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 Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for addressing diabetes prevention, control, and management. The Summit will be held in person on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. To learn more about the Summit, visit the registration website

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.

The committee is particularly interested in reviewing proposals in the following areas:

  • Diabetes data/deserts of care (where are we struggling?)
  • Communication (patient-centered, health messaging broadly)
  • Technology (telehealth, CGMs)
  • Social impacts and coordinated care/health equity
  • Chronic care management models
  • Population health management
  • Mental and behavioral health (substance use, depression)
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Wellness and physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Medications
  • Reimbursement/Insurance
  • Emergency response/preparedness
  • COVID-19 and diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes and pregnancy in diabetes management
  • Management/treatment of diabetes-related health conditions (eye, foot, kidney, etc.)
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Diabetes prevention programs

Please Note These Important Dates:

  • Abstract submissions open: Monday, May 1, 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.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should follow these requirements:

  • The title is limited to a maximum of 10 words.
  • The abstract is limited to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Session learning objectives should align with the educational approach and be appropriate for the time allotted.

Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract.

  • Does the abstract clearly state the project's aim (i.e., a question, issue, or problem)?
  • Is the significance of the work clearly stated?
  • If relevant, are the methods, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
  • Are the conclusions justified about the data and/or analysis/description?
  • Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?


For questions, contact Des Moines University at or 515-271-1596.

Submission Form

This person is the primary contact.
Two speakers per abstract are permitted.
Maximum of 10 words.
Enter a maximum of three (3) learning objectives.
As the accredited provider, Des Moines University (DMU) is committed to ensuring that accredited continuing education (1) presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations and (2) protects learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. DMU is responsible for identifying financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies and managing them to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias. DMU is required to collect information from all planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content about all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. I understand that my disclosure form must be submitted before the planning committee reviews my abstract. This form is required for all presenters. The link can be found in the abstract confirmation email.
I confirm the work submitted is my own, and all co-authors have given written permission for me to present at the educational activity.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.