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Winthrop’s Diabetes Core Curriculum Workshop™ Prepares Staff for DSRIP Program
September 16, 2016

- Unique online and live three day workshop prepares participants to take the CDE and BC-ADM exams

- Excellent DSRIP Staff Training Opportunity

Mineola, NY – Committed to building the next generation of diabetes educators, Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the new and improved format for the Diabetes Core Curriculum Workshop™ (DCCWTM). The new format reduces expenses and time away from the workplace.

The DCCW course, designed to prepare health professionals for the Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) examination or to provide the requisite continuing education credits for renewal of the CDE® or BC-ADM credentials, now includes online self-study along with expanded opportunities for interactive discussion during the live conference. The Fall course is set for October 18-20, 2016 and will be held at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, NY.

Open to professionals in all health disciplines, including, but not limited to, advanced practice and registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, mental health professionals, and certified health education specialists the DCCW™ also prepares health professionals in the principles and skills required for chronic disease management.

The DCCW™ has achieved national recognition as a prestigious continuing education course. The workshop, led by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, has been structured to help diabetes educators update their knowledge, enhance their application and analytic skills and build confidence through professional self-development. Under the umbrella of the Hospital’s Diabetes and Obesity Institute, the DCCW™ is now a part of a considerable portfolio of diabetes-specific services that boldly positions Winthrop as the regional leader in diabetes care.

“There is a growing body of research supporting and quantifying the effectiveness of diabetes education in improving metabolic outcomes for patients with diabetes,” said Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE, Executive Director of Winthrop’s Diabetes and Obesity Institute. “Increased contact with diabetes educators has also been associated with lower hospitalization rates and reduced costs. The rising incidence of diabetes has resulted in a high demand for diabetes educators especially as part of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The DCCW ™ supports and inspires those who are beginning their career as diabetes educators in chronic disease management and provides continuing education to current diabetes educators.”

To learn more about the DCCW™ course, please call Lynne Chimon, DCCW Course Coordinator at Winthrop’s Diabetes Education Center at (516) 663-2350 or visit http://goo.gl/bngLjC to register.