Boonshoft School of Medicine seminar to focus on diabetes in Montgomery County

Thirteen of every 100 residents of Montgomery County suffer from diabetes, according to Diabetes Dayton, an independent Dayton diabetes agency.

To explore the high rate of diabetes in Montgomery County and its connection to county health disparities, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and the Ohio State Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Region IV will present a half-day seminar, “Montgomery County Health Disparities: Tackling the Diabetes Epidemic.”

The seminar will be held Tuesday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center, 581 Olive Road in Dayton.

The seminar will provide professionals with information related to health disparities and diabetes in the community and among specific groups in Montgomery County. Participants will learn about locally available resources related to diabetes prevention and management.

Presenters include Susan McGovern, executive director, Diabetes Dayton; James R. Ebert, M.D., associate professor of community health, Boonshoft School of Medicine, and lead physician, Pediatric Lipid Clinic, Dayton Children’s Hospital; and Gaston Bouquette, coordinator, Diabetes, Self-Management Education Program, Public Health—Dayton and Montgomery County.

The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion featuring representatives from Dayton area diabetes prevention and management programs.

There is a $20 nonrefundable registration fee. Payment must be received by May 27. Space is limited. To register, contact Cindy Bradley at (937) 775-8248

More information is available on the School of Medicine website.

Seminars examining other issues related to health disparities in Montgomery County will be offered on Sept. 9 and Dec. 9 at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center. The Sept. 9 seminar will focus on health disparities and Alzheimer’s disease. The Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and AHEC Region IV present the annual series of continuing education quarterly seminars for health care professionals and interested community members.

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