Ansel Symposium to focus on the changing scenario of the diabetes epidemic

Ansel Symposium to focus on the changing scenario of the diabetes epidemic

Athens, Ga. – The fourth annual Howard C. Ansel Symposium will take place at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 8 a.m. The topic, “The Changing Scenario of the Diabetes Epidemic,” will be presented in four sessions by Shawn Holaway, Tommy Johnson, and Robin Southwood, all faculty in the department of clinical and administrative pharmacy.

Some 20.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Educating pharmacists about the disease has led to improvements in controlling diabetes and preventing its complications. The symposium focuses on detection and the latest treatment options for patients with diabetes. The application workshop will highlight the pharmacist’s role in providing diagnostic, educational and management services for diabetes patients.

Morning session topics are “Pathophysiology and applied principles of type 1 and type 2 diabetes,” and “Prevention strategies for patients with type 2 diabetes.” The afternoon session, “Newer agents in the treatment of diabetes,” is followed by an application workshop, “Putting it together: Empowering pharmacists to manage a collaborative service.”

Morning sessions and a barbecue lunch are free with advance registration, and are sponsored by the Ansel Educational Fund. Payment at the door is $25 for each morning session. Afternoon sessions are $29 to pre-registrants and $35 at the door.Participants can earn six hours of continuing education credit for the day-long event.

The Ansel Symposium was established four years ago as part of the college’s centennial celebration to honor Howard C. Ansel, dean emeritus, for his notable contributions to pharmacy education and his ongoing support of the pharmacy profession. Ansel was dean of the College of Pharmacy from 1977 to 1991 and the college’s first Panoz Professor of Pharmacy. He joined the faculty in 1962 in the college’s former department of pharmaceutics after three years on the faculty of the University of Toledo, where he received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutics at the University of Florida.

For registration and information, call the Division of Outreach and Nontraditional Education at 706/542-1296 or see www.rxugace.com.