2018 IA Diabetes Summit

The 3rd Annual Diabetes Summit is being held November 16 in Des Moines.

Registration: Online registration is open until November 9.
The cost per individual is $35.00 and will cover lunch, summit facilitation and materials. Registrants will receive a free copy of Balancing Life in Your War Zones: A Guide to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health. Book signing will be available by author LeAnn Thieman.

Purpose: The summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for addressing diabetes prevention, control and management. National, state and local experts will share innovative and best practice strategies for reducing the burden of diabetes and empowering patients and their families to live healthier lives.

Intended Audience: public health professionals, physicians, nurses, advance practice nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, health coaches, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes prevention program facilitators, diabetes self-management education coordinators, and third-party payers.

CEUs: Nurses: IBON provider #94 awards up to 4.75 contact hours for this event. All sessions must be attended in full. No partial credit will be issued. Dietitians: Commission on Dietetic Registration CPEUs Hours Approved 5.0, Level 2

Agenda: Check-in for the summit begins at 8:00 am and the summit will adjourn at 4:30 pm on November 16. There will be three general sessions and participants have the opportunity to attend two of four offered breakout sessions. For a more detailed agenda, click here.

Venue: The summit will be held at the IHA Conference Center located at 100 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The designated parking is accessed via Des Moines Street on the North West side of the building. The parking gates will be raised for the event and it is free to use for IHA Conference Center guests. For more information about the venue, click here.

We have room blocks at two nearby hotels. To make a reservation, call the reservation line below and reference the corporate ID.

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
201 E Locust St, Des Moines
Rate: $129 per night + taxes
Telephone: 1-877-238-8889
Corporate ID: 786828419
Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown
101 E Locust, Des Moines
Rate: $139 per night + taxes
Telephone: 515-244-1700
Corporate ID: 560001333
Reference the 2018 Diabetes Summit



Anuj Bhargava, MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE, since 1994, Dr. Bhargava has strived to improve the health and lives of people affected by diabetes through clinical care, education, research, and technology. Dr. Bhargava is the founder and President of the Iowa Diabetes Research, the largest diabetes research center in Central Iowa. He is a practicing endocrinologist at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the founder of My Diabetes Home, a personalized tool designed to simplify diabetes self-management for patients and revolutionize clinical care and diabetes education.

Presenation: Changing Diabetes in Iowa: Technology, Education, Research and Collaboration and video
Elizabeth Burkland RD, LS, CHC, is a Registered Dietitian at the Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. In her role, she leads group classes for the Diabetes Prevention Program, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and cardiac rehabilitation. She is also involved in the Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Mileage Club, a program with the elementary and middle schools of Story County which promotes running/walking and living a healthy lifestyle for school-aged children, and is a member of the Healthy Food Choices Committee with Healthiest Ames.

Presentation: Maintaining the Diabetes Prevention Program and Getting Started with MDPP and video
Thyra L. Cox, MSN, CDE, CHC, is a supervising Coordinator & Education in the Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Prior to her current position, Cox has held a variety of other nursing positions at Mary Greeley Medical Center, the Iowa State University Student Health Center, and in Oklahoma City. Cox earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa, is a Certified Diabetes Education, Certified Health Coach, NDPP Lifestyle Coach, Medtronic & Tandem Certified Pump Trainer, and a Better Choices Better Health Trainer.
Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC, is the Chronic Disease Prevention Service Manager at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health (CGCDPH). Karen is one of 25 nurses across the country selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to be a Public Health Nurse Leader. Crimmings has worked 16 years at the CGCDPH in infectious and chronic disease prevention. She is helping lead Iowa’s diabetes prevention efforts with key partners across the state.

Presentation: Partnership Amongst Organizations - Building a Successful DPP Model and video
Dawn R. Gustofson, RDN, LD, CDE, CPT, has been a Program Coordinator and Certified Diabetes Education at the Mercy Diabetes & Education Program in Des Moines, Iowa since 1999. Prior, she was a Diabetes Clinical Dietitian and Educator at BetterCare Diabetes Center and was a Clinical Dietitian for ARAMARK at Broadlawns Medical Center, both in Des Moines. She received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Iowa State University.

Presentation: Diabetes Management: Nutrition Therapy and Physical Activity
Carol Hibbs is the CEO of the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA. Since 2005, Hibbs has been the Chair of the Marshall County Healthier Communities Coalition. In this role, she has secured funding for a number of programs including the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program. She has previously served as Chair of the Iowa Alliance of YMCAs, on the Y-USA Healthier Communities Initiative National Evaluation Panel, and on a variety of boards for health and culture organizations. Hibbs has a Bachelor’s of Science from Iowa State University.

Presentation: Partnership Amongst Organizations - Building a Successful DPP Model and video
Jason Kruse, DO, is a Staff Physician in Internal Medicine at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa, teaching and supervising residents at Broadlawns, and a guest lecturer at Des Moines University. In 2015, he was the Teacher of the Year for Broadlawns Family Practice Residency and in 2016, he was awarded Teacher of the Year for the University of Iowa Internal Medicine Residency – Des Moines campus.

Presentation: What’s New in ADA Standards of Care and video
LeAnn Thieman, Hall of Fame Speaker, Nurse, New York Times Best Selling Author of 14 Chicken Soup for the Soul books including her newest, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Inspiration for Nurses has reached over million minds, hearts and souls of healthcare givers. Now her mission is to reach at least one million nurses via SelfCare for HealthCare, Your Guide to Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health. This transformational program is a movement/philosophy that creates behavior changes, resulting in positive culture impact, increased employee engagement, morale, retention, patient satisfaction scores, outcomes and reimbursements.

Recounting stories from her dramatic experiences from the Vietnam Orphan Airlift and from her Chicken Soup books, LeAnn shares life-changing lessons for coping in our "war zones" today. Her inspirational, poignant, yet humorous presentations teach tools to balance our lives, truly live our priorities, and make a difference in the world.

LeAnn has been featured in Newsweek Magazine's Voices of the Century issue, on FOX-TV News, PBS, BBC, NPR and on countless radio and television programs. Her messages of hope inspire people all over the world. So many say, “Just when I thought I couldn’t do it anymore, I listened to LeAnn.”

CoraLynn B. Trewet, MS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University before completing a Practice Management Residency and earning a Masters in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Kansas. Trewet was previously an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa, practicing in family medicine with a focus on heart disease and diabetes. Currently, she is a Senior Medical Science liaison with Sanofi specializing in diabetes. Dr. Trewet is a Board Certified Pharmacy Therapy Specialist (BCPS) and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She is a recognized speaker for various clinical and adult learning topics.

Sponsors and Support


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing or by email on or before November 9, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $10 service fee. Cancellations after November 9, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund. In lieu of cancellation, another representative from your organization may attend in your place by notifying the Carol Hibbs. All changes and cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Carol Hibbs, registration officer, at carol.hibbs@ymca-ywca.org.

The program is supported, in part, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6H831688, Public Health Service Act Public Health Training Centers. The information or contents and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The program is supported, in part, by the Iowa Department of Public Health (supported by Cooperative Agreements DP004807 and DP006514) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Presentations are the responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Laurie Walkner in advance at 319-335-6836.

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