The Southern Diabetes Initiative Columbia

Columbia, SC | September 18, 2019

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Panel Discussion: Your Questions about Management of T2DM Answered


Moderated by a primary care clinician, expert speakers will answer any remaining questions from the first half of the day.

Learning Objectives

Develop individualized guideline-based treatment strategies

Distinguish among available and emerging diabetes therapies

Consider the safety and efficacy of individual treatments

Apply current evidence to mitigate comorbidities and complications

Overcome barriers to treatment initiation and intensification


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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Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH, FACE

Dr. Thethi completed a fellowship in endocrinology at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2006 and was invited to join the endocrine faculty thereafter. During her fellowship, she also completed a master’s program with Tulane’s School of Public H...

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Frank Lavernia, MD

Dr. Lavernia has been a practicing diabetologist in South Florida for over 35 years. He was the founder and director of the North Broward Diabetes Center in Pompano Beach, Florida. He lectures nationally on obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes and their ...

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Educational Partners

Commercial Supporters

Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc.