Iowa Diabetes + Wellness Summit

November 12, 2020



  • $40 - Both Day
  • $25 - One Day


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The 2020 Iowa Diabetes & Wellness Summit will take place virtually the mornings of November 12 and November 19. The two half days will each include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities!

View the November 19 activity website.

We look forward to bringing this event to you all in a new format and making it accessible to folks who may not have been able to join previously. 


The summit will provide an engaging forum to discuss latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for addressing diabetes prevention, control and management. National, state and local experts will share innovative and best practice strategies for reducing the burden of diabetes and empowering 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.


All times listed are in Central Time.

8:15 amWelcome
8:30 amThe Importance of Evidenced Based Medicine in Digital Healthcare
Matthew Dunn
Michael Turken, MD, MPH
  • Describe the need for digital care programs and why it is important to begin thinking about adoption.
  • Articulate the importance of self-management and how this will help reduce gaps in care.
  • Define evidence based medicine and why this should be a foundation to choosing a solution.
  • Describe how Omada is using an integrated approach for whole person care.
Using a Coordinated Approach in Addressing Diabetes Prevention and Management
Katie McBurney, BSHM, RDH, CPHQ
Rachael Patterson-Rahn, AAS, RDH
  • Recognize the importance of oral care as part of a diabetes prevention and treatment planning while discussing the need to advance coordinated care among health disciplines.
  • Provide resources for oral assessment and treatment planning dental treatment.
  • Examine how social determinants of health (including access to oral care) impact overall quality of life and hospital re-admissions.
Can A Data-Enabled Chatbot Improve Team-Based Diabetes Care?
Jamie Pitlick, PharmD
Anuj Bhargava, MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE
  • Identify gaps in diabetes care.
  • Describe ways to leverage data and technology to improve patient care.
  • Recognize the benefits that a chatbot can provide in healthcare.
9:30 amBreak
9:45 amKeynote: Optimizing Use of CGM in Clinical Practice
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES
  • Summarize the clinical data supporting continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use in people with diabetes.
  • Compare and contrast CGM devices available for personal and professional use.
  • Utilize the ambulatory glucose profile and key metrics to systematically review a CGM report.
  • Describe how to use retrospective and real time CGM data to engage the person with diabetes in self-management.
10:45 amBreak
11 amSocial Sabotage of the Person with Type 2 Diabetes: A Trial Challenging Our Approach to Care
Megan Munoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES
  • Identify at least two ways personal, social, and healthcare biases impact the person with diabetes’ (PWD) health and ability to receive timely, appropriate healthcare.
  • Identify at least three pieces of evidence which challenge these biases.
  • Describe at least two techniques for reducing stigmas and fostering the health and wellbeing of the PWD.
From the Comfort of Your Own Home: Team-Based Care Improving Diabetes Control Using Tele-Health
Chris Parker, PharmD, BCACP
  • Discuss the roll of team-based care in the management of chronic conditions.
  • Define CCM and its use in a tele-health model.
  • Illustrate the implementation of CCM as a team-based approach for improving A1c control.
Diabetes Experience of Iowans with IDD
Elizabeth Momany, MHA, PhD
  • Identify rates of diabetes in Iowans with IDD.
  • Describe the types of preventive care that Iowans with IDD receive.
  • Describe special challenges for people with IDD and diabetes.
12 pmAdjourn
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 3.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 3.00 CPME
    • 3.00 IBON
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/12/2020 - 8:15am CST
    Event ends: 
    11/12/2020 - 12:00pm CST

    Anuj Bhargava, MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE
    Endocrinologist, UnityPoint and CEO & Medical Director, Iowa Diabetes

    Matthew Dunn
    Senior Regional Sales Director, Omada Health 

    Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Continuous Glucose Monitoring Program, Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center 

    Katie McBurney, BSHM, RDH, CPHQ
    Oral Health Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health 

    Elizabeth Momany, MHA, PhD
    Senior Research Scientist, Health Policy Research Program, University of Iowa

    Megan Munoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES
    Diabetes Educator, UnityPoint Health and Creator and Host, Type2andYou Podcast 

    Chris Parker, PharmD, BCACP
    Director, Cardiovascular Risk Services, University of Iowa 

    Rachael Patterson-Rahn, AAS, RDH
    Oral Health Program Manager, Lee County Health Department 

    Jamie Pitlick, PharmD
    Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University

    Michael Turken, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Omada Health

    Accreditation Statements

    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the 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 3.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 3.0 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. 
    • 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 live activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education contact hour(s).
    • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


    No commercial interest 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 commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Anuj Bhargava, MD, MBA, CDE, FACP, FACE, Speaker
    • Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF, Planning Committee Member
    • Laurene Hendricks, Planning Committee Member
    • Carol Hibbs, Planning Committee Member
    • Meredith Koob, Planning Committee Member
    • Kate LaFollette, RN, Planning Committee Member
    • Ann Loges, RN, Planning Committee Member
    • Bethany Maen, Planning Committee Member
    • Katie McBurney, BSHM, RDH, CPHQ, Speaker
    • Andrew Minear, MPH, Planning Committee Member
    • Wendy Mobley-Buckstein, Planning Committee Member
    • Elizabeth Momany, MHA, PhD, Speaker
    • Chris Parker, PharmD, BCACP, Speaker
    • Rachel Patterson-Rahn, RDH, Speaker
    • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS, FMSC, Planning Committee Member
    • Kady Reese, MPH, CPHQ, Planning Committee Member
    • Cari Seddon, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES, Planning Committee Member
    • Hannah Shultz, MA, Planning Committee Member

    Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

    • Matthew Dunn, Speaker, is an employee of Omada Health.
    • Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES, Speaker, is a consultant for Lifescan, Insulet, Lilly, and Companion Medical, and is also on the speaker's bureau for Abbott, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Dexcom, and Novo Nordisk.
    • Megan Munoz, RN, MSN, CMSRN, CDCES, Speaker, owns self-managed stock in Tandem and Dexcom.
    • Jamie Pitlick, PharmD, Speaker, is a member of the speaker's bureau for Xeris (GVoke).
    • Michael Turken, MD, MPH, Speaker, is an employee of Omada Health.


    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.

    Available Credit

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

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    1. Space on a virtual BINGO card. Each sponsor will contribute 2-3 facts, questions, or insights unique to your organization. Participants will look up these facts on your websites and identify the appropriate business on their squares. To be eligible for a prize, participants must complete the full card.
    2. One handout in a virtual exhibit bag. Each sponsor can contribute a flier, educational material, or another item to be distributed electronically to Summit attendees.
    3. Two Summit registrations.

    Exhibitor fees


    Early Bird
    (before 9/30/20)

    Regular Rate
    (10/1/20 - 11/1/20)




    Non-profit or government agency



    Additional Sponsorship Opportunity: Provide a prize for winners of the BINGO drawing.

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


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