Diabetes Symposium

Diabetes Symposium

2nd Annual Monument Health Diabetes Symposium

From Covering the Bases to Exploring the Field

A day-long symposium providing best practices in diabetes care and management consistent with American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines.

Monument Health Diabetes Team have been closely monitoring the number active cases of COVID-19 in our area.  To ensure the safety of all participants and caregivers it was decided to move this to an all-virtual conference for 2022. We are looking forward to our conference this year and hope everyone will be able to attend. 

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Friday, January 21, 2022

8:15 a.m. Login/Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome

John Palmer, D.O.

8:35 a.m. Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery

Andrew VanOsdol, M.D.

Monument Health Spearfish Hospital- Bariatrics

9:10 a.m. Diabetes Prevention Program

Donna Riley, RD, LN, CDCES

Monument Health Diabetes Education

9:45 a.m. Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes in the Obese Population

Katy Caffee, CNP

Monument Health Spearfish Clinic- Bariatrics

10:30 a.m. Break & Vendors (15 minutes)

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10:45 a.m. Evaluation and Treatment of Diabetic Wounds

Rylan Johnson, DPM

Monument Health Orthopedic & Specialty- Podiatry


11:20 a.m. The Cost of Diabetes

Heath Eggleston M.D.

Monument Health Primary Care

Mackenzie Aalbu, RN, CDCES

Monument Health Diabetes Education

12:00 p.m. Lunch and Vendors

12:50 p.m. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Insulin Pump Update 2022

Austen Fagerland, PA-C

Monument Health Endocrinology

1:35 p.m. Inpatient Management & Diabetes Education

John Palmer, D.O.

Monument Health Endocrinology

SaraBeth Soetmelk RN, CDCES

Kelly Grimshaw RN, CDCES

Monument Health Diabetes Education

2:05 p.m. Break & Vendors

2:25 p.m. Panel Discussion/Case Studies

Moderator – John Palmer, D.O

Panel Members – Sonalika Khachikian, M.D.,

Austen Fagerland, PA-C

Monument Health Endocrinology

Heath Eggleston, M.D.

Monument Health Primary Care

3:30 p.m. Endocrine – Potpourri

Sonalika Khachikian, M.D.

Monument Health Endocrinology

4:15 p.m. Questions & Answers, Evaluation &

Program Closing

John Palmer, D.O.


· Participants for in-person and live stream presentations must attend all conference sessions and turn in their conference evaluation at the end of the program to successfully complete the continuing nursing education activity.

· There is no conflict of interest for anyone in a position to control content of this activity except Dr. John Palmer, who is on the Speakers Bureau for the following companies: Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, and Dexcom.

· This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Contact Us

For additional information contact Monument Health Human Resources Education at education@monument.health or call 605-755-5510 option 5. Credits will be available.