Diabetes Symposium

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6th Annual Diabetes Symposium: The Benefits of Research

This event will provide practical information, and updates, to enhance nursing interactions with patients who have diabetes and prediabetes. Appropriate for nurses in all patient care settings.

Save the Date

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Location: LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility | 25777 Detroit Road | Westlake, OH
Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

General Information»


Zielony Nursing Institute

Conference Location

LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

Gina Gavlak
Phone: 216.529.5312
Fax: 216.529.5300

Travel and Accommodations»

Conference Location

LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145 


From the East

Head west on I-90 to the Columbia Road exit (159)
Head south on Columbia Road
Turn right on Detroit Road (254)
LaCentre will be on left 

From the West

Head east on I-90 to the Columbia Road exit (159) 
Head south on Columbia 
Turn right on Detroit Road (254)
LaCentre wil be on left 

From the South

Take 71 North to I-480 West
Head west on I-480 to the Clague Road exit (7)
Head north on Clague Road
Turn left on Detroit Road (254)
LaCentre will be on the left after the Detroit and Columbia Road intersection 


Free on-site parking is available.

Hotel Accommodations

Holiday Inn Westlake, Ohio

1100 Crocker Road
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 877.410.6667
Average Nightly Rate: $96

Courtyard Cleveland

25050 Sperry Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 855.809.3511
Hotel Rate: $120


Light breakfast and snacks will be provided.



Philip Schauer, MD

Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Betul Hatipoglu, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Caroline Rankin

Director, Chronic Disease Management, YMCA Central Ohio

Linda McVey

Executive Director, Health and Wellness Services, YMCA Greater Cleveland


Contact hours awarded. Cleveland Clinic (OH-045/10-1-15) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who attend at least 80% of the event and complete an evaluation form will earn contact hours.

Exhibitors and Vendors»

Exhibit tables available for $500. Includes six foot skirted table, two chairs and opportunity to exhibit at this session for healthcare professionals and the general public event conducted later that day from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact:

Gina Gavlak, RN
Diabetes Program Development Coordinator
Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center


Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Visit with exhibitors/Light breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes
9:45 a.m. Break with exhibitors
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Islet Cell Transplantation and Type 1 Diabetes
11 a.m. - Noon Diabetes Prevention Program and Pre-diabetes
Noon. Evaluations and Adjournment

Registration Information»

Registration is now closed.

Conference Fees Rates
Cleveland Clinic Employee $10
Non-Cleveland Clinic Employee $25
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