Tuesday, February 12, 2013

NIH's Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus March 4–6, 2013

NIH's Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

March 4–6, 2013

Natcher Conference Center | NIH Campus | Bethesda, Maryland
http://prevention.nih.gov/cdp/conferences/2013/gdm/default.aspx

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will sponsor a Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) March 4–6, 2013 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. GDM is a condition that occurs during pregnancy in which blood sugar is elevated, and it occurs in approximately 1 to 14 percent of U.S. pregnancies. Complications can include high blood pressure, cesarean delivery, a high-birthweight baby, and birth injuries. For the neonate, complications include breathing difficulties, low blood sugar, and jaundice.

Debate continues regarding the optimal cutoffs for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes. At this conference, key experts will present scientific data, and attendees will have opportunities to comment during open discussion periods. After weighing the evidence, an unbiased, independent panel will prepare and present a consensus statement addressing the key questions. For registration information, visit: http://prevention-nih.org/cdp/conferences/2013/gdm/registration.aspx or call 1-888-644-2667.

Can't attend?
To register or watch the archive: http://prevention-nih.org/cdp/conferences/2013/gdm/CannotAttend.aspx
Continuing Education credits are not available for viewing the webcast.

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