to formulate blood sugar management protocols, serve as a staff resource and educate patients newly diagnosed with diabetes
  • Examining the role of technology in blood sugar control and patient safety
  • Implementing doctor and staff education--critical to the success of inpatient diabetes programs
  • Discharge and care transition planning as part of inpatient services for diabetic patients

Who Will Attend

This conference is designed for Senior Level Executives, Vice Presidents, Administrators, Directors and Managers within hospitals, health systems, federal and state agencies, as well as healthcare consultants. Academic Medical Centers, Teaching Hospitals, and Community Hospitals are also encouraged to attend.

  • CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, Administrators, Chair, Vice Presidents
  • Diabetes Directors & Managers, Clinic Directors, Pediatricians
  • Clinical Excellence, Patient Care, Pediatric Nurse Navigators, Registered Nurses


  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Physician assistants
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Optometrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Podiatrists

For Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Adam Bailey
Phone: 909-771-8320
Fax: 312-780-0600 

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Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext: 148
Fax: 414-221-1900 

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Contact Tiana Gatlin
Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext: 148
Fax: 414-221-1900 

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