Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit

Ankeny, IA US
November 3, 2023



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Call for Abstracts

The planning committee for the 2023 Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit invites you to submit proposals for presentation at the conference. Sessions will be 60 minutes long, including 50 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A with learners.

The committee is looking for proposals related to the goals and objectives of the Iowa Diabetes Statewide Strategy, including all aspects of diabetes prevention and management. The Summit is an excellent opportunity to share your work with diabetes care and education specialists, clinicians, dietitians, and other professionals across Iowa and beyond.

Please Note These Important Dates:

  • Abstract submissions open: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Abstract submission deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 14, 2023

Accepted sessions will receive complimentary registration for one presenter. No other compensation is provided.


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, advanced 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: 
    11/03/2023 - 9:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    11/03/2023 - 4:45pm CDT
    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


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    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 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.

    • Lori Byrd, MS - Planning Committee Member
    • Rachel Finkelstein Hoskins, PharmD - Planning Committee Member
    • Wesley Franklin, MS - Planning Committee Member
    • Vanessa Gray, MHA, CMP, CHCP - Planning Committee Member
    • Alexandra Grossman, MA, RDN, LD - Planning Committee Member
    • Kathleen Kunath, RN - Planning Committee Member
    • Wendy Mobley-Bukstein, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CHWC, FAPhA - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
    • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT - 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.



    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


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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.