2019 Endocrine Fellows Series: Type 1 Diabetes Care and Management

New Orleans, LA US

The sixth annual "Endocrine Fellows Series: Type 1 Diabetes Care and Management" conference is a live CME-certified event for pediatric and adult endocrine fellows held March 19-21, 2019 prior to ENDO 2019 (March 23-26, 2019) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fellows attend group discussions, clinical case presentations, and networking sessions with expert faculty over the two-day program. Sessions include sick day and hospital management, insulin pumps and CGM, psychosocial factors, transitional care, and more.

This activity is supported by a grant from the following supporters: Abbott Diabetes Care, Insulet Corporation, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust; Lilly USA, LLC; Medtronic Diabetes; and Novo Nordisk Inc. Portions of the activity that are not certified for CME are supported by the in-kind use of equipment from Insulet Corporation and Medtronic Diabetes.

Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to pediatric and adult endocrine fellows.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to (or better able to):

  • Discuss the prevalence, pathophysiology, and progression of T1D to recognize signs and differentially diagnose diabetes
  • Devise individualized treatment strategies that use new and emerging insulin and non-insulin therapies to manage individuals with T1D with and without common comorbid conditions
  • Incorporate diabetes technologies, including insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring, into treatment strategies for appropriate individuals with T1D and evaluate data from those technologies
  • Recognize and evaluate individuals with T1D for signs of depression and distress using updated guidelines and practice tools
  • Apply updated knowledge of treatments, practice guidelines, and clinical skills to improve care, long-term outcomes, and sick day management of individuals with T1D
  • Recognize the challenges across the lifespan

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Topic Area: 
Diabetes and Glucose Metabolism
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Pediatric Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Level 5 (Performance (Does))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 ABIM MOC
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 21.00 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
Room 291
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
+1 (504) 582-3000


Additional information on directions and parking is available at https://www.mccno.com.

Program Directors

Irl B. Hirsch, MD; University of Washington Sch of Med
Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE; University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute

Contributing Fellow

Jean Pujals-Kury, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center


Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD, Jaeb Center for Health Research
Luisa Duran, MD, John Muir Health 
Robert H. Eckel, MD, University of Colorado
Margaret Eckel, Patient engagement participant
Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE, University of Washington 
Carla J. Greenbaum, MD, Benaroya Research Institute 
David M. Harlan, MD, UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus 
Janet McGill, MD, MA, FACE, Washington University in St. Louis 
Michael C. Riddell, PhD, York University
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, University of Minnesota 
Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, CDE, Emory University 
Jill A. Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE, Northwestern University


As a provider of continuing medical education (CME) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Endocrine Society has a policy of ensuring that the content and quality of this educational activity are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. The scientific content of this activity was developed under the supervision of the Endocrine Society's Special Programs Committee (SPC). The commercial supporter(s) of this activity have no influence over the planning of this CME activity.


The faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

Robert H. Eckel, MD, has served as a consultant and/or advisory board member to Kowa American Corp., Merck, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; and has received grant support from ENDECE.
Carla J. Greenbaum, MD, has received grant funding from Janssen Pharmaceuticals and has served as a consultant to Novo Nordisk.
Irl B. Hirsch, MD, has served as a consultant to Abbott Diabetes Care; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.; and Roche; and has received research support from Medtronic Diabetes.
Janet B. McGill, MD, has served as a consultant to Bayer, Gilead, Novo Nordisk Inc., and Sanofi; has received research support from Dexcom, Jaeb Center for Health Research, Medtronic, Novartis, and Sanofi; has served as a speaker for Aegerion, Dexcom, Janssen, and Mannkind.
Michael C. Riddell, PhD, has served as an advisory board member and/or speaker for Ascensia Diabetes Care, Eli Lilly and Company, Insulet Corporation, Medtronic; received grant support from Insulet Corporation; and received research support from Novo Nordisk and Sanofi.
Elizabeth Seaquist, MD, has served as an advisor to Eli Lilly and Company; has served as a consultant to Eli Lilly and Company, Mannkind Corporation, Sanofi, and Zucara; has received research support from Eli Lilly and Company; and has served as a sponsor of the International Hypoglycemia Study Group supported by Novo Nordisk Inc.
Jennifer Sherr, MD, PhD, has served as an advisory board member to Bigfoot Biomedical Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Insulet Corporation; has served as a consultant to Lexicon, Medtronic Diabetes, and Sanofi Aventis; and has served as a research investigator for Insulet Corporation and Medtronic Diabetes.
Guillermo E. Umpierrez, MD, CDE, has received support that was provided to his institution by AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Merck, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi; and has served as an advisory board member to AstraZeneca and Janssen.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationship: Roy W. Beck, MD, PhD; Luisa A. Duran, MD; Margaret Eckel; Alison B. Evert, MS, RD, CDE; David M. Harlan, MD; Jean Pujals-Kury, MD; Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE; and Jill A. Weissberg-Benchell, PhD, CDE.

Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.


The information presented in this activity represents the opinion of the faculty and is not necessarily the official position of the Endocrine Society.

Use of professional judgment: 
The educational content in this activity relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy and does not substitute for individual patient assessment based on the health care provider’s examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available. 
Drugs and dosages:
When prescribing medications, the physician is advised to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.


The Endocrine Society has determined that disclosure of unlabeled/off-label or investigational use of commercial product(s) is informative for audiences and therefore requires this information to be disclosed to the learners at the beginning of the presentation. Uses of specific therapeutic agents, devices, and other products discussed in this educational activity may not be the same as those indicated in product labeling approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Endocrine Society requires that any discussions of such “off-label” use be based on scientific research that conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and data analysis. Before recommending or prescribing any therapeutic agent or device, learners should review the complete prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.


The Endocrine Society will record learner's personal information as provided on CME evaluations to allow for issuance and tracking of CME certificates. The Endocrine Society may also track aggregate responses to questions in activities and evaluations and use these data to inform the ongoing evaluation and improvement of its CME program. No individual performance data or any other personal information collected from evaluations will be shared with third parties.

The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.

The Endocrine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to a maximum of 21 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 21.00 ABIM MOC
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 21.00 CME Certificate of Participation