UCSF Diabetes Symposium

Oh man, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks — Peter and I packed up our house and moved out of California, and have spent the past few weeks hopping from family member to family member, catching up with everyone before we head out on a big six-month adventure. It’s been fun, but stressful, and blogging has temporarily gone by the wayside. But no longer!  I’ve got much more to say about the past few weeks of diabetes (that whole insulin experiment had a disastrous effect on my A1c) — but for now, I wanted to spread the word about a great event coming up in the San Francisco Bay Area — the annual diabetes symposium at UCSF. Here are the details:
What:           UCSF Diabetes Patient Symposium
When:          Saturday, June 5, 2010, 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Who:            Adults with diabetes and their family members are invited to hear the latest news involving diabetes research and clinical care from respected UCSF-affiliated  researchers and clinicians.  $25 per person; $35 for two.  Includes continental breakfast and syllabus.  Surface lot parking – $2.
Where:         Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Campus, 600 16th Street, San Francisco
Website:       www.diabetes.ucsf.edu/adultpatientsymposium
Contact:       Marina Demetsky; Marina.Demetsky@ucsfmedctr.org; 415-353-2266

Here’s the schedule:

UCSF Diabetes Patient Symposium University of California Medical Center, San Francisco Genentech Hall – Mission Bay 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA


Moderator – Martha Nolte Kennedy, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Teaching Center, UCSF

Top Questions for the Dietitian

Monica Seiber, RD UCSF Nutrition and Food Services

The Truth Behind the Headlines

Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS Professor of Medicine, Director of Inpatient Diabetes, UCSF

The Cure: How Close Are We?

Joseph Becker, MD Clinical Fellow UCSF Med/Endocrinology

What You Need to Know About Preparing For Procedures Umesh Masharani, MD

Clinical Professor, Associate Director Diabetes Clinic, UCSF

Coping and Burnout Lawrence Fisher, Ph.D.

Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF

I wish I could be there!

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