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Release: April 11, 2000

UI diabetes conference to be April 28

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- While diabetes affects an increasing number of people, advances are being made in diagnosis and treatment of the condition. The Joseph D. Brown Annual Diabetes Conference will be Friday, April 28 at the Sheraton Iowa City hotel in downtown Iowa City to provide current information on managing diabetes in children, adolescents and adults and educating them about their condition.

Dieticians, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and diabetes educators are invited to attend the daylong event. The conference is sponsored by the Division of Endocrinology-Metabolism in the University of Iowa department of internal medicine in cooperation with the UI College of Nursing and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Iowa Chapter.

The conference goals include teaching participants to: diagnose and manage Type 1 diabetes in patients with celiac disease; recognize eating disorders in patients with diabetes; recommend new methods of glucose monitoring; and be more aware of cardiovascular complications in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

The registration fee is $150 for physicians and $75 for nurses and allied health professionals. Residents in training may register for a fee of $40 with a letter of certification from their director of education. The fee includes tuition, course materials, refreshments, buffet lunch and credit processing.

Joseph D. Brown, M.D., was an associate professor in the UI department of internal medicine who joined the faculty in 1962 and cared for many patients with diabetes. His research focused on managing diabetes, and he organized annual continuing medical education conferences to educate heath-care professionals about the disease. Brown died in 1995.

For more information, call the UI Office of Continuing Medical Education at (319) 335-8599.

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