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CME PresentationManagement of Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Update for the Busy Clinician

Saturday, November 9, 2013 • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM)
1825 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030

 

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases (IMM)
1825 Pressler St, Houston, TX 77030

CME Map Texas Fetal Center

FREE parking provided in the outdoor self-service lot. 
Entrance is located on Pressler Street.  Please follow the event parking signs.

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Target Audience

Physicians who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, certified nurse midwives, nurses and residents and fellows in full-time training.

Course Description

In the United States, the prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy is on the rise due to the increasing rates of overweight and obese patients. Because of the increased maternal, fetal, and neonatal risks associated with gestational diabetes and pre-gestational diabetes, clinicians should be informed of the current clinical guidelines and best practices for the treatment and care of diabetes in pregnancy.

UTHealth Medical School Faculty Speakers

  • Sean Blackwell, M.D. (Course co-Director)
    Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Baha Sibai, M.D. (Course co-Director)
    Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Adi Abramovici, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Lara Friel, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Hector Mendez-Figueroa, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Eleazer Soto, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Clara Ward, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Janice Whitty, M.D.
    Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

SAVE THE DATE:

4th Annual Texas Two Step Conference: Medicolegal Issues in OB/GYN

Friday & Saturday, February 28 - March 1, 2014
Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE • Houston, TX
For more information, email Maria Keefer or call (713) 500-5850.

Thank you for your interest.
The Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Update for the Busy Clinician Educational Symposium has already taken place.

CME / CEU Transcripts

For Physicians: Transcripts will be sent to the email address provided at check-in within 2-3 weeks from the event date.

For Nurses: Transcripts were provided to all nurses at the completion of the course. To obtain an additional copy of your transcript, email Maria.S.Keefer@uth.tmc.edu.

For Nurses, Midwives and Other

 

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is an approved provider for continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

 

This activity is approved for 7.25 contact hours.

For Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint sponsorship of Memorial Hermann Health System and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  Memorial Hermann Health System is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Memorial Hermann Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Course Description

In the United States, the prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy is on the rise due to the increasing rates of overweight and obese patients. Because of the increased maternal, fetal, and neonatal risks associated with gestational diabetes and pre-gestational diabetes, clinicians should be informed of the current clinical guidelines and best practices for the treatment and care of diabetes in pregnancy.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Counsel patients on the ideal components of a diabetic diet including caloric targets, carbohydrate portions and other aspects of nutritional management
  • Implement the current recommendations for screening, diagnosis and treatment options for gestational diabetes
  • Identify and utilize strategies for optimal glucose control and targets for women with Type I and Type II diabetes during pregnancy
  • Understand the frequency and clinical significance of underlying co-morbidities as they relate to the care and treatment of women with gestational and pre-gestational diabetes
  • Identify patients at highest risk for diabetic embryopathy by recognizing the mechanisms that lead to the abnormal fetal development and perform appropriate studies to make the diagnosis
  • Implement the current guidelines and recommendations for the timing and mode of delivery in women with gestational and pre-gestational diabetes including the role of cesarean delivery without labor attempt
  • Appropriately identify patients with diabetic management issues
  • Examine the guidelines and recommendations for intrapartum and postpartum management of women with gestational and pre-gestational diabetes
  • Counsel patients on the long term consequences related to fetal programming and the increased risk of childhood obesity in children born from mothers' with gestational and pre-gestational diabetes
  • Understand the risk factors, frequency and management of medical emergencies with gestational and pre-gestational diabetes.

Thank you for your interest.
The Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Update for the Busy Clinician Educational Symposium has already taken place.

Thank You for Attending the
Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Update for the Busy Clinician Educational Symposium

The Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: An Update for the Busy Clinician educational symposium, included expert speakers who discussed the guidelines and recommendations for management of a diabetic gravida. To download and view the lectures presented at the symposium, click on the links below.

Meeting Materials