Symposium to look at U.S. diabetes, obesity problem

November 17, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Staff

To solve the current economic crisis and health-care debate, something has to be done about obesity and diabetes.

That’s the claim of a symposium that will be held on The University of Toledo Health Science Campus Friday, Nov. 20.

“UT/OSU/UM Diabetes Update: The Big Game” will feature internationally recognized clinicians and scientists from The University of Toledo, Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. The symposium will cover pathogenesis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diabetes-related disease in hopes of spreading awareness about the condition and how to manage it in a cost-effective manner.

“To move quickly toward prevention of diabetes and more efficient care of diabetic patients, clinicians and scientists must engage in these intense dialogues,” said Dr. Raymond Bourey, interim chief of the UT Division of Endocrinology and symposium director. “This symposium will help us start to translate some of this research into standards of patient care in the community.”

Topics to be covered will include the control of metabolism and body mass by the central nervous system, strategies for prevention and reversal of obesity, ethnic contributions to Type 2 diabetes, autoantigens in Type 1 diabetes, adult-onset Type 1 diabetes, and a look at the latest research and recommendations as it relates to risks and benefits of inpatient glucose control.

The event will start at 9 a.m. in the Dana Conference Center on UT’s Health Science Campus. It is sponsored by The University of Toledo Division of Endocrinology and the Center for Continuing Medical Education.

Registration for the event is $75 for physicians and $50 for other medical professionals. Included in the price are course materials, continuing medical education (CME) credits, and a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is free for UT, OSU and UM faculty, residents and students, but does not include CME credit.

For more information, including a complete schedule of agenda items and registration information, visit and click on “upcoming events.

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