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Diabetes Educator Course, UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education

Vancouver,  British Columbia
April 22-25, 2013

The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox Street

Course Description:

Diabetes is an emerging epidemic. No matter what area of health care you work in, you will encounter people affected by diabetes. New approaches to diabetes management are continuously appearing.

This comprehensive four-day course is for health professionals from a variety of disciplines who face diabetes in practice. The goal is to update your understanding of the complexities of diabetes care, and learn effective approaches to educate those affected by diabetes. It is an ideal course if you are entering the dynamic, specialty field of diabetes education. This course is not specifically designed as preparation for the CDE examination; however it will serve as an excellent review in your preparation to become a certified diabetes educator.

The course format includes didactic and interactive presentations from a variety of experts, group discussions, and case studies. Opportunity will be provided to learn diabetes management innovations from technology and pharmaceutical companies during the interactive Exhibitors’ Luncheon. Time is built in for networking with colleagues.

This is an intensive course that is sure to stimulate and motivate you. You will come away with a solid foundation in high quality diabetes management and education.

Learning Objectives:

This four day intensive course is specifically designed to prepare health professionals with a solid foundation in diabetes education and management.

This course includes classroom content on:

  • Clinical management of diabetes
  • Lifestyle and psychosocial issues of living with diabetes
  • Principals of health education
  • Professional and educational resources
  • Diabetes in First Nations communities

Who Should Attend:

This course is for health professionals interested in diabetes management and education: Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians and Nutritionists, Pharmacists, Social and Mental Health Workers, Physicians, Physiotherapists and other health professionals

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/IN9543/default.asp.