The Southern Diabetes Initiative Charlotte

Charlotte, NC | November 5, 2019

Charlotte Convention Center

The Southern Diabetes Initiative: Updates and Best Practices to Empower the Frontlines of Care

Launched shortly after the CDC identified the Diabetes Belt, an area in the Southern US with high rates of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular risk, The Southern Diabetes Initiative is a one-day continuing medical education (CME/CE) conference designed to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicians like you – those at the frontlines of managing diabetes and comorbid disease.

This year’s brand-new curriculum will create an interactive and engaging experience, led by world-renowned clinical experts who will address the cultural impact on diabetes risk and management; share the latest medical findings; and give recommendations on how to handle the challenges you face while empowering your patients to practice preventive behavior and proper disease management.

  • Advanced Rate Expires on November 4 $55.00
  • On-site Registration Rate $70.00

Earn up to 7.25 CME/CE Credits

  • Nov. 5: 7.25 Credits


Introducing The Southern Diabetes Initiative Course Chair: Dr. Charles Vega and Featured Speaker Gretchen Youssef, MS,RD,CDE 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Chuck grew up in Northern California and completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and completed residency training in family medicine at UC Irvine. He stayed on as f...

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Presenting on:

Screen, Assess, Treat, Repeat: Overview of T2DM Guidelines

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:10 AM

Gretchen Youssef, MS,RD,CDE

Gretchen Youssef, MS, RD, CDE, Program Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute is an experienced Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who serves diabetes clinical, education, research, and quality improvement initiatives across the MedStar System. H...

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Presenting on:

Hands-on Workshop: Injection Technique

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:15 PM

Industry Sponsored Opportunities


Industry Theaters

Before the CME/CE sessions begin, get an in-depth look at the latest tools and treatment options by attending an Industry Sponsored Theater, led by prominent medical thought leaders.

Audience Engagement Technology

Personalize your learning!

iPads will be provided to:  

  • Ask questions and participate in quizzes
  • Tag important content
  • Take notes on session slides
Your notes, slides, and questions will be sent to your email after the conference.