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Clinical Conferences are held weekly on topics of interest in diabetes and endocrinology. Speakers include faculty from the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND), fellowship trainees, and guest speakers. Clinical cases are often used as a springboard for discussions of diabetes disorders, including patient care issues and reviews of the current research. Once a month, the conference is run by the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Consult team and is devoted to reviewing the interesting patients seen on the Consult Service. Drs. Palak Choksi, Meng Tan, and Rob Lash organize the MEND clinical conference series.

The Clinical Conference offers 1.0 hour of CME credit through the University of Michigan Medical School.

To be added to our mailing list for conference notification, contact Please call (734) 763-3056 for more information.

Print the Clinical Conference schedule for November [PDF]

During the academic year, this conference is held:

Fridays, 2:00-3:00 pm
(*unless otherwise noted)

NEW LOCATION for 2014-15:

Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


November 7, 2014
2:00-3:30 PM*
Reception immediately following

*Oliphant-Marshall Auditorium, ground floor
Kellogg Eye Center / Brehm Tower
1000 Wall Street

6th Annual Stefan S. Fajans Lecture in Diabetes
Steven Kahn, M.B., Ch.B.

Professor of Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
“The Beta Cell in Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons Starting
at the Bedside”

November 14, 2014

MEND Rounding Team (October)
“Interesting Cases”

November 21, 2014
2:00-3:15 PM*
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference

Amit R. Majithia, M.D.
Assistant in Medicine
Diabetes Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
“Making Sense of Sequence Variation in PPARG: A Comprehensive Experimental Approach”

November 28, 2014

No Conference - Happy Thanksgiving!

 Accreditation & Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MEND Clinical Conference
To provide endocrinology faculty and fellows, along with other interested health professionals, with current reviews of state-of-the-art endocrine practice. This includes updates on the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, discussions of interesting cases, and reviews of topics covered on the endocrine boards. The conference will also include discussions of radiology, surgery, and nuclear medicine as they relate to endocrinology.

This conference will utilize components of the Practice-Based Learning and Improvement as well as System-Based Practice. The conference will be evaluated to assess presenter’s Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communications Skills.

For additional scientific events, please see our MEND educational events page.