UW School of Nursing

November 1, 2023

Diabetes Update 2024

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FORMAT: In-Person Conference

DATE: Friday | March 8, 2024

LOCATION & PARKING: UW Center for Urban Horticulture

Conference Description

The purpose of the conference is to provide clarity on diabetes management guidelines and an update on new therapies, medications, and technologies involved in care for patients across the lifespan and in all care settings 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the cost-effectiveness of intervention and prevention of diabetes care
  2. Discuss the newer diabetic drug options for diabetes and others currently in development.
  3. Evaluate the common complications and management of diabetes in older adults
  4. Collaborate with interprofessional health care team in the management of diabetic patients to promote health equity and patient safety

Previous Testimonies

  • This was a great conference. So good to know there is community support for young people with diabetes.” 
  • “Appreciated the breadth of scope of the conference” 
  • “This is an excellent conference. I learned so much about CGMs to the impact that diabetes has in our community. I am inspired by all on the panel. What a difference they make in our community.” 

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, nutritionists, pharmacists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals in all settings

Program Schedule

Time Title Speaker
7:30-8:00 am Registration and Coffee/Tea  
08:00 – 08:10 am  Welcome 
08:10 – 09:10 am 


 Cost-effective Diabetes care


Stephanie Kim, MD 


09:10 – 09:20 am   Break & Exhibitors  
09:20 – 10:20 am   Diabetes distress 


Julia Brechbiel, MD; Alice Wood, PhD 
10:20 – 10:30 am   Break & Exhibitors  
10:30 – 12:00 pm 


Diabetes Medications (Rx) 


Savitha Subramanian. MD  


12-1 pm


Lunch Break & Exhibitors  
1-2 pm  From problem to person-focused care 



Matt Liechty, RN 

Melissa Mullan, RN 

Kate Smith, RN  

2-2:10 pm Break & Exhibitors  
2:10-3:10 pm Nutrition and Diabetes: Preconception through Postpartum   

Judy Simon MS, RDN, CD, CHES, FAND


3:10-3:20 pm Break   
3:20-4:20 pm Diabetes and the elderly


Yi Yan, RN 
4:20-4:30 pm Break   
4:30-5:30 pm Insulin – initiation and titration (Rx) 


Nicole Woodruff, MSN, BC-FNP, CDE 
5:30 pm Adjourn   

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule if needed.
2 Rx Hours (included at the Advanced practice level)


There are several Hotels in the UW University District close to the venue: Silver Cloud Hotel, Graduate Hotel, and Residence Inn. There are many other options— look for lodging near UW Horticulture Center, Seattle to be in the area closest to the venue.