Diabetes Webinar Series

The EPICC Program offers a FREE monthly Diabetes Webinar Series that provides continuing education for professionals at no cost. The webinar is held on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, and is conducted using Adobe Connect. The purpose of this webinar series is to keep healthcare professionals up to date on the latest information in diabetes care and education.

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

The Utah Department of health is committed to being a valuable supporter and resource for all healthcare providers in the state of Utah and across the nation. The continuing education credits offered through this webinar series are among the approved credits necessary to acquire and maintain national accreditation as a DSME provider. The series provides 11 of the 15 required CEUs, annually. Are you putting your continuing education to good use? Are you interested in receiving a scholarship to become an accredited DSME provider? Would you like more information on the ins and outs of DSME? Download and explore the Utah DSME Toolkit to learn more!

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Upcoming Diabetes Webinar Event

Title: Insulin Update
Presenter: Dr. Debra Simmons, MD, MS

Dr. Debra Simmons is a professor of medicine at the University of Utah, Director of Clinical Affairs, Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center and Chief of the Endocrine Section at the Salt Lake City VA.  She is board certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.  In addition to her medical degree from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, she holds a master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  After her residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, she completed her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of California, San Diego with expertise in lipid metabolism.

Dr. Simmons interests are diabetes and lipids with an emphasis on prevention of cardiovascular disease, as well as education.  She is the Program Director for the University of Utah Endocrinology Fellowship and has served on national medical education committees.  She currently serves on the University of Utah University Teaching Committee and the American Diabetes Association Scientific Oversight Committee that is responsible for all scientific and educational programs.  She is a principle investigator for landmark NIH funded clinical trials including ALLHAT, ACCORD, ACCORDIAN, AIMHIGH, SPRINT and CIRT.  Dr. Simmons is listed in Who's Who in America and has been chosen for Best Doctors in America.


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Upcoming Webinars

Date Registering Soon! Speaker
March Insulin Updates Debra Simmons
April SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Amnon Schlegel
May Undiagnosed Hypertension Jim Schultz
June Medication Resources for Low Income Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients Victoria Tolentino
July Diabetes Care for Persons with Disabilities  Lauren Clark & Nancy Allen
August Transitional Care in Diabetes Mj Tran
Sept Medication Adherence in Persons with Diabetes Melissa Selden

Continuing Education

Continuing education units are available for nurses (1.5 hours), dietitians (1 hour), Pharmacists (1 hour) and a general certificate of participation (1 hour) can be provided for all other groups (e.g. CHES).

Registered Nurses

The Utah Department of Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Utah Nurses Association/Western Multi-State Division. This educational program will provide 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit. Provider code P14-03. RN's must take the pre-test and the post-test, receiving 80% or greater on the post test to receive a certificate.

Registered Dietitians 

The Utah Department of Health is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) can receive 1.0 continuing professional education units for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

Registered Pharmacists 

The Utah Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit.(0.1CEU's) 
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0119-0000-17-002-L01-P
Effective Dates: 1/20/16 - 1/20/19