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Published: 03/15/2010

Diabetes Symposium At St. Vincent’s Medical Center

St Vincent's Medical Center - Bridgeport CTBRIDGEPORT, CT March 15, 2010 — St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport is sponsoring a free Diabetes Symposium for the 6th consecutive year. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Hawley Conference room, located in the new Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care in Bridgeport. The Symposium will include programs for both professionals and patients and will provide the latest findings on the diagnosis and management of diabetes. The programs will take place from 8:00am to 12:30pm. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

The Professional Program will feature the very latest innovations in the treatment of Diabetes with St. Vincent’s Attending Cardiologist Manuel C. Pun, MD, who will address “Coronary Disease and the Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome,” Daniel T. Stein, MD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, who will discuss “Role of Incretins in Diabetes Management,” and St. Vincent’s Chief of Endocrinology, Joseph Rosa, MD, who will speak on “2010 ADA Guidelines For Inpatient Diabetes.”

The Patient Program will feature St. Vincent’s Outpatient Nutrition Educator Karen Novak, RD, MA, CDE, who will address “Diabetes: Myths and Misconceptions,” James J. Bednarzck, DMD,  from New Haven, CT, who will discuss “Dental Disease in Patients with Diabetes,” and Danielle Benaviv-Meskin, MD, Attending Physician at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, who will address “Frequently Asked Questions in Diabetes.”

St. Vincent’s President and CEO Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD, and Chief of Endocrinology Joseph Rosa, MD will give a welcome address. Dr. Rosa has directed the program along with Michael Herman, MD, Chairperson of the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s.

Breakfast, refreshments and a question and answer session will be offered at both programs.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited for continuing medical education by the Connecticut State Medical Society and is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The symposium has been approved by St. Vincent’s Medical Center for a maximum of 3 credit hours in Category 1 toward the AMA PRATM.  Each physician should claim only those hours that he/she actually spent in the activity. Nurses will receive 3 continuing education credits.

Seating is limited. Please register by calling the St. Vincent’s Care Line at 1-877-255-SVHS (7847).

Pharmaceutical Educational Grant Support provided by Novo Nordisk Inc., Sanofi-Aventis, and Merck Pharmaceuticals.

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