The goals of this session are to understand diabetes and the disease’s burden on individuals, society, and the health care system and to learn about effective state policies to prevent and treat people affected by diabetes and diabetes-related complications. Attendees will learn about the state of science around prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. We will discuss new policy initiatives that apply a public health template to diabetes. Successful state policy initiatives will be presented by sponsoring legislators and supporting advocates.
8:00 a.m. Coffee and breakfast available in conference center
8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Connecticut Rep. Bob Godfrey, CSG Chair 2011
Debra Miller, CSG director of health policy
8:30 a.m. “Diabetes: Understanding the Disease and Burden to Individuals, Society and the Health Care System"
John E. Anderson, MD, President-Elect Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association
William Rowley, M.D., senior fellow, Institute for Alternative Futures
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. “Building State Policy Solutions”
Rep. Mike Tryon, Illinois Diabetes Caucus and Foundation
Rep. Tom Murry, North Carolina Task Force on Diabetes
Sen. Tom Buford, Kentucky Diabetes Action Plan
11:15 a.m. Associates in Action: American Diabetes Association, Safe at Schools
Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Chair of Safe at Schools Task Force, American Diabetes Association
11:45 a.m. Next Steps for CSG Diabetes Initiative and Meeting Evaluation
Dr. John Anderson
Dr. John Anderson practices internal medicine and serves as president at the Frist Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. The Frist Clinic provides multi-specialty healthcare to its patients. For diabetic patients, group and individual diabetes education services are available through Centennial Medical Center's American Diabetes Association recognized and certified Diabetes Education Program.
Dr. Anderson also is president-elect, Medicine and Science of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Anderson received his medical degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Back to speakers.
Rep. Tom Murry
Rep. Tom Murry is a pharmacist and attorney from North Carolina. He is a pharmacist manager at an independently-owned pharmacy in Raleigh. Before his election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2010, Dr. Murry was an at-large member of the Morrisville Town Council for five years. In his first House term, Murry was the primary sponsor of numerous bills involving medical or health care issues in North Carolina.
Rep. Murry attended the University of Arkansas to earn his pharmacy degree and Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C., for his law degree. Back to speakers.
Dr. William Rowley
Rowley is a senior fellow with the Institute for Alternative Futures, a leader in the creation of preferred futures. He is a subject matter expert and frequent keynote speaker on possible futures for a full range of health care issues. He has analyzed trends and developed forecasts and scenarios for specific diseases, advances in biotechnology, the evolution of health systems, and the future of various health professions. Dr. Rowley is a vascular surgeon who also has extensive leadership experience including being chief operating officer of one academic medical center and chief executive officer of two others. Back to speakers.
Dr. Linda Siminerio
Linda M. Siminerio, R.N., Ph.D., C.D.E., is director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, and an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the School of Nursing. Dr. Siminerio’s primary research topics include diabetes education, diabetes translation into community interventions, pediatric diabetes care and education, and the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of diabetes.
Siminerio is the chair of the Safe at Schools Task Force of the American Diabetes Association. She is senior vice president for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and served as chair of the IDF World Congress in 2009. She was the editor-in-chief of Diabetes Forecast, and a past president of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Siminerio received her B.S.N. from Pennsylvania State University, her M.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. in health education from Pennsylvania State University.Back to speakers.
Rep. Mike Tryon
Rep. Mike Tyron has been a member of the Illinois House of Representatives since his election in November 2004. His government service began in 1989 when he was elected to the McHenry County Board.
Tryon began his career working for the McHenry County Public Health Department. After a job as an environmental consultant, he bought an environmental consulting firm and then formed McHenry Analytical, a water and wastewater testing firm.
Rep. Tyron was born in Indiana and graduated from Indiana State University. He is married and has three children. Back to speakers.