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AACC and NACB to Present Conference on Glycemic Control

 

 

AACC and NACB will present the next Arnold O. Beckman Conference “Glycemic Control in the Hospital: Evidence, Issues, and Future Directions”, on April 12 and 13, 2011 in San Diego.  The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

In addition to the AACE, several key stakeholder organizations are involved in the conference planning and development efforts: American Diabetes Association, College of American Pathologists, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. The AACC’s Critical and Point of Care Division is also participating in this conference.

The planning committee, led by Drs. Steve Kahn (Chair) and Rob Christenson (Vice Chair), are inviting an esteemed group of individuals to speak, including Dr. Greet Van den Berghe, who will discuss the landmark Belgian study on the effects of intensive insulin treatment on critically ill patients.

There will be additional presentations on the various perspectives on tight, moderate, and intensive glycemic control, as well as several talks on important clinical and analytical issues (including glucose meter issues). The conference will conclude with thoughts and recommendations from the experts on future strategies for glycemic control.

To learn more and to register, visit the conference website.