2011 Disparities Partnership Forum
Overcoming Disparities: Reducing the Burden of Diabetes Complications
April 6 - 7, 2011
The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria VA
For three years, the American diabetes Association has convened a forum that provided a platform to address the severe onset of diabetes and its complications in high-risk populations.
In 2011 the Association held its 4th Disparities Partnership Forum. The overall goal of this Forum was to explore collaborative methods of decreasing the burden of diabetes complications in populations at highest risk.
This two-day event provided multiple opportunities for networking and idea exchange. The keynote speaker this year was United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA. It also highlighted promising practices that addressed the overall goal of the Forum. The following promising practices were presented during this Forum:
Partnering with Asian Language Schools to Promote Diabetes Literacy - William Hsu, MD, Medical Director, Asian Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center
Feasibility of Engaging Underserved Diabetes Patients in a Web-Based Personal Health Record to Facilitate Care Outcomes: eHealth2go.org - Michelle F. Magee, MBBCh, BAO, LRCPSI, MD, Director, Medstar Diabetes and Research Institute
Enhancing Access to Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services to Reduce the Burden of Diabetes Complications - Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Asst. Dean, Univ. of MD, School of Pharmacy
Faramarz Zarfeshan, RPh, Pharmacist, ALFA Specialty Pharmacy
Hoai-An Truong, PharmD, MPH, Asst. Prof./MTM Pharmacist, Univ. of MD, School of Pharmacy
Geriatric Diabetes Program at the Joslin Diabetes Center - Medha Munshi, MD, Medical Director, Geriatric Clinic, Joslin Diabetes Center
Salsa Caliente: A Healthy Lifestyles Approach to Reducing Risk Among Hispanic-Americans - Consuelo Soria, BS, Director, Health Care Services, Texas Diabetes Institute
Viv Byen ak Maladi Dyabèt (Living Well with Diabetes): Adapting and Testing a Standardized Self-Management Program to Improve Outcomes for Haitian Seniors with Diabetes - Lisa Montouri Trimble, RN, MSN, MPH, Director, Cambridge Health Alliance
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