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Thursday, August 8, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Pharmacology Boot Camp

4 CE Available
Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDE, FAPhA, FAADE, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University

Get a crash course in the pharmacology and pathophysiology of diabetes.  Whether you are new to diabetes education and need to learn more about insulin versus non-insulin medications for your patients, or if you need a refresher on the latest drug classes, the Pharmacology Boot Camp is just what you need to strengthen your diabetes medication knowledge.

Reimbursement Boot Camp

4 CE Available
Patty Telgener, RN, MBA, Vice President of Reimbursement at Emerson Consultants, Inc.

Successful reimbursement is the surest way to a financially sustainable diabetes education program. This half-day course will review how to maximize your program’s reimbursement, avoid the most common billing mistakes and discuss billing codes for services implemented in your program. Also, you will learn how to act on claims falsely denied by Medicare or by a private payer. This course is a must for anyone concerned about leaving reimbursement dollars on the table.

Advanced Lifestyle Coach Intensive

4 CE Available
Angela Forfia, MA, Senior Manager of Prevention, American Association of Diabetes Educators

Experienced lifestyle coaches will build skills on facilitating behavior change within the 12-month lifestyle change program. Topics include theoretical approaches to behavior change, building change readiness, selecting and using person-centered communication skills, developing appropriate facilitation styles, understanding barriers and facilitators of change, and adapting skills and strategies for diverse groups. Delivered through an interactive program, led by an experienced AADE Master Trainer, this intensive course includes four continuing education units (CEUs) for nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. Participants must complete a minimum of four CEUs selected from the standard series of AADE online offerings within two months of the intensive completion date.

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