Regular Conferences

NameFrequencyLocationTime
Grand Rounds in Endocrinology and DiabetesWednesdays, except first62 Tilley Drivenoon - 1:00 p.m.
Endocrine Journal ClubFirst Wednesday62 Tilley Drivenoon - 1:00 p.m.
Didactic Lectures in EndocrinologyThursdays62 Tilley Drivenoon - 1:00 p.m.
Metabolic Bone ConferenceThird Friday

62 Tilley Drive

noon - 1:00 p.m.


Previous Events


November 8, 2019 -- Joel Schnure, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, was the course director for "Diabetes 2019: Updates on Management and Treatment."  Invited faculty and their presentations were:

  • Mary Korytkowski, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - Treating Diabetes in Older Adults:  What the Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials Are Telling Us and Hypoglycemia in Diabetes: Definitions, Causes, Consequences, Prevention
  • David J. Schneider, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, LCOM - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A New Era in the Treatment of Diabetes
  • Anders L. Carlson, MD, Medical Director, International Diabetes Center at Park Nicollet and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School - Using New Technologies in Diabetes Management
  • Rup Tandan, MD, Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, LCOM - Clinical Presentations and Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Involvement in Diabetes
  • Chassidy DesLaurier, RD, Clinical Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, UVMMC - Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes: Is It Safe?

Sept 27 2019 banner_borderSeptember 27, 2019 -- Jennifer Kelly, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, was the course director for this CME program on osteoporosis for primary care providers.  Invited faculty and their presentations were:

  • Morgan Merchand, APRN, Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner, UVM MC - Osteoporosis and Special Populations
  • Teresa Fama, MD, MS, Medical Director, Specialty Care and Director, Fracture Liaison Service, CVMC - Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Jennifer Kelly, DO - What's New in Osteoporosis 2019
  • Kaitlyn Barrett, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Pharmacologic Management of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: A Review of Recent Guidelines
  • Elizabeth Ames, MD, Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, LCOM - Geriatric Fractures and Proximal Humerus Fractures: Oh My!

Primary Care Update 2019May 10, 2019 -- Jennifer Kelly, DO, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, was the course director for this CME program designed to keep health care providers abreast of best practices in outpatient care of thyroid-related medical issues.  Invited faculty and their presentations were:

  • Joel Schnure, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Hyperthyroidism
  • Matthew Gilbert, DO, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Thyroid Nodules
  • Muriel Nathan, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Hypothyroidism
  • Juan Pablo Perdomo Rodriguez, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Interesting Thyroid Cases.

WelchFebruary 27, 2019 -- Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) held a press conference at Community Health Centers of Burlington to unveil legislation he authored that will provide relief from soaring insulin prices for patients with diabetes. Joining him were Dr. Joel Schnure, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, and two Vermont patients with diabetes.

The patients spoke of the skyrocketing price of insulin, which they require on a daily basis, and the burden that the expense is on their families' budgets.  

Dr. Schnure supported the patients' statement and confirmed that many patients cannot afford their full doses of insulin.  "So they skip doses or take half the dose...and suddenly their diabetes is out of control. We deal with this almost every day."

Welch's legislation would allow patients, pharmacists, and wholesalers to import lower-cost insulin from Canada and other countries under the supervision of the FDA.


Diabetes 2018November 9, 2018 -- The Division's first annual conference on diabetes care.  The CME program was attended by more than 90 providers of diabetes care from the New England and upstate New York region. Joel Schnure, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, was the course director.  Invited faculty and their presentations were:

  • Richard Solomon, MD, Patrick Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, LCOM - The Kidney: The Beginning and End in Patients with Diabetes
  • George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE, Medical Director, Grunberger Diabetes Institute - New Technologies in Diabetes Management
  • Richard Pratley, MD, Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute - Implication of Recent Diabetes Cardiovascular Outcome Trials for Clinical Practice,
  • Jack Leahy, MD, UVM Sarah Nichols Gruenig Green and Gold Professor of Diabetes Research - Keynote: Overview of the Changing Paradigms in Diabetes Care
  • David Kendall, MD, Chief Medical Office, MannKind Corporation - Insulins: The Old and the New
  • Kristen Bolton, RD, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, LCOM - Bringing It All Together: Why You Need a CDE on Your Team.

Islet ClubApril 11, 2015 -- The Endocrine Research/Islet Biology Group hosted the Spring 2015 meeting of the Boston-Ithaca Islet Biology Club, the oldest pancreatic islet study group in the country. The day-long meeting was held in the Davis Auditorium at UVMMC and attended by over 90 researchers from New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Montreal. Tom Jetton, PhD, Professor, was the conference director.  Click here for the meeting agenda