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. 


  • Professionals - Regular Rate: $65
  • Students: $25

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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.

Educational Need

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar. When a person has diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin (type 1) or cannot properly use insulin (type 2). When the body does not have enough insulin or cannot use it properly, blood sugar builds.

People with diabetes can develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. High blood sugar, particularly when combined with high blood pressure and lipids, can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputations of the legs and feet, and even early death. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes. However, about nine in 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. For example, in Iowa, only 7.8 percent of individuals have been told by a doctor or healthcare provider that they have prediabetes or are borderline diabetic.

This yearly event highlights new diabetes prevention, management, and care innovations. 

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 5.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 5.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 5.50 CPME
    • 5.50 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/04/2022 - 9:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    11/04/2022 - 4:45pm CDT


    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 - Growing Up With Diabetes: The Realities of Living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth and Young Adults

    Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES, University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center

    • Review the current statistics and treatment modalities for youth with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
    • Discuss Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) topics throughout the lifespan from childhood to young adulthood.
    • Identify current research regarding diabetes morbidity and mortality in youth.
    • List the role of DSMES and the Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (DCES) with youth and young adults and their families.
    10:30 amBreak + Exhibit Hall
    11:00 am

    Tirzepatide: A New Blockbuster Drug?
    Jamie Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Christine Burke, PA-C, Iowa Diabetes

    • List the benefits of tirzepatide.
    • Identify the risks of trizepatide, including common adverse reactions, precautions, and contraindications.
    • Recommend common educational tips to help mitigate adverse reactions and enhance weight loss.
    12:00 pmLunch (Provided)
    12:45 pm

    Supporting Public Health Using a Trauma-Informed Lens
    Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Andrew Minear, MPH, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

    Rhonda Rairden-Nelson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    James Pender, LMSW, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Monica Goedken, MPA, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Holly Hanson, MA, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

    • Define trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
    • Describe the impacts that trauma and ACEs may have on brain development.
    • Recognize the connection between ACEs and chronic health problems, including mental illness and substance misuse in adulthood.
    • Explain the Trauma-Informed Continuum.
    • Identify ways to assess an organization's/clinic’s trauma knowledge needs.
    1:45 pmBreak + Exhibit Hall
    2:15 pm

    Factors Associated with Purchasing Medication Online Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
    Olaseni Solomon Oduwaye, MSc, MBA, PhD, CPCO, FDR Scientific & Technical Consultant Inc.
    Kayode Adebayo, MS, MBBS, FDR Scientific & Technical Consultant Inc.

    • Identify the factors associated with purchasing medication over the internet among T2D patients who have been prescribed medication.
    • Describe how personalized medication assistance could help those experiencing financial hardship comply with their prescribed medication.
    3:15 pmBreak + Exhibit Hall
    3:30 pm

    Teaching Mindfulness in Diabetes Management with or without CGMs
    Cara Recker, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, CNSC, Regional Medical Center

    • Define mindfulness.
    • Explain steps to implement mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs).
    • Discuss mindfulness's rational and potential benefits in controlling diabetes and its complications.
    • Describe how continuous glucose monitors (CGM's) may aid in enhancing mindfulness to treat diabetes.
    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

    Keynote Speaker

    Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES, 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.

    Session Speakers

    Kayode  Adebayo, MS, MBBS
    Senior Consultant, FDR Scientific & Technical Consultant Inc.
    Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES
    Intervention Coordinator & Evaluation Specialist, WISEWOMAN Program, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Christine Burke, PA-C
    Physician Assistant, Iowa Diabetes
    Monica Goedken, MPA
    Violence Prevention Coordinator, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Holly Hanson, MA
    Ryan White Part B Program Manager, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Andrew Minear, MPH
    Diabetes Primary Prevention Coordinator, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Olaseni Solomon Oduwaye, MSc, MBA, PhD, CPCO
    Managing/Senior Consultant, FDR Scientific & Technical Consultant Inc.
    James Pender, LMSW
    Community Health Consultant, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Jamie Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM
    Associate Professor, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Rhonda Rairden-Nelson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E
    Iowa Project LAUNCH, Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
    Cara Recker, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, CNSC
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Regional Medical Center



    • imageMD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 5.5 continuing education contact hours.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.5 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
    • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


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


    The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 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.

    • Kayode Adebayo, MS, MBBS, Speaker
    • Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES, Speaker
    • 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
    • Monica Goedken, MPA, Speaker
    • Vanessa Gray, MHA, CMP, CHCP, Planning Committee Member
    • Holly Hanson, MA, Speaker
    • Laurene Hendricks, Planning Committee Member
    • Carol Hibbs, Planning Committee Member
    • Kathleen Kunath, RN, Planning Committee Member
    • Andrew Minear, MPH, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
    • Wendy Mobley-Buckstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CHWC, FAPhA, Activity Director
    • Olaseni Solomon Oduwaye, MSc, MBA, PhD, CPCO, Speaker
    • James Pender, LMSW, Speaker
    • Trina Radske-Suchan, MPT, CSCS, Planning Committee Member
    • Rhonda Rairden-Nelson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E, Speaker
    • Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ, Planning Committee Member
    • Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES, Planning Committee Member

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

    • Christine Burke, PA-C, Speaker, has no financial relationships to disclose but does intend to discuss off-label use of a commercial product. 
    • Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE, Speaker, intends to discuss off-label use of a commercial product and is on the Speaker's Bureau for Abbott Diabetes Care and Xeris Pharmaceuticals.
    • Jamie Pitlick, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, Speaker, has no financial relationships to disclose but does intend to discuss off-label use of a commercial product. 
    • Cara Recker, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, CNSC, Speaker, has no financial relationships to disclose but does intend to discuss off-label use of a commercial product. 


    The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It 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.

    Available Credit

    • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 5.50 AOA Category 2­A
    • 5.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 5.50 CPME
    • 5.50 IBON


    We emphasize that we greatly value the support provided by exhibitors, which facilitates the execution of a high-quality meeting experience for all. Thank you to the organizations listed below for their support of the 7th Annual Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit! We have a great group of exhibitors with valuable information to share. Click the organization's logo or name to learn more and visit their booth to connect with them on November 4, 2022!

    Community Support Organizations


      Pharmaceutical / Device Support Partners



      Boehringer Ingelheim

      Diabetic Equipment and Supplies

      Xeris Biopharma


      The BINGO challenge is a fun way to become familiar with the services and resources that each exhibitor can provide. Summit participants who complete the BINGO challenge have the opportunity to win prizes! BINGO cards will be distributed during check-in at the Summit. 

      Prizes include:

      • Two (2) registration fees refunded for the 2022 Summit.
      • One (1) $50 Amazon gift card provided by Iowa ADCES.
      • One (1) $50 gift certificate for a chiropractic consult provided by Clarity Chiropractic.
      • One (1)  mixing bowl set + cookbook gift bundle provided by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.
      • Three (3) t-shirt + water bottle gift bundles provided by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative.


      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 planning committee is accepting exhibitor registration for the 2022 Summit being held in person at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, on Friday, November 4, 2022, from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm CT. Set-up begins at 8:00 am. 


      • American Heart Association
      • CHPcommunity
      • Des Moines University
      • Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
      • Iowa Chronic Care Consortium
      • Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
      • Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
      • Iowa Medical Society
      • Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA
      • Telligen
      • University of Iowa College of Health Sciences


      The exhibit space will be open for a minimum of 90 minutes. 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 the event page
      5. Company name recognition on press releases/email blasts


      • Exhibitor: $400
      • Non-profit or government agency: $250

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


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


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      • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
      • No refunds will be given three (3) business days before the activity start date.
      • Canceled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
      • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.