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Diabetes Update and Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism

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To register for day sessions, please call (415-476-5808) or fax (415-502-1795) registration form.

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM10E01
Start: Thursday, March 18, 2010
End: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Marines' Memorial Club San Francisco
Before 2/18/10 After 2/18/10
$565 $615 Physicians
$425 $475 Allied Health Professionals, Residents, Fellows
Session 1 Only: Diabetes Update
$280 $330 Physicians
$265 $315 Allied Health Professionals, Residents, Fellows
Session 2 Only: Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
$385 $435 Physicians
$270 $320 Allied Health Professionals, Residents, Fellows
UCSF Association of Clinical Faculty Vouchers are accepted for this course. For more information please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 415-476-4251. 
Credit: 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

The Diabetes Update section focuses on new ideas and therapies relevant to patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Discussion will also include aspects of prevention of the disorders. Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism on Friday and Saturday, will provide the clinician with updated, pragmatic information about the management of common endocrinologic and metabolic problems, as well as insight into important current areas in clinical research. Formal presentations will be accompanied by question and answer periods with general discussion. Clinical cases will focus on common endocrine problems encountered in clinical practice.

This course is intended for general internists, family physicians, general practitioners, surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals.

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Diabetes Update
The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in treatment and management of diabetes. At the conclusion of this activity participants will have improved competence in the application of new strategies to:

  • The genetics of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes; and how this knowledge can help us understand the pathophysiology of the diseases; and also help tailor therapies;
  • Integrate cognitive behavior therapy in successful management of diabetes and associated medical issues;
  • Evaluate and manage hypoglycemia – diabetes; insulinoma; gastric bypass related hypoglycemia
  • Assess advantages and disadvantages of pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems;
  • Improve treatment of obesity associated cardiomyopathy;
  • Diagnosis and manage rheumatologic problems that occur in people with diabetes such as gout, frozen shoulder, Dupuytren's contractures;
  • How to distinguish depression from diabetes related distress; and how to treat the two conditions;
  • Improve identification of cancer risk factors in patients with diabetes; and how therapies for diabetes may affect cancer risk.
Advances in Endocrinology
At the conclusion of this activity participants will have improved competence in the application of new strategies to:
  • Incorporate new and emerging therapies for osteoporosis
  • Improve evaluation and treatment of urinary stone disease;
  • Improve assessment of clinical implications of vitamin D deficiency;
  • The role of the kidney in salt and water retention; and using arginine vasopressin receptor antagonists in the treatment of hyponatremia;
  • Changes in thyroid physiology with pregnancy; and management of thyroid disorders during pregnancy;
  • Recent advances in our understanding and management of thyroid cancer;
  • Management of Acromegaly;
  • Commonly encountered adrenal and pituitary disorders (clinical cases);
  • Urological disorders in diabetes, especially of the bladder;
  • Evaluation of amenorrhea;
  • Identification and management of metabolic complications of medical therapies;
  • How inflammatory biomarkers can be used to assess cardiovascular disease risk and how one can attenuate the levels of these markers.

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.25 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

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Course Outline:
For course slides, please visit this link.



7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 An Update on the Genetics of Diabetes
Dr. Michael S. German

8:55 An Update on Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes G
Dr. Robert J. Rushakoff

9:50 Break

10:10 Hypoglycemic Syndromes
Dr. Umesh Masharani

11:05 Obesity related Cardiomyopathy
Dr. David G. Gardner

12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 Pumps and CGM - In Whom and When
Dr. Martha S. Nolte Kennedy

2:10 Rheumatological Issues in Diabetes G
Dr. Jonathan Graf

3:05 Break

3:25 Clinical Depression and Diabetes Distress among Patients with Diabetes G
Dr. Lawrence Fisher

4:20 Diabetes and Cancer G
Dr. Ira Goldfine

5:15 Adjourn

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010


7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 New Therapies for Osteoporosis G
Dr. Dolores M. Shoback

8:55 Systemic and Metabolic Considerations of Urinary Stone Disease G
Dr. Marshall Stoller

9:50 Break

10:10 Vitamin D – More than Good for Bones G
Dr. Daniel Bikle

11:05 Disorders of Sodium, Water and ADH G
Dr. Kerry Cho

12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 Update on the Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Dr. Kenneth A. Woeber

2:10 The Thyroid and Pregnancy
Dr. Francis Greenspan

3:05 Break
3:25 Acromegaly
Dr. J. Blake Tyrrell

4:20 Pituitary and Adrenal Cases
Dr. J. Blake Tyrrell and Dr. Chienying Liu
5:15 Adjourn


7:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 Evaluation of Amenorrhea
Dr. Mitchell Rosen

8:55 Urological Disorders in Diabetes G
Dr. Donna Y. Deng

9:50 Break

10:10 Metabolic Complications of Medical Therapies G
Dr. Charles Harris

11:05 Inflammatory Biomarkers: Prediction of Risk? Targets for Treatment?
Dr. Mary Malloy

12:00 pm Adjourn

G Geriatric Credit

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Umesh Masharani,
Professor of Medicine;
Associate Director,
UCSF Diabetes Clinic

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(University of California,
San Francisco School of Medicine
unless otherwise noted)

Daniel Bikle, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
and Dermatology
Co-Director, Special Diagnostic
and Treatment Unit,
SFVA Medical Center

Kerry Cho, MD
Assistant Professor,
Division of Nephrology;
Medical Director, Apheresis
Hemodialysis Unit

Donna Y. Deng, MD
Assistant Professor of Urology
Lawrence Fisher, PhD
Professor of Family and
Community Medicine

David G. Gardner, MD
Distinguished Professor of
Medicine; Chief, Division of
Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Department of Medicine

Michael S. German, MD
Professor of Medicine;
Associate Director, UCSF Diabetes
Center; Director, Hilblom Islet
Genesis Network

Ira Goldfine, MD
Professor of Medicine and
Physiology; Director, Diabetes
and Endocrine Research

Jonathan Graf, MD
Assistant Professor
of Medicine, Division of
Rheumatology, San Francisco
General Hospital

Francis Greenspan, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine and

Charles Harris, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Chienying Liu, MD
Assistant Professor;
Associate Physician,
Endocrinology, Kaiser
Permanente, Santa Rosa

Mary Malloy, MD
Professor of Medicine and
Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric
Lipid Clinic; Co-Director,
Adult Lipid Clinic

Martha S. Nolte Kennedy, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine;
Director, Diabetes Teaching Center

Mitchell Rosen, MD
Assistant Adjunct Professor;
Director, Fertility Preservation

Robert J. Rushakoff, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine

Dolores M. Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Endocrine Research Unit,
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Marshall Stoller, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of

J. Blake Tyrrell, MD
Professor Emeritus;
Director, Endocrinology Clinic

Kenneth A. Woeber, MD, FRCPE
Harris M. Fishbon Professor of

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Travel & Lodging:
Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel SOLD OUT!
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Marines Memorial Club and Hotel is SOLD OUT!

Additional Hotel Accomodations can be made at the following location:

Hotel Rex
562 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102


Club Quarters
424 Clay St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-7400
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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

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