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Press Release: Nursing Dean is Keynote Speaker at Diabetes Management Symposium


Nursing Dean is Keynote Speaker at Diabetes Management Symposium

The Dean of the UMass Dartmouth College of Nursing will be the Keynote Speaker at Diabetes Management Symposium on Thursday, October 12.

Author:  John Hoey
Date:  October 6, 2006
Department:   College Of Nursing
The Diabetes Association Inc. of Fall River and Saint Anne's Hospital, Department of Professional Practice Research and Development will host Symposium 2006 entitled "New Approaches and Directions in Diabetes Management".  The event will be held October 12 from 5:30 - 8:00pm at the Fall River Country Club. Dr. James Fain, Dean of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth is the keynote speaker.

Dr. Fain received his PhD in educational Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1985 and his Masters of Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1979.  He is currently Dean and professor of the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  He is Editor-in-Chief of the Diabetes Educator, and has won numerous honors for his work and research in diabetes management.  His research has received funding from the National Institute of Health and the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation.

According to DAI statistics Bristol County, Massachusetts has the highest prevalence of diabetes of any county in the state, at a prevalence rate of 42.26 per 1000 population.  When comparing the prevalence rate of Bristol County at 42.26 to that of all of Massachusetts at 32.29, Bristol County is 31%higher than the state average. When comparing Bristol County to the national rate at 34.1, Bristol County is 24% higher.  While diabetes is present in 3.4% of the general population, diabetics consume almost 16% of all inpatient acute care days in the United States.

The public is welcome to attend. Please register by calling 508.672.5671.
 

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