As the post-pandemic continuing medical education (CME) calendar settles in to a more traditional rhythm and set of expectations, leaders continue to innovate curriculum for their annual conferences. Relaunched in 2018 and continuing to expand, organizers from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism added a second half-day to their conference structure this year, dedicated in part to an optional industry-sponsored presentation on the benefits and obstacles of continuous glucose monitors, sharing practical tips and tools for clinicians, and creating a forum for an informal, peer-to-peer discussion.
Set in the Courtyard Marriott Iowa City, with views of Kinnick Stadium and the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital just outside the windows, the event’s first day reprised popular programming with a catalogue of presentations on a wide range of topics. This year including Inclusive Care for Diabetes and Obesity: Medical Inertia in Diabetes Management by Endocrinology and Metabolism Division Director Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PHD, FACE, presented in tandem with Obesity and Weight Stigma in Racialized Populations: A Double Burden by Katie Robinson, MD, PhD.
In addition to our faculty in Iowa City, Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Program, and Director of Precision Medicine for Obesity Program at Mayo Clinic, Andres Acosta, MD, PhD, gave the event’s keynote presentation, Precision Medicine for Obesity-optimizing Obesity Management Based on Pathogenesis.
Congratulations and thanks to the conference organizers and supporting staff to make this event a highlight of the academic year.
Bianca Carlson, PA-C
Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD
Julie Eichenberger, Dietician
Yumi Imai, MD
Katherine Robinson, MD, PhD
Special thanks to Kim Tolsdorf for her exceptional work in coordinating this conference, Ann Armstrong for her design work, and Lori Raw and the rest of the CME Office for their advice and support.