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Montana Diabetes Conference to Close the Gap Between Research and Practice

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At a conference on diabetes prevention and care in Helena, Montana, nationally recognized faculty will introduce healthcare professionals and students to evidence-based medicine, thus, bridging the disconnect between clinical trials and medical practice.

The Montana Diabetes Conference 2011: Effective Interventions for Diabetes Prevention & Care, October 13 and 14 at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena, will include sessions on recent major clinical trials and translational research in cardiovascular disease and diabetes management. The goal is to apply research to practice for diabetes prevention, nutritional interventions and healthcare models that support access to diabetes self-management.

“The goal of this year’s conference is to provide state-of-the-art training for health care professionals in diabetes research, prevention, and care,” said Anna Whiting Sorrell, director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, in a press release.

The conference is presented by the Montana Diabetes Project with the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, and St. Vincent Healthcare.

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The nationally recognized faculty includes Katherine Tuttle of the Providence Medical Research and Sacred Heart Medical Centers in Spokane, Washington; Linda Siminerio of University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Alain Bertoni and Jeffrey Katula both of Wake Forest University Department of Epidemiology & Prevention in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The cost to attend is $95 for those who register on or before September 28 and $115 thereafter. Student rates are $55 before September 28 and $75 thereafter.

Continuing education credits will be available to physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses.

Register for the conference here.