32nd Annual National Conference

October 2, 2023 to October 4, 2023

These materials are intended only for those that attended the 32nd Annual National Conference from October 2–4, 2023, Minneapolis, MN.

Activity description

Over two-and-a-half days, the 32nd Annual National Conference brings together health care professionals from across the U.S. to learn from and interact with renowned thought leaders and clinical practitioners who will share firsthand their knowledge about treating, caring for and engaging medically complex patients.

Provided by
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, coders, dentists/allied dental staff, dietitians, dietetic technicians, managed care nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, transplant coordinators and other health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this conference, learners should be able to:

  • Provide an update on emerging therapies and effective management strategies to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease and examine approaches to optimize care pathways for CKD and its associated comorbidities.
  • Discuss the role of patient-reported outcomes in improving the quality of care and determining new approaches to achieve patient-centered care.
  • Describe the transplant experience of organ recipients, including unique challenges, health concerns and psychosocial impacts, and discuss how this knowledge can enhance providers’ empathy, communication skills and clinical care.
  • Identify advances in cancer treatment, including a personalized approach to breast cancer screening.
  • Examine the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease, including pharmacologic therapies, neuroimaging, biomarkers and how to optimize early intervention and the use of cognitive assessments.
  • Explain the importance of sleep on health, wellbeing, and brain function and clarify the correlation between sleep disruption and aging, chronic illness, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
  • Examine multiple aspects of cardiovascular disease in women, including new diagnostic and management approaches.
  • Provide an update on current trends and emerging approaches to improve diabetes management, including AI-powered interventions that can facilitate glycemic control.
  • Describe how healthcare professionals can cope with complex grief related to caring for patients with complex medical conditions and have difficult conversations with patients and their families.
  • Assess the impact of medical misinformation and review strategies to promote accurate health information among patients and within the community.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.25 AAPC - Coders
  • 13.25 ABTC - Transplant Coordinators
  • 13.25 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 13.25 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 13.25 ADA - CERP (Dentists/Allied Dental Staff)
  • 13.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 13.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 13.25 APA - Psychologists
  • 13.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 13.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 13.25 CDR - Dietitians
  • 13.25 CMCN - Certified Managed Care Nurse
  • 13.25 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
10/02/2023 - 9:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/04/2023 - 12:00pm EDT


  • Ravi Allada, MD, Northwestern University
  • Rich Baron, MD American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
  • Anders Carlson, MD, International Diabetes Center
  • Alta DeRoo, MD, DFASAM, FACOG Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Laura Esserman, MD, MBA UCSF
  • Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, Mayo Clinic
  • Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC, FT, Conversations with Kelly
  • Richard Isaacson, MD Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
  • Roy Kao, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Matthew O'Connor, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Bryan Piatt, Mental Health Advocate
  • Melissa Roberts, MSN, RN, UW Health Transplant Center
  • Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP, Yale School of Medicine
  • Retu Saxena, MD, FACC, Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Orvin Visaya, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Lisa Latts, MD, MSPH, MBA, FACP
Senior Medical Director, Value-Based Care

Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President, Clinical Value
Optum Health
Chief Medical Officer
Optum Health Solutions

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Executive Pharmacy Consultant

Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

  • Anders L. Carlson, MD: Abbott Diabetes Care, Dexcom, Insulet, Tandem Diabetes, UnitedHealth Inc. (Clinical Research Investigator); MannKind (Consulting/Advisory Board); Eli Lilly, Medtronic/Companion Medical, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi  (Clinical Research Investigator & Consulting/Advisory Board)
  • Laura Esserman, MD, MBA: Moderna (Grant/Research Support); Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Advisory Board)
  • Richard Isaacson, MD: Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly (A); Acadia, Retain Health (C) 
  • Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD: Ora Medical (Consultant) (Stocks and Other Ownership Interests)
  • Roy Kao, MD: Editas, Vertex (Grant/Research Support)
  • Orvin Visaya, MD: Fresenius (A); Evergreen Nephrology (A, I) 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. 

The remaining faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Maximum CE credits available:  13.25
Monday, Oct. 2 — Up to 5.00 CE Credits
Tuesday, Oct. 3 — Up to 5.50 CE Credits
Wednesday, Oct. 4 — Up to 2.75 CE Credits

Accreditation statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation statements


This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 13.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 13.25 contact hours (1.325 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 13.25contact hours (1.325 CEUs).
Unique activity number: JA0007123-0000-23-114-L01-P/T

The participant will be awarded up to 13.25 contact hours of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 13.25 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Dentists/Allied Dental Staff

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Optum Health Education is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Optum Health Education designates this activity for 13.25 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU). 

If the activity is dietetics-related but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour=1 CPEU). 

RD's and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance indicator selection is at the learner's discretion. 

Managed Care Nurses
This activity has been approved for a maximum of 13.25 clock hours for Certified Managed Care Nurse (CMCN) recertification by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing (ABMCN).

Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 13.25 CE hour .

Social workers

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As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive up to 13.25 live continuing education credits.

Transplant coordinators, transplant nurses, procurement transplant coordinators
The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 13.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

ILNA coding
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points. Please note, only 1.5 total ILNA points are available for:

  • CRISPR-Based Therapies for Genetic Blood Disorders (0.75), and
  • The WISDOM Study: A Personalized Approach to Breast Cancer Screening (0.75).

Disclaimer: “ONCC review is only for designating content to be used for ILNA points and is not for CNE accreditation. CNE programs must be formally approved for contact hours by an acceptable accreditor/approver of nursing CE to be used for recertification by ONCC. If the CNE provider fails to obtain formal approval to award contact hours by an acceptable accrediting/approval body, no information related to ONCC recertification or ILNA categories may be used in relation to the program.”

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 13.25 AAPC - Coders
  • 13.25 ABTC - Transplant Coordinators
  • 13.25 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 13.25 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 13.25 ADA - CERP (Dentists/Allied Dental Staff)
  • 13.25 AMA - Physicians
  • 13.25 ANCC - Nurses
  • 13.25 APA - Psychologists
  • 13.25 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 13.25 CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • 13.25 CDR - Dietitians
  • 13.25 CMCN - Certified Managed Care Nurse
  • 13.25 ASWB - Social Workers
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These materials are intended only for those that attended the 32nd Annual National Conference from October 2–4, 2023, Minneapolis, MN.

Instructions to claim credit 

To claim credit you must be logged into your Optum Health Education account. The access information provided for the virtual conference platform does not work on this website and your registration information will not carry over.   

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