Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit

Ankeny, IA US
November 4, 2022


The 2022 Iowa Diabetes & Wellness Summit is scheduled to take place in-person on Friday, November 4, 2022, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. 


Early pricing ends on October 20, 2022!

  • Early Bird: $50
  • Regular Rate (starting October 21): $65

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The summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for diabetes prevention, control, and management. National, state, and local experts will share innovative and best practice strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes and empower patients and their families to live healthier lives.

Target Audience

Public health professionals, physicians, podiatrists, nurses, advance practice nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, health coaches, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes prevention program facilitators, diabetes self-management education coordinators, and third-party payers.

Keynote Speaker

Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, is the program coordinator for the Teen and Adolescent Diabetes Transition Program at the University of Chicago’s Kovler Diabetes Center. She is also a certified diabetes educator, nutrition specialist, and certified insulin pump trainer.

Ms. Hess-Fischl completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, and her Master of Science degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI. Ms. Hess-Fischl actively volunteers for several diabetes-related professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, CE test item writing for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, reviewing submissions for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and participating on the advisory boards of Nature’s Way, Dreamfields Pasta, and Jolly Time Popcorn.

Ms. Hess-Fischl is the recipient of the 2022 National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes. Ms. Hess-Fischl was a co-author of the 2015 and 2020 Consensus Reports for DSMES in Type 2 Diabetes and was a co-author of the 2017 National Standards for DSMES and co-chair of the 2022 revision. She is the creator of the In Transit program at the University of Chicago, where she works with transitioning Type 1 youth in a collaborative care scenario.

Ms. Hess-Fischl is a strong advocate that all people with diabetes should be given the opportunity to received diabetes self-management education and support. She can say without question that she is lucky to be working her dream job—being able to collaborate with people with diabetes to enhance their self-management skills and knowledge.

    Course summary
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/04/2022 - 9:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    11/04/2022 - 4:45pm CDT

    Abstract submissions have closed and the agenda will be announced soon!

    Agenda Outline

    All times are listed in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

    8:30 amRegistration + Exhibit Hall
    9:00 amOpening Remarks
    9:10 amKeynote Address
    10:30 amBreak + Exhibit Hall
    11:00 amSession #1
    12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
    12:45 pmSession #2
    1:45 pmBreak + Exhibit Hall
    2:15 pmSession #3
    3:15 pmBreak + Exhibit Hall
    3:30 pmSession #4
    4:30 pmQ&A + Closing Remarks
    4:45 pmAdjourn


    FFA Enrichment Center
    1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    United States
    +1 (515) 965-7372

    Designed to promote leadership development, personal growth and career success for both high school and college-age Iowa youth, the FFA Enrichment Center has unique tools and resources to enhance the educational experience. Some examples include computer and science laboratories, future fiber optic connectivity for long-distance learning, recreational/exhibit space and breakout rooms for groups of all sizes. In addition, the 60,000 square foot center offers state-of-the-art conference center facilities that can seat more than 500 participants.


    The FFA Enrichment Center is a beautiful and convenient meeting and conference center adjoining the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa.

    Driving Directions

    From Interstate 35 (I-35)

    • Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
    • Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
    • If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
    • If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
    • After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
    • Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
    • Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
    • Turn right on SW Campus Court

    From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines

    • Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
    • Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
    • Turn right on Oralabor Road.
    • Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd.
    • Turn left on SW Campus Court


    Coming soon.


    No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


    The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

    • Christina Billings, MPH, CHCP - Planning Committee Member
    • Michael Boyson - Planning Committee Member
    • Lori Byrd, MS - Planning Committee Member
    • Rachel Finkelstein - Planning Committee Member
    • Wesley Franklin, MS - Planning Committee Member
    • Vanessa Gray, MHA, CMP, CHCP - Planning Committee Member
    • Laurene Hendricks - Planning Committee Member
    • Carol Hibbs - Planning Committee Member
    • Kathleen Kunath, RN - Planning Committee Member
    • Andrew Minear, MPH - Planning Committee Member
    • Wendy Mobley-Buckstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CHWC, FAPhA - Activity Director
    • Trina Radske-Suchan, MPT, CSCS - Planning Committee Member
    • Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ - Planning Committee Member
    • Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES - Planning Committee Member


    The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

    2022 Exhibitors

    We would like to emphasize that we greatly value the support provided by sponsors, which facilitates the execution of a high-quality meeting experience for all. Thank you to the sponsors of the 7th Annual Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit! Click the organization's logo to learn more and connect with them in-person on November 4, 2022!

    Exhibitor Prospectus

    The 7th Annual Iowa Diabetes & Wellness Summit is a one day conference that brings together health professionals, including diabetes educators, physicians, dietitians, nurses, and public health practitioners, from across the state of Iowa to learn about the latest in diabetes care, network, and share their experiences working in the field. The Summit planning committee is currently accepting exhibitor registration for the 2022 conference being held in-person at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. 

    Important Dates

    • Exhibitor registration deadline: Friday, October 21, 2022.
    • Live conference: Friday, November 4, 2022. Set-up begins at 8:00 am. 

    Conference Planning Committee Organizations

    American Heart Association
    Des Moines University
    Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health
    Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
    Iowa Department of Public Health
    Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
    Iowa Medical Society
    Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA
    University of Iowa / CHS

    Exhibitor Opportunities

    The exhibit space will be open for a minimum of 90 minutes to include three (3) program breaks and a lunch break. As an exhibitor, you will receive:

    1. Two complimentary Summit registrations
    2. Lunch and snacks
    3. One six-foot table (linens not included)
    4. Company logo recognition on event page
    5. Company name recognition on press release/email blasts



    Early Bird
    (before 10/01/22)

    Regular Rate
    (10/01/22 - 10/21/22)




    Non-profit or government agency



    Additional Sponsorship Opportunity: Provide a prize for winners of a drawing!

    If you’re interested in sponsoring, email Trina Radske-Suchan at


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    • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.