PUTTING DIABETES EDUCATORS AT THE TOP OF THE CLASS
GANNETT HEADQUARTERS 7950 JONES BRANCH DRIVE MCLEAN, VA 22107 October 1-2, 2012 | 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Diabetes prevalence is rapidly increasing with 1,600,000 new cases of diabetes diagnosed every year. The healthcare challenges associated with this chronic disease necessitate competent, knowledgeable healthcare professionals who provide patients with the most current treatment strategies. Putting Diabetes Educators at the Top of the Class continuing education (CE) seminar prepares healthcare providers with the current knowledge about the diagnosis, pathology and treatment of diabetes mellitus. This comprehensive two-day class will also prepare eligible diabetes educators with the essential information to take the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) exam.
This continuing education workshop, held in McLean, VA, right near the Tyson's Corner Mall, will highlight the types of diabetes, discuss monitoring blood sugar levels, explain techniques for promoting safe medication use, integrate nutritional and activity treatment approaches, describe management issues for special populations, and review the qualifications for certified diabetes educators (CDE).
Key course benefits:
·In-depth review of diabetes mellitus
·Prepare for the NCBDE exam
Who should attend: Registered nurses, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about the diagnosis, pathology and clinical management of diabetes mellitus.
All participants will receive instructional materials and a continental breakfast.
After attending the seminar in its entirety, and completing the evaluation survey, those seeking continuing education will earn:
Tracey Long, RN, MSN, CDE, CNE grew up in sunny California and later braved the cold in Provo, Utah where she earned two degrees at Brigham Young University in nursing and Spanish. In college, she traveled with the speech and debate team, studied abroad in Europe, and then toured the Orient with the National Ballroom Dance Champion Team. Tracey served one and one-half years as a health welfare missionary to Colombia. She developed Spanish programs in health education and diabetes for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada where she now resides. She earned her masters degree in public health education at the California College of Health Sciences and is currently a PhD Student at UNLV in nursing/health education. She currently teaches as an adjunct faculty at UNLV in medical Spanish and nursing at CCSN. To keep her sense of humor she has taught home preschool for 13 years.
For content questions, please contact: Tracey Long, RN, MSN, CDE, CNE via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (702) 873-5664.
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Route 66 from Washington D.C.: Take Route 66 West.Follow signs to Route 267, Dulles Toll Road.Exit at Route 123 South, Chain Bridge Road. After passing under I-495, stay in the far right lane. Exit right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. At the first traffic light turn right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.
From the Capital Beltway (I-495): Take exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South). Stay in the right lane and take the first right exit onto Tysons Boulevard.Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive.Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be approximately ½ mile on the right.
George Washington Parkway North from Washington D.C.: Take the Virginia exit from the George Washington Parkway onto I-495 South (the Capital Beltway). Continue on I-495 South for about 2 miles. Take Exit 46A (Tysons Corner/Route 123/Chain Bridge Road South exit). Stay in the far right lanes. Exit at first right onto Tysons Boulevard. Turn right onto Galleria Drive that becomes Westpark Drive. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be about ½ mile on the right.
Dulles (Limited ) Access Road: Exit onto the right ramp Route 7, Leesburg Pike/Tysons Corner. Immediately get in the far left lane. Turn left onto Spring Hill Road, then right onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 Jones Branch Drive will be about ½ mile on left.
Route 267, TheDulles Toll Road: Exit Route 267, the Dulles Toll Road, from the far right lane onto Spring Hill Road. Toll will be $.25. When leaving Toll Booth get into left lane at the traffic light. Exit onto one of the two left lanes of Spring Hill Road and turn left at the first traffic light onto Jones Branch Drive. 7950 will be approximately ½ mile on the left. There are three entrances to the Gannett Building from Jones Branch Drive: The Guard House, South Employee Entrance, and Service/Employee Entrance. Guests should enter through the Service/Employee Entrance.
Coming east on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the third on the right, once you see the Gannett Building.Coming west on Jones Branch Drive, the parking entrance is the first on the left. Signs are posted for all events indicating Event/Visitor Parking.
Once you arrive at the garage, indicate that you are with Gannett Healthcare Group’s seminar titled Putting Diabetes Educators at the Top of the Class and the Security Guard on duty will direct you to parking locations.
You’ll be instructed to park on Level P2.This is the top of the Garage and is not connected to the building, but it is a quick walk from this level of the garage to the building.Once you enter the building, a set of stairs takes you down to the Lobby.
The Security Desk is located on the right across from our Convenience Store, The Daily Item.You MUST check in with Security, show ID and you will receive a name badge.Security of Signage will direct you to the seminar.
Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.
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