The Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone is a needs assessment-driven continuing medical education (CME) activity that utilizes national and international experts to provide evidence-based, guideline-consistent, and practice behavior-changing information focused on critical and challenging topics in clinical medicine.
To ensure that the educational content of iQ&A programs will address practice gaps in clinical medicine, improve patient outcomes, and positively guide clinical practice strategies, international experts, usually in a roundtable format, will respond to questions submitted and/or generated by practitioners at CME mega-symposia, national congress, association meetings, or as part of on-line, enduring CME programs.
Questions reflecting the clinical needs of practitioners are then answered, analyzed, and discussed by international experts, who provide evidence-based and clinically relevant guidance that is independently of commercial sources or the program sponsor..

The iQ&A platform stresses:

Program Medium
Internet-based program

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period August 22, 2016 through August 22, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 91 segments, totaling 3 hours and 30 minutes, to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate.

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

3.0 hours. Physicians must study the enduring activity, and are expected to view every segment to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit.

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent developments in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of diabetes management.

Release Date

August 22, 2016

Expiration Date

August 22, 2018

Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all healthcare providers (HCPs) involved in developing, delivering, consulting, and monitoring care for patients with or at risk for diabetes

This constituency of HCPs shall include the following audience:


Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Comprehensive Thrombosis Care is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals. 

Grantor Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Sanofi Diabetes.

CME Credit provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and CMEducation Resources, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to Postgraduate Institute for Medicine policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Vivian Fonseca, MD - Program Chair
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Past President, Science and Medicine.
American Diabetes Association

Research Support (to Tulane): Novo Nordisk, Asahi, Eli Lilly, Abbott, Endo Barrier, Gilead Sciences
Honoraria for Consulting and Lectures: Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Pamlabs, AstraZeneca, Abbott, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen

Juan P. Frias, MD, FACE
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Diego, California
Chief Medical Officer
National Research Institute
Los Angeles, California

Consulting Fees: Johnson and Johnson, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi
Contracted Research: Astra Zeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, BMS, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi

James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Consulting: Janssen, Intarcia, Abbott Diabetes Care
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: AstraZeneca, Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim

Hertzel Gerstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Consulting: Sanofi, Lilly, Merck, Abbott, Amgen, Boehringer-Ingelheim
Contracted Research: Sanofi, Lilly, Merck, AstraZeneca

Ralph DeFronzo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of the Diabetes Division
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Consulting: AstraZeneca, Janssen, Intarcia, Novo Nordisk
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk
Ownership Interest (Stocks, stock options, etc): AstraZeneca, Janssen

George Bakris, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Vice-Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, Illinois

Consulting: Janssen, Abbvie, Bayer

Serge A. Jabbour, MD, FACP, FACE
Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Department of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Consulting: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly and Boehringer-Ingelheim
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly

Robert Henry, MD
Chief, Center for Metabolic Research
Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
Professor of Medicine‚ Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of California‚ San Diego

Silvio Inzucchi, MD
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Clinical Director, Section of Endocrinology
Director, Yale Diabetes Center
Director, Endocrinology & Metabolism Fellowship
New Haven, Connecticut

Consulting: Merck, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, Leicon, Paxel, Janssen
Contracted Research: Takeda
DMC Committees: Novo Nordisk, Intarcia

Lawrence A. Leiter, MD, FRCP(C), FACP
Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Lipid Clinic
Associate Director, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre
St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Consulting: Astra Zeneca, BI, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Servier
Speakers Bureau: Astra Zeneca, BI, Eli Lilly, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi
Contracted Research: Astra Zeneca, BI, Eli Lilly, GSK, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Sanofi, Servier

Pablo F. Mora, MD, MSc, FACE, CDE
Diabetes America
Staff Endocrinologist
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Plano, Texas

Consulting: Novo Nordisk
Speaker’s Bureau: Novo Nordisk, Medtronic
Contracted Research: Roche Diabetes

Richard Pratley, MD
Senior Investigator
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute (FHDI)
Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Orlando, Florida

Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk, Merck, Sanofi, Lexicon, Lilly

Filip Knop, MD
Diabetes Research Division
Department of Internal Medicine
Gentofte University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

Consulting Fees: Sanofi, Lilly, Novo Nordisk
Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk

Cyrus Desouza, MBBS
Professor, Internal Medicine Division of Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolism
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Consulting: Novo Nordisk
Contracted Research: Novo Nordisk, Asami

Stefano Del Prato, MD PhD
Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
School of Medicine, University of Pisa
Chief of the Section of Diabetes
University of Pisa, Italy
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas, San Antonio Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Consulting: Novo Nordisk, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi
Speaker’s Bureau: Novo Nordisk, Merck, AstraZeneca, Janssen

Leigh Perreault MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado

Consultant: Novo Nordisk
Speaker’s Bureau: Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk
Other (Advisory Board): Novo Nordisk, Merck, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim Eli Lilly

Julio Rosenstock, MD
Director, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Consultant: Roche, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Daiichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Lexicon, Intarcia
Grant/Research Support: Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Daiichi Sankyo, Lexicon, Boehringer-Ingelheim , Intarcia

Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Research in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

Consulting: AstraZeneca
Contracted Research: Sanofi

Jane Reusch, MD
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
University of Colorado Denver and Denver VAMC
Denver, Colorado

Nothing to disclose

Daniel Lorber, MD, FACP, CDE
Director of Endocrinology
Associate Director
Lang Center for Research and Education
New York Hospital, Queens
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc.; Novo Nordisk;
Speaker’s Bureau: Novo Nordisk

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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