Diabetes Back to School Conference

Published On 04/20/2016

The Annual Back to School Diabetes Conference
August 3, 2018 ( 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.)
Presented by: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Registration for the Diabetes Back to School Conference is open.  Tuition and registration must be received no later than July 12 at 5 p.m. Space is limited.

On-line registration available here. 

Or, fax your completed registration form and fees to: 901-516-8811

Continuing Medical Education
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
251 S. Claybrook, Suite 512
Memphis, TN 38104

Attached is the 2018 conference brochure. Please email endocrinecenter@lebonheur.org or call (901) 516-8933 for any questions regarding registration. 

The Annual Back to School Diabetes Conference provides the opportunity for the Le Bonheur Diabetes Team, school nurses, school personnel, dietitians, and families with children with diabetes to interact in the same environment while increasing the knowledge base for diabetes management in the school setting.  This program will equip participants with current and safe diabetes management practices.  It will also expand skill sets on the use of new diabetes technology.

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Primary Focus

  • School Navigation:  Better understanding of the importance and use of the diabetes medical management plan and the 504 accommodation plan.
  • Education:  Effective dissemination of best practice information.
  • Training:  Insulin and glucagon administration, ketone management, carbohydrate counting, and new technology.
  • Community:  Increasing awareness of available resources in the community and formation of community partnerships.

Target Audience

This continuing education activity should be of interest for school personnel, nurses, dietitians, and families of children with diabetes.

Education Tracks

Choice of educational Tracks to best fit your educational needs. Chosen at registration.

Session Themes:

  • Scope/ Impact of Diabetes in Peds
  • Effective Use of the School Care Plan
  • School Lunch Hour: RD scoop
  • Helping the Student Succeed
  • Skills Refresher
  • Diabetes Technologies
  • Improving Family Health Literacy
  • It Takes a Village: Panel Discussion
  • Exercise as medicine 

Optional Sessions:

  • Asthma

• Strategies to Reduce Obesity

Education Formats

  • Featured Sessions - Keynote sessions for addressing realistic and specific situations related to diabetes management in the school setting.
  • Education Sessions - Informative information on trends in diabetes and support resources available.
  • Breakout Sessions - Skill building and application of principles in diabetes management.
  • Hands on involvement by the attendees.

Location

University of Tennessee Health Science Student Alumni Center

800 Madison Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38163

For More Information

Diabetes School Conference Planning Committee
endocrinecenter@lebonheur.org
901-287-5199